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May 13, 2011 at 9:29 AM

Some high-school softball highlights from Thursday

It’s tournament time in softball, at least in some leagues, so let’s get to some of the Thursday highlights, as reported to The Times:

SPSL 4A Tournament

Look for some great semifial action today (Friday) at 4 p.m. at the Kent Service Fields, as No. 6 Tahoma plays No. 10 Spanaway Lake and No. 7 Kentlake takes on No. 8 Puyallup. The winners then play at 6 p.m. As No. 1 seeds out of their divisions, Spanaway Lake and Kentlake had byes into the semis, while Tahoma and Puyallup each had to win twice Thursday to get there. Here are the first- and second-round games:

Rogers 9, Auburn Riverside 2

Courtney Johnson went 3-for-3 with three RBI, while Riley Whispel also drove in there with a double and Sydnee Norris was 2-for4 with a two-bagger and two RBI.

Tahoma 13, Beamer 3

Emily Miller and Sammii Jimenez each popped two home runs. Jimenez, who was 3-for-3, drove in four and Miller three.

Emerald Ridge 3, Jefferson 2 (9 innings)

Both teams scored a run in the second, then shot blanks until the ninth. ER scored two in the top half and TJ fell a run short in the bottom. Megan Hendrix got the win, scattering four hits.

Puyallup 3, Kentwood 2

Marissa Miller drove in a pair for the Vikings, who came from behind in the sixth. Kentwood’s Regan Rudsill was 2-for-3.

Tahoma 17, Rogers 5

Emily Miller stayed hot, going 4-for-4 with another home run and four RBI. Lisa Maulden was 3-for-4 with two doubles, while Sammii Jimenez also had another homer and also doubled, driving in three.

Puyallup 13, Emerald Ridge 5

Kelsey Robinson doubled twice and earned the victory on the mound, while Kylie McChesney went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. ER’s Mikayla Dwyer and Kristine Massey each had a double and single.

Auburn Riverside 13, Beamer 3

No details reported.

Jefferson 10, Kentwood 0

No details reported.

Metro League Tournament

Two of the state’s top 3A teams, No. 1 Holy Names and No. 7 Bainbridge, play for the title today at 4 p.m. at Lower Woodland. Here’s the action from Thursday:

West Seattle 10, Eastside Catholic 0

No details reported.

Bainbridge 14, Chief Sealth 4

Katie Raben nearly hit for the cycle, going 3-for-3 with a double, triple and home run. She drove in four and also picked up the win on the mound. Erin Kinney also had three hits with two RBI. Sealth’s Sarah Schendel went 2-for-3 with one RBI.

Bishop Blanchet 4, Nathan Hale 2

Pitcher Samantha Shanahan went 3-for-4 with a triple and Julian Fleming was 2-for-4 with one RBI. Morgan Porter accounted for Hale’s two runs on a pair of solo homers.

Bainbridge 11, West Seattle 3

Hailey Wilmann went 3-for-4 with two RBI and went the distance on the mound, scattering five hits and striking out eight. Clara Dunn was also 3-for-4 with a triple, two doubles and an RBI, while Caitlin McCormick was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Taylor Greenfield drove in two. West Seattle’s Annie Patnode finished 2-for-4.

Holy Names 10, Bishop Blanchet 0

Sylvie Thomas tossed a two-hitter and got offensive support from Shelby McCannel (2-for-3, 3B), Riley Hughes (2-for-3, 2 SB), Natalie Gellos (2B, 3 RBI) and Madie Baker (HR).

Chief Sealth 7, Eastside Catholic 5

No details reported.

Nathan Hale 12, Seattle Prep 11

Morgan Porter went 2-for-2, scoring three times, and Emily Rimar homered. Prep’s Jenay McAuley was 4-for-5, driving in two, and Abby Rockwell added two hits.

KingCo 3A Tournament

Bellevue and Mount Si play today at 3:30 at Mount Si and the winner takes on second-ranked Juanita there at 5 p.m. As league champion, Juanita was seeded directly into the championship game.

Bellevue 7, Liberty 1

Taylor Cooke was 3-for-4 and Anjani Briggs added two hits for the Wolverines. Denise Blohowiak homered to account for Liberty’s run and also singled.

Mount Si 12, Lake Washington 2

Rachael Picchena and Carly Weidenbach both had two-run home runs.

Other games

Eastlake 14, Newport 0

Nicole Guptle sparked the No. 5 Wolves, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and pitching the five-inning two-hitter, Kathryne Staudinger also doubled twice.

Issaquah 3, Roosevelt 1

Brielle Bray struck out 16 and allowed just two hits. Heather Benjamin doubled and scored.

Bothell 7, Inglemoor 4

Sammy Morris went 2-for-4, while Kelsey Morgan and Camille Weisenbach each doubled. Inglemoor’s Shelby Johnson also had a double.

Inglemoor 10, Ballard 8

Shelby Johnson was the only Inglemoor player with two hits, but four others delivered an extra-base shot — Holly Sandborg (HR, 4 RBI), Kylie Acadio (2B), Natalie Damen (2B) and Stephanie Soule (2B). For Ballard, Brittney Blokker was 3-for-4 and Julie Boone went 2-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored.

Cascade 9, Kamiak 1

Pitcher Makinlee Sellevold went 3-for-3 with two doubles and two runs scored and struck out 17 while allowing just four hits. Taryn Salter was 2-for-3 and scored twice.

Marysville-Pilchuck 12, Glacier Peak 2

Megan Rollings homered and drove in four for the No. 4 Tomahawks, while Haley Fritz was 2-for-4 and Jordyn Nickolson doubled, finishing with three RVI. GP’s Callie Bircher went 2-for-4 with a triple.

Sultan 7, Granite Falls 5

Courtney Morris led the way with a double and triple and also earned the victory. For Granite Falls, Emily Walbon was 2-for-2 with an RBI and run scored.

University Prep 3, Cedar Park Christian (Bothell) 2

Sophie Manasse had U-Prep’s lone hit, driving in two runs, and also picked up the win on the mound.

Orting 6, Seattle Christian 1

Kierra Carson and Hollie Wood each had a double and single with two RBI.

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