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April 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Monday’s high-school softball highlights

The upsets continue in Class 4A softball. No, top-ranked Woodivinlle didn’t fall Monday, but No. 5 Emerald Ridge and No. 10 Kentwood did.

So, we’ll start the highlights with those games:

Puyallup 5, Emerald Ridge 2

The linescore is a bit deceiving. Puyallup, which dropped out of this week’s rankings after losing two of its previous four games, was out-hit 6-4. And ER pitcher Meagan Hendrix struck out 10 (but walked six). The Vikings pushed four runs across in the second and another in the third, then survived a seventh-inning rally. Makenzie Pletcher drove in two, while Audrey Birklid had a double and RBI. Marissa Miller went the distance, striking out four and walking just one.

Jefferson 2, Kentwood 1 (10 innings)

Rocky Hale wound up throwing nine strong innings after starter Katie Jackson was forced to go behind the plate when TJ’s catcher was injured. She struck out nine and didn’t issue a walk. Kentwood out-hit TJ 6-3, but committed three errors — including on on Jackson’s safety squeeze that scored the winning run. Rachel Burr drove in the Conks’ lone run.

Woodinville 6, Newport 1

The Falcons, who jumped up to the top spot in the rankings earlier in the day, got a big day from Emily Jackson, who went 3-for-5 with two RBI and four runs scored. Lauren Burchak was 2-for-3 with a double, driving in one, and Maddie Schreyer struck out nine. But it was closer than the score indicates as the No. 6 Knights, who had a 10-game win streak snapped, left nine on base. Brooke Baumgardner doubled for Newport.

Ballard 2, Redmond 0

Andrea Jewett tossed a one-hitter, striking out 11 and walking one, and also went 2-for-3 with a double. Redmond’s Melissa White fanned 10.

Bothell 3, Skyline 2

Sammy Morris went 2-for-3 and the Cougars scored three in the bottom of the sixth to erase a 2-0 deficit. Winter Ridgeway was the hard-luck loser, scattering four hits and striking out 11.

Issaquah 8, Roosevelt 1

No Issaquah highlights reported. For the Roughriders, Kate Quamma went 2-for-3 with a double, driving in their lone run.

Eastlake 12, Garfield 0 (5 innings)

The Wolves got home runs from Sophie Palenscar (3-for-4, three RBI, three runs) and Lexi Jaeger (2-for-4, two RBI, three runs).

Auburn 4, Kentridge 2 (9 innings)

Rilee Lewis had a pair of hits for the Trojans, while McCall Wilson drove in two.

Tahoma 15, Mount Rainier 0 (5 innings)

Bre West tripled twice, driving in two, to key the Bears’ 17-hit attack. Hayley Beckstrom tripled and doubled, also accounting for two RBI. Mariah Hill and Maddie Scott combined on a one-hitter.

Rogers 11, Bethel 1 (5 innings)

Rylee Whispel doubled, driving in three, while Courtney Johnston had a triple and three RBI.

Marysville-Pilchuck 15, Stanwood 1 (5 innings)

Abi Otto led the No. 8 Tomahawks, going 2-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored.

Juanita 14, Interlake 5

The Rebels, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, got big outings at the plate from Keanna Miller (5-for-5, triple, two RBI, four runs) and Abbey Oswald (3-for-5, double, two RBI, four runs). Carly Pim had a three-run homer for Interlake.

Bellevue 9, Liberty 8 (10 innings)

The Wolverines won a wild one, led by Kaitlyn Melby (3-for-4, two RBI), Katie Savard (3-for-5, two RBI) and Taylor Cooke (2-for-6, RBI). For Liberty, Sidney Hopper went 2-for-4, driving in two, and Liza Van Kamp was 2-for-5.

Bainbridge 16, Franklin 0 (5 innings)

The Spartans, ranked No. 4 in 3A, remained unbeaten behind the efforts of Taylor Greenfield (2-for03, double, five RBI), Riley Gregoire (2-for-2, double, three RBI, three runs) and pitcher Alison Reichert (two-hitter, nine K’s).

Holy Names 7, West Seattle 2

Cara Lohman was 2-for-3 with a home run for the No. 9 Cougars, while Genna Peterson tripled twice. West Seattle’s Hailey Watkins finished 2-for-3 with a triple.

Seattle Prep 8, Chief Sealth 7

The Panthers were powered by Jenay McAuley, who drove in three runs and stole five bases.

Nathan Hale 9, Eastside Catholic 0

Natalie Smith tossed a one-hitter, fanning 14, and helped herself by going 2-for-4. Tawny Joy Tyau was 2-for-4 with one RBI and two runs scored.

Bishop Blanchet 14, Ingraham 1 (5 innings)

Samantha Shanahan was key in the circle (two-hitter, seven K’s, 0 walks) and at the plate (3-for-3, double, three RBI, three runs). Abby Beach chipped in three hits, driving in two.

Everett 13, Lynnwood 5

The No. 2 Seagulls improved to 13-0 behind the hitting of Cherise Shaver (3-for-5, double, seven RBI), Keilanna Harper (3-for-5, double) and winning pitcher Lexi Levin (3-for-4, double). For Lynnwood, Meagan Crabree and Jasmine Edwards each smacked three hits.

Mountlake Terrace 10, Mariner 0 (5 innings)

Kaitlin Deslin tripled and Minna Ward had a double to lead the way. Sage Huntersmith picked up the victory.

Bonney Lake 7, Decatur 0

Melissa Sharron twirled a two-hitter, striking out 11 and walking one. Katilyn Shearer went 2-for-4, driving in one.

Enumclaw 12, Auburn Mountainview 2 (5 innings)

The Hornets got three hits apiece from winning pitcher Chloe Young (double, two RBI) and Bri Schmidt (three runs scored). For Mountainview, Delene Colburn doubled and tripled, while Amanda Colella had a pair of singles.

Glacier Peak 11, Mount Vernon 1 (6 innings)

Olivia Wenzel drilled three doubles, driving in three, and Kaitlyn Davis went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Callie Bircher gave up just two hits, striking out 14 and walking one.

Lindbergh 10, Mercer Island 7

Maria Cornell was the spark with two doubles and a triple.

White River 10, Adna 9 (8 innings)

Shai-lee Hill homered, driving in two, while Kayla Smith was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI.

Orting 13, Cascade Christian 6

The Cardinals were led by Shelby Pruden (3-for-5, double, four RBI) and Kayla Renner (2-for-4, three RBI).

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