The struggles continue with top-10 softball teams in Class 4A. Two SPSL teams tumbled Wednesday (No. 6 Kentlake and No. 9 Puyallup).
I’m taking nominations for top-10 teams, please!
For now, here are highlights from the Wednesday games:
Tahoma 6, Kentlake 1
The Bears, who were in the top-10 to start the season, pounded out 11 hits — including two apiece by Halle Elliott and Molly Lathrop, each with a pair of stolen bases as well. Mariah Hill earned the victory, scattering five hits.
Curtis 5, Puyallup 4
It’s the second loss over the past week for Puyallup, which committed three errors. Britt Halquist ripped a two-run homer for Curtis and Morgan Arrington went 3-for-4, scoring twice.
Spanaway Lake 8, Beamer 0
Alleyah Armandariz struck out 14 in tossing the three-hit shutout and went 2-for-4 with a double. Audri Naputi also had two hits, includind a two-bagger.
Arlington 7, Kamiak 4
Lindsay Amundson doubled twice for the No. 3 Eagles and Katelyn McDonald added a double and single. Kamiak’s Kristyna Phan was 2-for-3 with a double.
Marysville-Pilchuck 8, Cascade 2
Haley Fritz led the way, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored. Aubrey Peterson had two of Cascade’s five hits.
Edmonds-Woodway 2, Lake Stevens 0
Katelynn Lafferty twirled a two-hit shutout and Cassady Orstad delivered two hits for the Warriors.
Jackson 11, Stanwood 0 (5 innings)
Megan Cooley went 3-for-3, scoring twice, while Erin Bueser was 2-for-3 with three RBI. Jessica Roy also had two hits for the Timberwolves.
Monroe 10, Marysville Getchell 1
Kiley Ochoa was 4-for-5, while Michayla Johnson had two hits and Devan Larsen drove in three. Alyssa Eagan struck out nine, allowing just three hits, including an RBI double by Ashlynne Hood.
Juanita 16, Liberty 3 (5 innings)
Keana Miller keyed the 16-hit outburst for the Rebels, ranked No. 1 in 3A, going 5-for-5 with a double, six RBI and three runs scored. Molly Steck and Amanda Tsujikawa each added two hits and two RBI. Allison Rhodes struck out nine in four innings. Miranda Kukantz had two hits for the Pats.
Bainbridge 12, Holy Names 0
The No. 3 Spartans handed the No. 9 Cougars their first loss, ripping 19 hits. Alison Reichert was 4-for-4 with a triple, three RBI and three runs scored. Taylor Greenfield went 3-for-5 with a double and Erin Kinney added another three safeties. Katie Raben allowed just two hits, striking out six. The two teams are scheduled to meet again Friday at Baingridge.
Seattle Prep 8, Eastside Catholic 6
Jean McAuley went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three RBI, while Abby Rockwell was 2-for-4 with a triple and pitched six innings for the victory. Jamie Giuinasso picked up the save. For Eastside Catholic, D. Mix (sorry, no first name) had a triple and two RBI.
Bishop Blanchet 15, Lakeside 0 (5 innings)
Lissa Sutermeister allowed just one hit and struck out five without a walk and the offense was keyed by Samantha Shanahan (3-for-4 with a home run).
Highline 19, Foster 1 (3 innings)
The Pirates got home runs from Nicole Jacobson (2-for-3, four RBI and also a double) and Meghan Beswetherick (2-for-3, three RBI).
Lindbergh 18, Renton 3 (4 innings)
Maria Cornwell was 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI and four runs scored, while Brooke Baxley homered, driving in three.
Enumclaw 13, Lakes 0
Jen Simpson enjoyed a 4-for-5 day with four runs scored and an RBI and Bri Schmidt went 3-for-5 with a double, four RBI and three runs.
Glacier Peak 2, Shorecrest 1
Callie Bircher struck out nine, scattered three hits and also contributed a double.