Wow! What a softball game between Woodinville and Juanita Wednesday!
The Falcons, ranked No. 1 in Class 4A, pulled out a 1-0, nine-inning victory over the Rebels, ranked No. 4 in Class 3A. Both teams were unbeaten coming in.
Both pitchers were exceptional in going the distance. Madi Schreyer struck out 13, walked four and gave up just two hits — both by Katie Kent. Allison Rhodes took the tough loss despite fanning 15. She scattered four hits and walked six.
Neither team committed an error.
Here are some highlights from other Wednesday games, as reported to The Times:
Eastlake 2, Ballard 1
In another strong pitching performance, Sophie Palenscar struck out 16 against four walks and four hits. Plus, she went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Kathryne Staudinger was also 2-for-4. Bernie Cardon drove in Ballard’s lone run.
Newport 12, Redmond 10
Christine Ho hammered four hits and drove in seven runs to lead the Mustangs, who also got a 3-for-4 effort from Ashley Mitchell that included a double, RBI and three runs scored. For Newport. Maggie Pena was 3-or-4 with two runs and two RBI, while Indiana Coxey finished 2-for-3 with a double, three runs and two RBI.
Auburn Riverside 14, Auburn 9
Auburn showed Hannah Melick respect by walking her with the bases loaded. She wound up with three free passes, and still went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBI. Breanna Clarke was 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI, Alyssa Jarman went 3-for-5 with a double and RBI and Danielle Robinson finished 2-for-3. Amber Morrow, Auburn’s big gun, drew three walks. The Trojans got some firepower from Katie Porter (2-for-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI), Kenzie Blakeley (3-for-4, 2B, RBI), McCall Wilson (2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI) and Jennifer Simpson (2-for-5, RBI).
Kentlake 7, Kentridge 5
Erika Smith doubled twice and singled to lead the fourth-ranked Falcons, who also got a 2-for-3 day from Alexis Engman. Kentridge’s Kayla Andrus was 2-for-2, scoring three times.
Mount Rainier 17, Kent-Meridian 2
Hillary Klein’s triple highlighted her 4-for-4 day.
Spanaway Lake 3, Beamer 2
Cara Custer did her usual thing, striking out 15 and driving in a run. Sierra Hoover helped out by going 2-for-3 with two RBI.
Puyallup 16, Curtis 1
Kelsey Robinson tossed a five-inning two-hitter, fanning 11, and went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI and three runs scored. Amanda Weller and Kylie McChesney both tripled twice as part of their 3-for-4 efforts. Weller drove in three and scored three times, while McChesney had two RBI and one run scored.
Emerald Ridge 5, Bethel 1
Kristine Massey homered, while Stephanie Riley went 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI and one run. Chelsey Hayes finished 2-for-4. Bethel’s Ashley Haugen was 3-for-3 with two doubles.
Rogers 13, Graham-Kapowsin 1
Tess Dixon drilled a dinger, finishing 2-for-4 with four RBI. Rylee Whispel was 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Marysville-Pilchuck 15, Cascade 2
Riley Fritz homered, doubled, singled and drove in seven for the third-ranked Tomahawks.
Snohomish 10, Mairner 1
Senior catcher Lindsey West smacked her second grand slam in two days, while Trysten Melhart finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored.
Jackson 17, Stanwood 0
The seventh-ranked Timberwolves piled up 16 hits, including home runs by Lindsay Robison (2-for-3, 4 RBI) and Maddy Mertens (2 RBI). Three others had two or more hits — Dewey Davis (3-for-3, 3 2B), Chandra Tewari (3-for-3) and Matti Tetzlaff (2-for-3).
Arlington 19, Kamiak 2
Lindsay Amundson went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored.
Lake Stevens 7, Edmonds-Woodway 0
Tayler Blumenfeld homored and singed as part of the Vikings’ 13-hit attack. Autumn Isaacson went 3-for-4, while Emily Schollenbe tripled and Savannah Fortney had a two-run double. For E-W, Sydney Daniel and Cassady Orstad both went 2-for-3.
Lake Washington 3, Interlake 1
The Kangaroos had just two hits, but took advantage of five Interlake errors. Carew Giberson-Chen went 2-for-4 for the Saints with a stolen base and run scored.
Holy Names 20, Eastside Catholic 1
Shelby McCannell went 4-for-4 with a home run and seven RBIs for the fifth-ranked Cougars, who also saw Francesca Liburdy go 4-for-4 with two doubles.
Tyee 15, Evergreen 5
Jordan Kelley cranked a home run to go along with two singles, driving in two runs, while Pitchaya Yourglich was 2-for-3 with three RBI.
Peninsula 2, Auburn Mountainview 0
Annie Binschusmi went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI.
Seattle Christian 5, Foster 0
Molli Ronish tripled and drove in a run.
Cedarcrest 5, Archbishop Murphy 1
Stephanie Hall was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Cedarcrest, while Nikki Melseth went 2-for-2 for the Wildcats, driving in their lone run.
Steilacoom 6, Eatonville 2
Jessica Miller led the way, going 4-for-4 with a triple. Eatonville’s Kendra Trummert had an RBI double.