The game of the day lived up to its billing Wednesday as No. 5 Tahoma knocked off No. 3 Kentlake, 5-4, to pull into a first-place tie in the South Puget Sound League North Division. The two teams clash again today (Thursday) at 7 p.m. at Kentlake.
The Falcons led 5-0 through an inning and a half, but Tahoma rallied with two runs in the bottom of the second and tied it with three in the third, the final two scoring on a triple by pitcher Sammi Jimenez.
The Bears pushed the winning run across in the bottom of the seventh on a one-out sacrifice fly by Jordan Walley. Shelby Carter started the rally with a lead-off single.
Jimenez finished 2-for-4, while teammate Emily Miller was 3-for-4 with an RBI. For Kentlake, Erin Crowley went 3-for-4, scoring once, and Jessie Richardson was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and one run scored.
Tahoma has now won 12 in a row since losing to Jefferson 1-0 in 10 innings. The Bears get their second shot at TJ on Friday. Kentlake started the week unbeaten, then lost to Auburn Riverside on Monday.
One note about today’s schedule: That big KingCo 4A game between No. 1 Woodinville and No. 8 Eastlake has been moved to Woodinville with a 6:30 p.m. start.
And here are some highlights from other Wednesday softball games, as reported to The Times:
Kentridge 4-2, Mount Rainier 3-4
Three Kentridge players had two hits apiece in the first game — Haley Crush (including a 2B), Ashleigh Mate and Hannah Overall. Ashley Conradi drove in two runs. For Mount Rainier, Tayler Fillmore went 2-for-4 with a home run, Jasmin Fulmore was 2-for-3 with a double and Sonny Dorhofer finished 2-for-3 with two RBI. Mount Rainier took the second game as Maylynn Mitchell homered and doubled, driving in two. Kelsey O’Keefe had a pair of singles. Kentridge’s Mate had two more hits, including a double, and collected two RBI.
Jefferson 9, Kentwood 8
After Kentwood scored twice to take an 8-7 lead in the top of the seventh, Jefferson rallied for a pair in the bottom half to pull out the victory. Katie Jackson improved to 9-1 with the victory and helped herself with a double and three RBI. Annalise Campbell went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run. Kentwood’s Jalynn Rohweder had a big day with a home run and two doubles, driving in four and scoring three times. Regan Rudisill went 2-for-4 with a run.
Auburn 17, Kent-Meridian 0
Amber Morrow, one of the most feared hitters in the SPSL, went 3-for-3 with a home run, four runs scored and two stolen bases. Rylee Lewis was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI.
Spanaway Lake 2, Emerald Ridge 0
Cara Custer struck out 13 and helped her cause with a double and RBI. Jordan Steele tripled and scored, while Seirra Hoover had the other RBI. ER’s Mikayla Dwyer and Megan Hendrix were both 2-for-4.
Beamer 11-19, Graham-Kapowsin 3-0
The first victory was sparked by Halle Colson (3-for-5, 3 RBI) and Kelsey McDonnell (2-for-5, 3 RBI, 2 runs). Colson was also key in the second game with a double, three RBI and four runs scored, while Naomi Lee finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored. GK’s Bre Basich went 3-3 in the first game.
Rogers 10, Federal Way 0
Haley Dew had two hits and scored twice, while Riley Whispel drove in two runs and Tess Dixon tossed a five-inning two-hitter with seven Ks.
Woodinville 6, Ballard 0
Katie Engelbrecht (2-for-4, 3B, 2B, RBI) and Kayla O’Farrell (2-for-4, 3B, 2 RBI) keyed the offense for the top-ranked Falcons, while Keelin Davis pitched the shutout. Andrea Jewett had three of Ballard’s four hits.
Eastlake 7, Juanita 5Issaquah 5, Skyline 4
Eastlake (No. 8 in 4A) handed the Rebels (No. 2 in 3A) just their second loss of the season (the other was to Woodinvile, 1-0) behind the bats of Sammi Stavig (3-for-4, 2 runs), Nicole Guptle (2-for-3, run) and Kelley Cote (2-for-3). Juanita’s Aliah Sweere was 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Brielle Bray got the job done on the mound (scattering seven hits) and at the plate (two doubles). For Skyline, Lindsey Nicholson went 3-for-3 with a double and Anya Kambler was 2-for-4.
Bothell 11, Roosevelt 1
Sammy Morris (3-for-4, 2 runs, SB) and Arista Honey (2-for-3, HR, 2B, 2 RBI) set the pace.
Inglemoor 11, Garfield 1
Taylor Peacocke was a triple away from hitting for the cycle, finishing with three RBI and two runs scored. Holly Sandborg went 2-for-4 with two RBi and two runs. Olivia Turner drove in Garfield’s lone run.
Redmond 11, Newport 1
Redmond’s 14-hit parade was led by Lindsay Cristobal (3-for-3, 2 RBI, 3 runs), Chelsea Rakonza (3-for-4, 3 RBI, run) and Louise Chouinard (2-for-4, 2 RBI, 3 runs). Newport got a first-inning home run from Indiana Coxey.
Marysville-Pilchuck 9, Lake Sevens 2
Morgan Martinis laced a pair of doubles for the No. 7 Tomahawks, while Lake Stevens got a home run from Autumn Isaacson.
Arlington 11, Stanwood 10
The sixth-ranked Eagles scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to win it. They smacked 21 hits, led by Kalie Basher (3-for-4, 2 2B), Hailey Fields (3-for-5, 2B), Veronica Ladines (3-for-4), and Lindsay Amundson (2 2B). Stanwood’s Kristen Musgrove doubled twice.
Jackson 3, Cascade 2
Megan Cooley doubled and drove in two runs for the Timberwolves, while Samantha Munger was 2-for-2 for Cascade.
Snohomish 7, Monroe 3
Trysten Melhart went 3-for-4, scoring twice, while Anna Pisac was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI and Lindsey West also drove in a pair for the Panthers. Monroe’s Catherine Brakke finished 2-for-4 with a double and RBI, while Brittany Hedin was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Kamiak 10, Mariner 1
The Knights got twin lines from Carly Grant and Karis Monesmith, who were both 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
Edmonds-Woodway 5, Shorewood 4
Michelle Rumpel was 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and one run scored, while Brooklyn Bailey went 2-for-2 and scored twice. Sydney Forseth had an RBI triple. For Shorewood, Kendra Holley-Lair was 3-for-3 with an RBI, followed by Dani Norsby (2-for-3, 2B) and Celine Ulrich (2-for-4, 3B, 2B, RBI, run).
Holy Names 7, Bishop Blanchet 3
Natalie Gellos led the third-ranked Cougars, going 2-for-4 with a double. Blanchet’s Megan Lamb went 3-for-4, while Samantha Shanahan was 2-for-3 with a triple.
Lindbergh 11-0, Kennedy Catholic 7-16
Lindbergh pulled an upset in a three-inning game (not sure why it was official at three innings) as Adrianna Bernal and Danielle Danao both had two hits and two RBI. Kennedy’s Kelsey Trautmann was 2-for-3 with a triple. Trautmann also had two hits in the JFK victory, driving in two. The other Kennedy offensive stars were Tasha Beal (3-for-4, HR, 2B, 4 RBI, 3 runs), Jenny Donohue (3-for-4, 2 runs), Sierra Bains (2-for-3, 2 runs) and Amy Bassett (2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI).
Peninsula 5, Enumclaw 1
Peninsula got 2-for-3 efforts from Annie Binschus and Alaina Morgan. We didn’t get a first name for Enumclaw’s big hitter (M. Lamotte, 3-for-3).
Mountlake Terrace 4, Oak Harbor 2
Chelsea Crews went 3-for-3 with two runs scored, while Jesse Printz was 2-for-3 and maddy Kristjanson doubled, driving in two. For Oak Harbor, Emily Saar was 2-for-4 with a double and RBI, while Shawna Steele tripled and scored twice.
Everett 5, Shorecrest 1
The sixth-ranked Seagulls got home runs from Chloe Kesterson and Lexi Levin, while Shorecrest’s Jeanna Berg finished 2-for-3, driving in her team’s lone run.
Highline 7, Seattle Lutheran 2
Taylor Gower tossed a two-hitter.
Fife 6, Eatonville 4
Danie White and Morgan Maida both went 2-for-4. White had a double and two RBI. Fife’s Julia Templeton was also 2-for-4 with a double and RBI.
University Prep 14, Forest Ridge 2
Alex Wilson homered, singled and drove in four.
Chimacum 6-15, Life Christian 1-0
Kayley Castille drove in two in the 6-1 win, then the stars in the 15-0 game were Erin Bainbridge (2-for-2, RBI), Bridget Galle (2-for-3, 2 RBI) and Cydney Nelson (2B, 2 RBI).