It was a beautiful day for softball Tuesday, and I’ll get right to the highlights of games reported to The Times:
Kentlake 7, Tahoma 2
In the tiebreaker game to decide the Nos. 1-2 seeds out of the SPSL 4A North Division, the seventh-ranked Falcons beat No. 6 Tahoma for the second straight time after losing the first meeting. Maddie Brown went 3-for-4 and scored twice, while Kellie Nielsen was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Jessie Richardson finished 2-for-4 with a double, scoring once and Erika Smyth had a home run and two RBI. Tahoma’s Jordan Walley had a double, one of just four hits Hannah Sauget allowed.
Puyallup 4, Rogers 3
With the victory in the regular-season finale, the eighth-ranked Vikings earned second place in the SPSL South as Kelsey Robinson went 3-for-4 (also earning the victory) and Kylie McChesney was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Rogers, which finished third, got a 3-for-4 effort from Courtney Johnston with one RBI.
Jefferson 10, Auburn Riverside 0
The Raiders smacked 14 hits in the SPSL North tiebreaker to decide the Nos. 3-4 seeds into the league tournament, led by Lexi Goranson (3-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 SB), Nicole Greenheck (3-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs), Alexandria Crowe (2-for-4, RBI, run) and Katie Jackson (2-for-4, RBI). Jackson pitched the three-hit shutout, which went six innings.
Ballard 3, Issaquah 2
Jamie Thelen homered for the Beavers, while Issaquah’s Brielle Bray went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored. Bray took the loss despite allowing just four hits.
Marysville-Pilchuck 7, Arlington 0
The fourth-ranked Tomahawks beat No. 9 Arlington as Riley Fritz tossed a five-hit shutout. Megan Rollings tripled and drove in two.
Everett 10, Shorewood 2
Lauren Kesterson and Lexi Levin each had two hits for the sixth-ranked Seagulls (Kesterson’s day included a triple). Shorewood’s Celine Ulrich was 2-for-3.
South Whidbey 8, Archbishop Murphy 4
Alex Kubeska (2-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI) and Katie Piehler (2-for-2, 2B, RBI) led the way. Marea Homes had a big day for the Widcats, going 3-for-3 with two homers, driving in all four runs.
Cedarcrest 10, Sultan 6
Kailyn Campbell and Karly Gidos both went 2-for-4 with a home run and Gidos also doubled. Sultan’s Rachel Kirkpatrick doubled twice, driving in four.