I finally got the chance to get out to a softball game Thursday, and it was a good one between No. 3 Kentlake and No. 5 Tahoma. Kentlake won, 5-2. You can read my story here.
In the other big showdown of note, No. 1 Woodinville beat No. 8 Eastlake by the same 5-2 score. The Falcons had 10 hits, with six of those coming from the top of their lineup (Sara Anderson, Kayla O’Farrell and Makenna Weir). Laren Burchak had a double, while Madi Schreyer and Keelin Davis delivered back-to-back triples.
Schreyer allowed just three hits and struck out 10, but walked six. She got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth. Woodinville coach Mark Leander said there were several outstanding defensive plays by both teams. He singled out Eastlake’s Lexi Jaeger (third base), Maddie Napier (right field) and Kathryne Staudinger (shortstop) and also noted that Weir, Woodinville’s shortstop, made a great play to take away a hit up the middle.
Here are some highlights from other Thursday softball games reported to The Times:
Redmond 5, Ballard 3
Christine Ho went 2-for-3 with three RBI, while Lindsay Cristobal was 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run and Stephanie Gero had a triple, RBI and one run scored. Ballard’s Andrea Jewett spanked two doubles and a triple.
Skyline 19, Garfield 2
Anya Kamber keyed the 16-hit attack with a triple, double and single, driving in three.
Spanaway Lake 7-6, Bethel 0-1
Cara Custer struck out 13 in the two-hit shutout and was backed by Sara Wells (3-for-5, 2 runs). Custer fanned 12 in the 6-1 victory, allowing just three hits, and went 2-for-4 with a triple, double and two RBI.
Jefferson 12, Kentridge 2
The Raiders spread the offense around, led by Nicole Greenheck (3-for-3, 2B, 3 RBI), Lexi Goranson (3-for-3), Annalise Campbell (3-for-4, 3 RBI) and Katie Jackson (2-for-4, 3 RBI). KR’s Ashleigh Mate went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Puyallup 6, Emerald Ridge 3 (8 innings)
Ashley Falcon went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored for the Vikings. ER’s Megan Hendrix had a triple, double, RBI and run scored.
Graham-Kapowsin 4, Federal Way 1
Hailey Kennedy homered and was 2-for-3 along with Taylor Nelson. Ashley Leise drove in Federal Way’s run.
Marysville-Pilchuck 2, Monroe 1
Megan Rollings homered for the seventh-ranked Tomahawks and Haley Fritz went 3-for-4 with a triple and double. Monroe’s Bethany Hedin was 2-for-3.
Bainbridge 13, Bishop Blanchet 0
Katie Raben tossed a one-hitter for the No. 7 Spartans and got offensive support from Clara Dunn (3-for-4, 3B, 7 RBI), Erin Kinney (2-for-3, RBI) and Hailey Willmann (2-for-4, RBI).
Nathan Hale 11, Eastside Catholic 1
Natalie Smith allowed just one hit, while Morgan Porter went 4-for-5 and Maria Balarezo was 2-for-3.
Bellevue 7, Mercer Island 0
Katie Savard and Sammie Trulson each supplied a pair of hits.
Liberty 7, Interlake 6
Jenn Rucker went 3-for-3 with a double for the Pats, while Liza VanCamp had a triple and single.
Lake Washington 14, Sammamish 1
Bethany Bacon went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Sammamish got it’s run in the first off an RBI single by Nikki Kerns-Kovac.
Highline 11, Evergreen 1
Hope McElwain highlighted her 3-for-3 day with a home run, while Rayna McElwain was 2-for-4 with three stolen bases in addition to throwing a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts.
Bonney Lake 19-11, Enumclaw 3-1
The No. 9 Panthers had a bevy of offensive standouts. In the 19-3 game, they were Bailey Ahern (2-for-3, 2B, 4 RBI), Chloe Beal (2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI), Rendi Johnson (2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI), Christian McKone (2-for-3, 2 runs), Kali Patterson (2-for-4, 2B, 2 RBI) and Taylor Watkins (2-for-3, RBI). In the 11-1 win, Patterson was 2-for-3 with another double and three RBI, while Madi Lowry went 3-for-4, driving in one.
Peninsula 9, Lakes 0
Kaitlyn McKinney led the way, going 3-for-4 with a triple.
Oak Harbor 6, Meadowdale 5 (9 innings)
This one had a wild finish as it was 2-2 going into the ninth. Meadowdale scoed three in the top half, but Oak Harbor wasn’t done. Emily Hunt went 3-for-4, scoring twice, while Amanda Pavey was 2-for-5 with an RBI and Abby Rankin drove in two with a double. For Meadowdale, Kyle Studioso was 2-for-5 with a triple and RBI, and Shannon Haukup went 2-for-5 with an RBI, run and two stolen bases.
Mountlake Terrace 5, Glacier Park 4
Chelsea Crews led the Hawks with two hits, and RBI and a run scored, while GP’s Annie Reynolds fell a double short of hitting for the cycle.
Cedarcrest 13, South Whidbey 9
Kailyn Campell drove in four with a double and single and Taylor Turner stoke two bases and scored three times. South Whidbey’s Shantel Brown ws 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two RBI.
White River 15, Eatonville 4
Sam Mitchell went 3-for-5 with a double, run and RBI, while Jordynn Smith was 2-for-4 with a double, four RBI and two runs. For Eatonville, Maddy Smith homered and singled, driving in two and scoring twice, and Kendra Trummert was 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 5, Bellevue Christian 1
Amy Timm finished 2-for-3 with a double and Ryanne Fazio was also 2-for-3, driving in one. Ali King drove in Bellevue Christian’s run.
Chimacum 16, Vashon Island 0
Kaitlin Cadero tossed a five-inning one-hitter and went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Erin Bainbridge blasted three doubles, driving in two, while Natasha Savidge was 2-for-3 with four RBI.
Seattle Christian 11, Life Christian 1
Kelli Kumasaka drove in two for the Warriors.