Mount Si fastpitch wraps up perfect week with another win, 3-28

Mount Si’s fastpitch softball ladies wrapped up their week yesterday with a perfect 3-0 mark, as they survived the raindrops and used a big offensive explosion to grab a victory over Sammamish.

Mickey Blad’s three-run homer, part of a strong 2-2 day in which she scored three runs and drove in four more, keyed an 11-run third inning which helped the Wildcats run away with a 19-3 win in a game which ended after five innings due to the ten-run mercy rule. Lauren Padilla pitched solid in her first outing of the spring, giving up just three fifth-inning runs on just four hits, walking three and striking out three.

“I’m really happy with our effort today,” said Mount Si coach Larry White. “These are really hard games to stay classy in and the girls did a great job of representing Mount Si today.”

Blad’s home run was a majestic shot, and unlike the game Monday against Liberty in which a homer she hit was called back in controversial fashion by umpires despite it appearing to be fair as well, there was no question about it this time. Blad was ready. “I got walked a couple times and I wanted to go up there and hit something, I really did, so when that pitch came, it was my chance and I took it and it went over the fence,” she said.

Kendra Lee went 1-4 and also scored a run and drove in one as well. When she is not pitching, the senior is usually playing first base, and she loves doing it all. “I love pitching, but I also love being part of the team,” Lee said.

Mount Si scored four runs each in the first and second innings, then exploded for that 11-spot in the third. Sammamish scored their three fifth-inning runs, but could get no closer as the rain nearly washed things out a couple times during the course of play.

The Wildcat play Mercer Island and Bellevue next week during spring break.

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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