U14 softball update…..

It is also a busy weekend on the softball diamond as well, as the three U14 girls’ fastpitch teams we have been following for you all spring compete in holiday weekend tournaments. Here’s highlights from all three teams.

Flame Abraham recover from slow start with bang in Wenatchee
The Issaquah Flame Abraham opened tournament play yesterday in Wenatchee being one-hit by the SWAT club in their first game, but the Flame bats responded in a big way in their next two games, outscoring foes 28-8 in scoring a pair of wins.

North Bend’s Heather Hinton went 1-3 with a run and two runs driven in to help the Abraham team score a 12-3 win over the Lady Osprey team, and fellow North Bender Tori Hellervik homered and scored two runs to aid a 16-5 Abraham blowout win over the Skagit Valley Thunder. A third Valleyite, Hannah Griffin, had a hit, drove in a run and scored another to pace the Flame side in that victory.

Barnett earns win, loss and save all in one day’s work
Mount Si freshman varsity pitcher Bayley Barnett recorded a win, loss and save apiece in action with her club team, the Issaquah Flame Zacher.

The win came in the opener in Wenatchee yesterday, a 13-1 rout of the Tri-Cities Threat. Barnett and two teammates combined on a one-hitter in that contest, and the North Bend resident had a hit as well and run scored. The second game was not as kind to Barnett, as she took the loss in the circle after giving up five earned runs on three hits in just 2 2/3 innings in an 8-0 Flame loss to Blaze Intensity. Fellow North Bender C.J. Howatson went 1-3 and had a stolen base in that contest.

Barnett got the save in the nightcap, a 3-1 Flame win over the Washington Force. She pitched one inning of relief and struck out one.

As for other North Bend players on the Zacher, Emily Webb had a walk and run batted in in the win over the Tri-Cities team, and Maddy Trout also had a hit and two runs scored in that contest to pace the Flame.

Redhawks give it their best in two defeats in Clark County
The Redhawks team fell twice in action down in Salmon Creek in Clark County yesterday. They opened with an 8-5 loss to the Raptors team. Rachel Kent, from Cedarcrest High School, led the way, with two hits including a triple, and two runs scored. Fellow CHS’er Hailey Lacher also tripled, and drove in three runs to pace the Redhawks.

In the second game, it was a balanced effort, but the Redhawks fell short in a 10-7 loss to Scream. Claire Lis of Snoqualmie Middle School was one of three players to record two hits on the day, as six different hitters drove in a run each and seven different players scored runs in the contest.

All three teams continue play today in their respective tournaments.

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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