Looks like another great day for softball and there were several games of interest played Thursday, so let’s get right to the highlights:
Arlington 10, Marysville-Pilchuck 5
Veronica Ladines cracked two home runs and a double, driving in four runs, to help give herself the victory on the mound as the Eagles handed the third-ranked Tomahawks their first loss of the season. M-P scored all five of its runs in the third to take the early lead and was still up 5-4 going into the seventh. MP’s Haley Fritz went 2-for-4.
Jackson 13, Snohomish 5
Dewey Davis was 4-for-4 with two RBI and Megan Colley added three hits as the No. 7 Timberwolves came from behind after spotting Snohomish four runs in the top of the first. For the Panthers, Trysten Melhart went 3-for-4, while Jennie Winston had a double and single.
Kamiak 4, Stanwood 3
Carly Grant doubled and drove in two for the Knights.
Everett 10, Meadowdale 8
In a battle between two top-10 WesCo 3A teams, the No. 8 Seagulls avenged an earlier loss to the No. 3 Mavericks, who stumbled for the second time this week after an 8-0 start. Three Everett players went 3-for-4 — Anna Hudson (4 RBI), Bailey Wetmore (HR) and C.J. Shaver (2B). Meadowdale got home runs from Lily Paschal (2-for-3) and Alyssa Reuble (2-for-3) and a double from Kylie Studioso (2-for-4).
Lynnwood 15, Glacier Peak 5
Kelsey Parker drilled a home run and two singles, driving in two and scoring three times, to lead the Royals. Two GP players homered — Chantel Conrad and Elaine Lytle.
Woodinville 11, Roosevelt 0
Keelin Davis struck out 10, allowed just two hits and didn’t walk anyone in logging the six-inning shutout for the top-ranked Falcons. The offensive stars were Sara Anderson (3-for-5, 4 runs), Nicole Versace (2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI) and Alison Wulfman (2-for-4, 3 RBI, 2 runs).
Newport 8, Issaquah 2
Bridget Raftery went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored and also got key contributions from India Gantz (2-for-3, 2 RBI) and Danae Greenfield (2-for-3, RBI, run).
Kentlake 10, Auburn 6
Auburn’s Amber Morrow mashed a long home run, a double and a single, but it wasn’t enough as the fourth-ranked Falcons spread the wealth around. Erin Crowley went 2-for-4 with a triple, two RBI and three runs scored, while Jessie Richardson was 2-for-3, scoring three times.
Tahoma 7, Kentwood 4.
Jordan Walley homered for the sixth-ranked Bears. Kentwood’s Hannah Feist also went long, driving in two.
Jefferson 4, Kentridge 1
Annalise Campbell went 2-for-3, while Alyssa Keyes drove in a pair. KR’s Kayla Andrus was 2-for-3.
Spanaway Lake 10, Federal Way 0
Cara Custer struck out 14 while throwing the six-inning two-hitter and went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Nikki Irving also drove in a trio, finishing 2-for-3.
Emerald Ridge 12, Beamer 0
Megan Hendrix tossed a two-hitter in the five-inning victory and went 4-for-4 with a double. Stephanie Riley was also 4-for-4, doubling twice.
Bellevue 6, Liberty 1
The Wolverines got solid offensive performances from Katie Savard (3-for-4), Anjani Briggs (2-for-3, 2 RBI) and Marika McCarthy (2-for-4). Emily Fleischman allowed just two hits, including a triple by Denise Blohowiak.
Bainbridge 7, Bishop Blanchet 0
Clara Dunn had a home run and singel to lead the 10th-ranked Spartans, with Katie Raben tossing the two-hit shutout.
Bonney Lake 16-12, Decatur 3-2
In the first game, the ninth-ranked Panthers got notable offensive efforts by Christian McKone (2-for-3, 2B, RBI), Taylor Watkins (2-for-4, 3 RBI) and Kayla Wells (2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI). Then two others stepped up in the nightcap — Rendi Johnson (2-for-3, 2 RBI) and Madi Lowry (2-for-4, RBI).
Peninsula 8, Auburn Mountainvew 5
Home runs by Delene Colburn (3-for-4, 3 runs) and Kelly Kirk weren’t enough for the Lions. Peninsula’s offense was paced by Alaina Morgan (3-for-4, 2 runs), Kayla Stelle (2-for-4, 2 runs) and Annie Binschus (2-for-4, run).
Lakes 16, Enumclaw 11
Lizzy Badger went 4-for-5 with a double, while Stephanie Shupe finished 3-for-5 and also doubled. Enumclaw’s Courtney Cox had two triples and a single, while Kanisha McClellan chipped in another three hits.
Franklin Pierce 4, White River 2
Anna Lennox cranked a home run to highlight her 3-for-3 day, while Kelli Crawford was 2-for-3 while striking out 11. WR’s Miriam Alavi finished 2-for-4.
Eatonville 15, Washington 5
The Cruisers showed some pop, led by Morgan Maida (3-for-3, 2 3B, 2 RBI, 3 runs, SB), K.K. Voss (2-for-3, 2B, RBI, 2 runs, SB) and Alicia White (3-for-4, 3B, 2B, four RBI).
Bellevue Christian 14, University Prep 3
Kendra Hamilton led the way by going 4-for-4 with four runs, while Ali King went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and four runs scored. For U-Prep, Deanna Taylor was 2-for-3, while Katheryn Gouker tripled.
Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 16, Forest Ridge 3
The offensive parade was sparked by Ryanne Fazio (3-for-4, 2B, four RBI), Amy Timm (4-for-4) and Erica Girgus (2-for-2), plus Kayla Roth homered and drove in three. Sydney Martinez doubled and drove in two for Forest Ridge.
Chimacum 10, Orting 1
Mallory Cossell doubled twice, driving in two, while Kristin Castillo went 3-for-4.