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Category: Fastpitch

May
11th

South Kitsap goes extra innings – again – to capture Narrows 4A fastpitch crown

South Kitsap, the 4A Narrows League regular-season champion, wrapped up its third league tournament title in the past four years by rallying past Bellarmine Prep, 10-9, in nine innings of the championship game Friday at SERA Fields in south Tacoma.

Sophomore Hayley Romo’s RBI single brought home Hannah Spohn from third base in the bottom of the ninth, and South Kitsap secured the No. 1 seed heading into next week’s West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament.

The Wolves had runners on at the corners with Romo up to bat with two outs.

The score was 7-7 entering extra innings, and third-seeded

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May
11th

Power on display, Emerald Ridge rocks Tahoma to claim SPSL 4A fastpitch title

Emerald Ridge sophomore Tenli Petty smashed two home runs to power Emerald Ridge to a 7-0 victory over Tahoma in the SPSL 4A fastpitch championship game Friday at the Service Club Ballfields in Kent.

With the win, Emerald Ridge claimed its first SPSL 4A title.

The Jaguars will be the No. 1 seed at next week’s West Central District III tournament, while Tahoma will be the No. 2 seed.

Emerald Ridge beat Kentridge, and Tahoma defeated Todd Beamer earlier in the day to set up the title game.

When Petty stepped up to the plate in the first inning, she

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May
9th

Early scoring lifts Enumclaw to SPSL 3A fastpitch tournament championship

Regular-season champion Enumclaw’s early scoring was decisive in its 6-3 fastpitch victory over Bonney Lake in the South Puget Sound League 3A tournament championship game at Boise Creek Park in Enumclaw.

The Hornets’ Sarah Morrow laced a double to left-center in the first inning, and Chloe Young drove her in with an RBI triple to give Enumclaw a 1-0 lead.

Morrow later added a two-run double to right field an inning later to give the Hornets a 4-0 advantage.

The Panthers cut it to 4-2 on Bailey Aherns two-run double in the fourth inning. Other than that, Enumclaw starting pitcher

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May
6th

This week’s 4A, 3A and 2A league tournament fastpitch schedules

* SPSL 4A FASTPITCH CHAMPIONSHIPS
At Service Fields, Kent

Thursday games
G1: Mount Rainier/Jefferson vs. Puyallup/Beamer, 4 p.m.
G2: Rogers vs. Kentridge, 4 p.m.
G3: Bethel vs. Jefferson/MR, 4 p.m.
G4: Todd Beamer/Puyallup vs. Kentlake, 7 p.m.
G5: G1 winner vs. G2 winner, 6 p.m.
G6: G3 winner vs. G4 winner, 6 p.m.
G7: G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 6 p.m.
G8: G3 loser vs. G4 loser, 6 p.m.

Friday games
G9: G5 winner vs. Emerald Ridge, 4 p.m.
G10: G6 winner vs. Tahoma, 4 p.m.
G11: G7

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April
23rd

Hayes’ single helps Emerald Ridge rally for 4-3 win over Beamer in SPSL South fastpitch

Chelsey Hayes’ walk-off hit kept Emerald Ridge in first place in the SPSL South as the Jaguars came from behind to edge Beamer, 4-3, in Puyallup.

In the bottom of the ninth with two outs and runners at second and third, Hayes laced the first high fastball she saw from Titans starter Madison Rogers, and it fell in between two Beamer defenders in left field for an RBI single.

Kayla Muche scored the game-winning run on an error.

Portland State commit Meagan Hendrix struck out 15, and walked one in a complete-game win for the Jaguars.

Emerald Ridge now holds

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April
3rd

Two games, 54 runs . . . and a lot of smoking bats for Kentlake fastpitch

Kentlake High School has had mashers send long home runs over the home fences for years.

But nothing – NOTHING – has happened quite like the scoring output the Falcons have experienced in their past two games.

A couple of days after defeating defending SPSL North champion Jefferson (27-20), Kentlake beat Kent-Meridian, 27-1, on Wednesday.

If you are trying to add that on your fingers and toes, forget about it. Grab a calculator. The Falcons have totaled 54 runs in their past 11 innings of at-bats – and scored at least one run in each of those innings.

“We kind

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April
3rd

TNT Prep Zone, April 3rd

* In another display of unworldly scoring, Kentlake defeated Kent-Meridian, 27-1, in an SPSL North fastpitch game in Kent.

On Monday afternoon, the Falcons beat defending divisional champion Jefferson, 27-20, in Auburn.

They have scored 54 runs in their past 12 innings (and scored at least one run in each frame). In the two games, they have pounded out 11 extra-base hits. Regan Rudisill hit a home run in the win Wednesday.

* Ace pitcher Meagan Hendrix tossed a no-hitter, striking out 16, and Emerald Ridge scored all of its runs in the fourth inning as the Jaguars blanked intra-district

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April
1st

Swing away! Kentlake upends Jefferson, 27-20, in SPSL North fastpitch scorefest

Jefferson High fastpitch coach Chad Fahnlander had a lot of explaining to do.

And to all his coaching friends, even a few of the newspapers, when it came to the subject of his SPSL North game Monday, he started the same way:

This isn’t an April Fool’s Day joke.

The softball was flying far and true Monday in Auburn as visiting Kentlake won a slugfest – 27-20 – over the defending divisional champions.

In seven innings, 47 total runs were scored. Forty-two hits were recorded. Four of them were home runs, two by both sides.

“I was part of game

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