Still not a lot of high-school softball games being played in the area, and I fear that some of those who did play Wednesday might have gotten frostbite!
But here are some highlights from those reported to The Times:
Kentlake 12, Kentwood 6
The two teams showed why Kentwood is known as a hitter’s park — five players smacked home runs: Erin Crowley, Brittany Styger and Erika Smyth for the fourth-ranked Falcons and Bailey Marshall and Allison Newcomb for Kentwood. Styger finished with four hits, including a double, and drove in four. Smyth also had a double and was 3-for-5, stealing a base and scoring four times. Teammate Jessie Richardson was 4-for-5 with four RBI and four runs.
Tahoma 6, Auburn-Riverside 5
Bre West was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI for the seventh-ranked Bears, who built a 6-1 lead and held on. Sammii Jimenez allowed just one earned run. AR’s Hannah Melick was 2-for-4.
Jefferson 8, Auburn 7 (9 innings)
After Auburn took a 7-6 lead in the top of the ninth, the Raiders rallied for two runs in the bottom half and won despite making six errors. TJ’s Michaela Patton went 3-for-5 with a home run, while Alexandria Crowe was 2-for-5 and Annalise Campbell drove in two runs. Auburn’s Amber Marlow homered, doubled and singled, finishing with three RBI. Katie Porter was 2-for-5 with a double.
Curtis 13, Graham-Kapowsin 7
Brittany Halquist hammered two doubles and a triple, collecting six RBI, to lead the way. Morgan Arrington and Molly Yoshikawa also each tripled, as did G-K’s Hailey Kenney.
Bainbridge 18, Seattle Prep 0
The Spartans, ranked No. 4 in 3A, finally got back into action and didn’t miss a beat. Clara Dunn went 3-for-3 with three RBI, while Taylor Greenfield was 2-for-3 with two RBI. Katie Raben struck out nine and tossed a five-inning one-hitter.
Chief Sealth 18, Ingraham 4
The Seahawks exploded for 19 hits, including home runs by Averie Mascrinas (who also tripled and doubled), Cara Viloudaki (3-for-4) and Corie Schwinger (2-for-2).
Shorewood 6, Oak Harbor 5
Celine Ulrich and Mellisa Eik both had a pair of hits for the Thunderbirds and Madision Hollenbeck doubled. For Oak Harbor, Shawna Steele and Morgan Young ripped three hits each and Abby Rankin doubled.
White River 17, Franklin Pierce 13
The Hornets won a wild one as Sam Mitchell went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, while Jordynn Smith was 3-for-5. FP got three hits each from Anna Lennox and Lenessa Nelson and two from Kelli Crawford.