Red Wolve softball bats on fire to start season…with second grand slam in as many games….plus other softball diamond notes to start the weekend

To softball and boy, this Cedarcrest High School fastpitch squad has roared out of the gate to start the season. Off their 11-2 season-opening win over Sedro-Woolley on Wednesday, the Red Wolves were right back at it yesterday, but any signs of fatigue were not evident at all. In fact, Cedarcrest’s bats were even hotter yesterday.

Everyone with the exception of two players had hits yesterday, led by Katelynn Smith’s grand slam – the second by a Red Wolve player in as many games – and Cedarcrest rolled to an 18-3 win over Liberty at Liberty High School in Renton.

The numbers at the top of this order in yesterday’s game were simply gaudy, and if you are a Wesco 2A/3A fan, be ready because your team’s pitching is going to have its hands full. Freshman Kat Townley went 3-5 with a double and five runs scored. Senior Michaela Carter went 4-5 with three runs scored and three RBI’s. Senior Katelynn Smith’s granny was part of a 2-4 effort in which she drove in five runs and also scored two more, and freshman Allyson Smith had another 3-3 effort yesterday, with a walk, three runs scored and four RBI’s.

Kenzie Brown pitched a complete game, allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits, walking four and striking out seven in five innings; the game ended early due to the mercy rule. Lauren Collins went 1-3 with two RBI’s for the Patriots.

CHS next will be home for their home opener next Wednesday, hosting Archbishop Murphy for the Wesco opener. Game time is 4:00 p.m. at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall.

Rest of our softball scores and highlights. High school coverage from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Wesco/Kingco 4A: Lake Stevems 14, Skyline 4 – The Wesco’s Vikings brought the bats in a big way to the Plateau yesterday blasting the Kingco’s Spartans. Rachael Eichenberger led LS, going 3-4 with a run scored and four RBI’s, while Kiley Hubby added a 2-4 effort with two runs scored and four RBI’s as well. Emma Jacobs led Skyline, going 2-3 with a double and three RBI’s.

Kingco 3A: Interlake 15, Bellevue Christian 8 – Cassidy Turta homered for Interlake driving in three runs as the Saints handled the cross-town 1A foe at home in Bellevue. Five players had three hits each for Interlake, led by Rachel Lotzkar, who doubled and tripled to key her three-hit effort, scoring three runs and driving in another. Holly Darrow homered to headline a 4-4 performance for BCS, scoring two runs and driving in another three.

Wesco 4A: Friday Harbor 14, Mariner (Everett) 4 – The ladies from the San Juans came down from the islands yesterday and rolled over the Wesco’s Marauders behind Thea Seitz, who homered and scored four runs, and Jayna Ott, who went 3-3 with three runs scored. Mackenzie Graham paced Mariner, going 2-2 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s.

Kingco 4A: Bonney Lake 10, Newport 0 – Bonney Lake has developed into a state 3A title contender in recent seasons, and they showed why yesterday as they handled the Knights on their home turf in Bellevue. Anne Hook homered for the Panthers and drove in four runs while Brooke Nelson with the bat went 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI’s and in the circle fired a three-hitter striking out 11. Lexi Barashkoff went 2-2 pacing Newport.

Kingco 4A/3A: Woodinville 8, Lake Washington 2 – Natalie Kirsten’s homer powered the 4A’s Falcons to a win over the 3A’s Kangs in Kirkland in a battle of Kingco teams. She scored two runs and drove in three more for Woody, who also saw Bailey Burger-Moore double twice as part of a three-hit effort, scoring three times and driving in two more runs. Claire Towey led L-Dub, going 2-3 with a run scored and RBI.

Wesco 3A: Bishop Blanchet 4, Mountlake Terrace 3 – The Braves held off the Wesco’s Hawks in a battle at Lower Woodland Park in north Seattle. Jenna Maxfield led Mountlake, going 2-3 with a triple and a run scored while Kennedy Cooper also tripled as part of a two-hit effort, also scoring a run. Kate Judy led the Metro League’s Blanchet side, with her bat going 2-3 with a double, run scored and RBI and in the circle going the distance allowing three runs on seven hits, striking out 14.

College: Hillsdale 6, Holy Family (PA) 1 – At the Dot Richardson tournament in Florida, the Chargers handled the winless team from Pennsylvania. Kat Townley’s sister Elaine, a Hillsdale freshman and 2018 Cedarcrest HS grad, went 0-1 for the Chargers in late-inning work.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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