Two things jumped out at me when I looked at Monday’s softball scores: Ballard played top-ranked Woodinville awfully tough, and Snohomish played No. 2 Arlington even tougher, handing the Eagles their first league loss of the season.
So, we’ll start the highlights with those two games:
Woodinville 2, Ballard 1
Solo home runs by Alex Boyd (who was 2-for-3) and Makenna Weir made the difference for the unbeaten Falcons. Madi Schreyer struck out 13, walked one and gave up four hits — three of them by Andrea Jewett (including a double). Jewett allowed just five hits and struck out six with one walk.
Snohomish 7, Arlington 3
Kaitlyn Purvis doubled twice, driving in two, while Morgan Greenlee and Karissa Lampher each stroked a pair of singles. For Arlington, which owes its only other loss to Everett (ranked No. 2 in 3A), Lindsay Amundson went 3-for-3 with a double and Ronnie Ladines struck out 12.
Skyline 2, Issaquah 1
The Spartans scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to give freshman Winter Ridgeway the win. Brielle Bray gave up just two hits — both to Heather Benjamin — and struck out nine.
Bothell 10, Roosevelt 0 (6 innings)
Ama Magaei was 3-for-4 with a double to spark the No. 8 Cougars. Savannah Rose struck out eighth in her four innings of work. She didn’t allow a hit and walked four. Megan Luckey came on in relief and gave up just one hit in two innings, fanning three with two walks.
Inglemoor 22, Garfield 2 (5 innings)
The Vikings’ 16-hit attack was led by Shelby Johnston (2-for-3, double, home run, two RBI, two runs), Shelby Johnson (2-for-2, two doubles, two RBI, two runs) and Izzy Riddle (2-for-2, double, RBI, run). Bella Montoya and Alex Rutherford combined on a two-hitter.
Marysville-Pilchuck 11, Monroe 0
Haley Fritz had a big day, going 4-for-4 with a home run, triple and four RBI, and the No. 6 Tomahawks got three runs apiece from Casey Zachry (four runs scored) and Abi Otto (three runs). Alyssa Egan had three of Monroe’s six hits.
Lake Stevens 10, Stanwood 0 (5 innings)
Savannah Fortney collected three hits for the Vikings and Sierra Card tossed the three-hit shutout.
Jackson 13, Mariner 0 (5 innings)
Erin Bueser went 3-for-3 with two doubles, driving in three, while Megan Cooley was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI and Kayla Ellis had two singles and three RBI. Juliana Faulconer twirled the three-high shutout, striking out six.
Cascade 13, Edmonds-Woodway 0 (5 innings)
Makinlee Sellevold allowed just one hit, fanning six and walking four, and helped herself by going 3-for-3. Chloe McIntosh was 3-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI and Sage Anderson finished 2-for-4 with a triple and double, also driving in four.
Bainbridge 7, West Seattle 0
The Spartans, ranked No. 4 in 3A, got home runs from Erin Kinney (2-for-3, two RBI) and winning pitcher Hailey Willmann (three RBI). Willmann scattered six hits — two by Rosie Patnode — and fanned nine.
Holy Names 12, Ingraham 1 (5 innings)
The No. 10 Cougars improved to 15-2 (both losses coming to Bainbridge), but no highlights reported.
Bishop Blanchet 4, Chief Sealth 3
Tessa McEvoy’s three-run dinger in the fifth was the difference. Samantha Shanahan went 3-for-4 and also picked up the victory, striking out 11. Chloe Behar homered for Sealth.
Nathan Hale 16, Seattle Prep 5
Mariah Jameyson crushed a home run and triple, driving in four, and Bria Keen went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI. Natalie Smith gave up 10 hits, two by Monica Cannon, and struck out 11.
Everett 11, Shorewood 4
The No. 2 Seagulls got three hits from Lexi Levin (two doubles), Kayla Deitus ( one double) and Lauren Kesterson and two from Keilanna Harper (double). There Shorewood players had two hits apiece — Monica Elk (double), Lauren Thompson and Stephanie Vollbrect.
Meadowdale 6, Oak Harbor
Alyssa Reuble earned the victory and contributed one of the Mavs’ three doubles.
Glacier Peak 9, Mountlake Terrace 4
Alexis Michael homered and Nina Kim had a pair of doubles for the Grizzlies, driving in three. Losing pitcher Maddy Kristjanson was 2-for-4 with a double.
Lynnwood 10, Kamiak 2
Erica Gott was 3-for-4 with a double, driving in two and scoring three times, and Jasmine Edwards had a home run for the Royals.
Renton 22, Tyee 9 (5 innings)
Sabrina Bigelow had a pair of hits for the Indians and earned the victory, striking out seven. Maddie Kelley delivered a home run for the Totems.