Time now to wrap up yesterday’s results from local girls’ softball. A number of Valley athletes are competing with their club teams this weekend at the Acers’ fall tournaments in Kent and Federal Way. Here’s the action.
Issaquah Flame 16’s Usher 8, Gig Harbor ‘Xpress 7: Cedacrest High School’s Hailey Lacher came up with the big blast of the day to lead the Flame to the win. In the fourth and last inning, Lacher’s solo home run broke a 7-7 tie and lifted the Issaquah-based team to the victory; she finished 1-2 on the day with that big blow. Mount Si players Emily Webb (0-2), Hayley Benham (also 0-2) and Lexie Rose (1-2, run) also saw action for the Flame in the contest.
Absolute Blast ’00 14’s 10, Mayhem ’98 0: Mount Si freshman Lexi Wetherbee led the way, going 2-3 with a run and two RBI’s to lead the Woodinville-based team to the blowout win. Cedarcrest freshman Elaine Townley doubled and drove in two to pace the Blast, and fellow Red Wolve frosh Cassidy Derieg went 1-2 with a run, and pitched 1 2/3 innings of no-hit relief for AbB to slam the door shut on the opponents.
Northwest Ladysharks 16’s Hagen 2, Acers Northwest 18’s Wilson Gold 2: The Kirkland and Bellevue teams, each with one Mount Si High School varsity player, finished in a tie. Junior Rose Vogt went 0-1 for the ‘Sharks, while sophomore Claire Lis went 0-1, but scored a run, for the Acers.
Issaquah Flame 16’s Usher 9, Lahar 16’s 9: Lacher had a hit and drove in two runs to pace the Flame to the tie. Benham added a hit and drove in a run for the Issaquah team, while Rose went 0-1, but walked twice, scored a run and drove in another. Webb was hitless in one at-bat for the Flame.
Absolute Blast ’00 14’s 5, Washington Spirit 16’s 2: Townley pitched three innings to get the win for AbB in the circle; she allowed just two hits, striking out two, and went 1-1 at the plate. Derieg pitched an inning for the Woodinville team, allowed the two Spirit runs on two hits and walked two, but held her own in the circle to lock the door one more time. She also went 1-2 at the plate. Wetherbee went 0-3, but reached on a fielder’s choice for AbB, stole a base and scored a run.
Acers Northwest 18’s Wilson Gold 5, Northwest Sidewinders 16’s Eng 5: Lis pitched a complete game for the Acers, allowing the five Sidewinder runs, four earned, on 13 hits; she struck out one, finished with a no-decision, and also went 1-3 at the plate.
Northwest Ladysharks 16’s Hagen 4, Northwest Batbusters 1: Vogt went 1-2 with a run to pace the Kirkland team to the win.
Snohomish Shock ’00 18, Flame 16’s Usher 10: Lacher went 1-1 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI to pace the Flame, who fell in a slugfest. Rose went 0-2, but pitched 2/3 of an inning, allowing 11 runs, only two of which were earned, on just six hits. Webb doubled and drove in two runs to aid the Issaquah team, and Benham went hitless.
Absolute Blast ’00 14’s 9, Stealth Schweisenberg 0: Townley went 1-2 with a run to pace the Blast, and also pitched one no-hit inning of relief in the circle. Wetherbee went 1-2 with a walk and two runs scored, while Derieg addd a hit and RBI to the efforts for the Woodinville team.
Acers Northwest Wilson 18’s Gold 1, Rijo 18’s Gold 1: Lis was hitless in two at-bats for the Acers as the Bellevue team finished in a tie.
Snohomish SWAT ’99 16’s 6, NW Wildcats 6
Seattle Spice 5, Flame 16’s Abraham Gold 1
Snohomish SWAT ’99 16’s 7, Kaos 18’s Fusion Power Alfonso 4
Issaquah Flame 18’s Waters 10, Snohomish SWAT ’99 16’s
Flame 16’s Gold Abraham 2, Freedom Fastpitch 2
SWAT-Morgan Brown, Cedarcrest HS
Flame 16’s Gold Abraham-C.J. Howatson, Hayley Aman, Heather Hinton, all Mount Si HS
Flame U12 team rolls to two wins under the Friday night lights
The Issaquah Flame U12 team played a pair of games last Friday night in Seattle, and won two blowouts, with Valley contributions in both contests.
In the opener, the Flame trounced KB Fastpitch 20-1. Hope Bostick, from Twin Falls Middle School in North Bend, went 1-2 with a walk, three runs scored and an RBI to pace the Flame, who also had a nice performance from another TFMS’er, Molly Wilbourne. She had a hit, walked twice, drove in two runs and also scored twice more.
The nightcap saw the Flame roll to an 11-3 win over the Washington Patriots; Wilbourne had a hit but Bostick was hitless in two at-bats.