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March 25, 2011 at 12:15 PM

Some high-school softball highlights from Thursday

Coming into the 2011 softball season, Juanita and Bellevue were expected to battle for the KingCo 3A/2A title again.

They squared off Thursday for the first of two meetings, and No. 9 Juanita won a nail-biter, 1-0.

It was quite a pitching duel, with Allison Rhodes (5-0) taking the victory. She allowed just three hits and struck out 12 without issuing a walk. Emily Fleischman was the tough-luck loser, despite giving up only four this. She struck out three and walked one.

Three Juanita players were key contributors on offense. Molly Steck was 1-for-2 scoring the winning run on an RBI by Lexy Faist. Rachel O’Neill had a triple.

The two teams clash again next month.

Here are highlights from some of the other Thursday games, as reported to The Times:

Liberty 14, Mercer Island 4

Denise Blohowiak and Ana Faoro each smacked three hits for the Patriots.

Interlake 19, Sammamish 4

Erin Scott went 4-for-5 with a double to pace the Saints. Taylor Ferleman and two of Sammamish’s five hits, including a triple.

Issaquah 9, Skyline 3

The Eagles won despite getting just three hits — all by Heather Benjamin, who finished with a double, RBI and stolen base. Skyline, which committed seven errors, got a 2-for-3 performance by Lindsey Nicholson, who doubled and stole two bases. Brielle Bray struck out 10 to earn the victory.

Arlington 4, Cascade 2

Veronica Ladines went 2-for-3 with a double and picked up the save on the mound.

Spanaway Lake 4, Rogers 1

The Rams, who hurt themselves with three errors, saw Courtney Johnson drive in four of their runs, while Lana Van Dyken went 2-for-3 with a run. No Spanaway Lake offensive highlights were reported, but Cara Custer earned the victory, fanning eight.

Everett 16, Mountlake Terrace 7

Chloe Kesterson led the eighth-ranked Seagulls, going 3-for-5 with a home run, double, three runs scored and one RBI. Kate Schram also homered, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. For Arlington, Mindy James was 4-for-5 with two doubles and two runs scored, while Chelsea Crews had a home run, single, two RBI and two runs.

Glacier Peak 5, Oak Harbor 0

Alexis Michael paced the offense, going 3-for-4, while Callie Bircher struck out 13.

Shorecrest 4, Lynnwood 2

Amanda Hartley smacked two home runs, driving in three and scoring twice. For Lynnwood, Jenah Barlow was 2-for-3, while Kelsey Parker ripped a solo homer.

Meadowdale 8, Shorewood 1

Kylee Studioso lost the shutout on an unearned run in the seventh. Offensively, the seventh-ranked Mavs had a pair of standouts — Shannon Haukap (3-for-4, 2B, RBI) and Lilly Paschal (3-for-3).

Franklin Pierce 2, Fife 0

Kelli Crawford struck out 11, scattering four hits, and had a 2-for-3 day at the plate.

Bellevue Christian 7, Lindbergh 6

After Lindbergh put up four runs in the top of the seventh, the Vikings answered with five in the bottom half to win. Ting Sue was 2-for-4 with three stolen bases. Adrianna Bernal doubled and drove in two runs for the Eagles.

Seattle Lutheran 13, Cascade Christian 6

Kendra Rancich was 2-for-2 and scored three times for the winners.

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