The last two weeks of the state softball rankings, I’ve been meaning to have Ballard listed among the “others to watch” in Class 4A.
Now, the Beavers really have my attention. They improved to 3-0 by knocking off No. 10 Inglemoor Tuesday, so I’m starting the highlights there:
Ballard 9, Inglemoor 2
Andrea Jewett struck out 10 and the Beavers got a home run from Julie Boone, who was 2-for-4. Lexi Gray added a two-run double. Inglemoor got three hits from Shelby Johnson and two from Izzy Riddle, each with a double.
Woodinville 11, Roosevelt 0 (5 innings)
Keelyn Davis tossed a one-hitter and also homered for The Falcons, ranked No. 2 in 4A. Alex Boyd also had a home run and added a triple, driving in three, while Alison Wulfman had a pair of singles and two RBI.
Issaquah 5, Redmond 1
Brielle Bray got it done on the mound (13 strikeouts) and at the plate (2-for-3 with a home run) for the Eagles. Kylie Bevell was 3-for-4 with a double. Ashley Mitchell accounted for Redmond’s lone run with a third-inning homer.
Bothell 16, Garfield 0 (5 innings)
Kendra Heyer was 2-for-3 with three RBI, while Sammy Morris scored three times and had two RBI and Camille Weisenbach accounted for two runs scored and two RBI.
Holy Names 12, Eastside Catholic 1 (5 innings)
Claire McCarthy cracked three triples and a single, driving in four for the Cougars, ranked No. 10 in 3A.
Chief Sealth 8, Nathan Hale 5
The Seahawks got home runs from winning pitcher Chloe Behar and Alana Sullivan, who also had a double and a single. Hale’s Emily Rimar was 3-for-3 with a homer.
Highline 8, Hazen 1
The Pirates got a home run and single from both Nicole Jacobson and Brooke McElwain, while Micky Haury provided a triple and single and went the distance in the mound, striking out eight.
Auburn Mountainview 5, Peninsula 0
Quierra Bradford was 2-for-3 with three RBI, while Delene Colburn earned the victory and scored three times. Rachel Wittreich had two hits for Peninsula.