Their meetings this season have been fierce showdowns between two of the state’s best. With two of the area’s top 10 pitchers, several Division-I bound position players and a long-standing conference rivalry, Woodinville and Eastlake have faced off in three of the best games this season.
Today at 5 p.m. they play a fourth time, this time for the KingCo 4A tournament championship.
Eastlake won 9-0 last night against Lake Washington behind a four-hit shutout by Stephanie Fox, a 4-for-4, RBI day by UW-bound Kimi Pohlman and a 2-for-4 day by UNLV-bound Marissa Guches. Woodinville had a tighter game, but it ace Devan McComb on the mound, the Falcons shut down Redmond and won 1-0. Lindsay Sullivan had the winning RBI in the second, and McComb made it last.
There’s a good possibility of seeing those two aces back against today in such an important game. But it’s not the only softball tournament going on right now. Far from it. The Northwest 3A tournament is at Janicki Fields in Sedro-Wooley, the Northwest 4A tournament is at Sky River Park in Monroe, and the West Central 3A and 4A tournaments are getting started today at Sprinkler Rec Center in Tacoma.
Also, the Sea-King 3A tournament, featuring the Metro and KingCo 3A teams, is on at Marymoor Park today, starting at noon. KingCo 3A went 5-1 against Metro yesterday, and I’ll be there today to see if the Eastsiders can keep it up.
1. Natalie Allen, Holy Names, girls tennis. Allen beat Bellevue’s Nikole Novikova, the 2006 champ, in a three-set thriller, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (6), to win the Sea-King 3A District championship.
2. Lindsay Willman, Bainbridge, softball. Pitched a one-hit shutout against Skyline to advance in the Sea-King 3A District tournament.
3. Seo Hee Moon, Kamiak, girls golf. Shot a two-round 149 at Gallery Golf Course, 11 strokes better than the competition, to win the Northwest 4A District tournament and advance to state.