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Category: Softball


Softball: SPSL 4A tournament schedule

Thanks to Mark Torgerson, athletics director at Spanaway Lake, for passing along the schedule for the SPSL 4A softball tournament.

Here it is:

At Kent Service Fields
First Round

Game 1: Auburn Riverside vs. Rogers, 4 p.m.
Game 2: Beamer vs. Tahoma, 4 p.m.
Game 3: Emerald Ridge v. Jefferson, 4 p.m.
Game 4: Kentwood vs. Puyallup, 4 p.m.
Quarterfinals Read more »


Softball: Wilson HS sisters toss back-to-back no-hitters

Sisters Janessa and Alex Flynn threw back-to-back no-hitters this week for Wilson’s softball team.

On Tuesday, Alex Flynn allowed no hits or walks to Capital in a 10-0 win for the Rams. It would have been a perfect game, if not for a pair of errors.

Janessa Flynn fired a no-hitter against Yelm on Wednesday, leading the Rams to a 7-0 win.

Here’s a link to the box scores. Wilson sits atop the Narrows League 3A standings with a one game lead over Capital and Yelm.


Three local standouts commit to D-I schools

I’ve got a few recruiting notes to pass along:

Bellarmine Prep basketball standout Sarah Hartwell has given an oral commitment to play at Xavier University, according to Buck Buchanan, who coaches the Baden Elite team Hartwell plays for.

Auburn Riverside girls basketball coach Terry Johnson announced today that forward Kat Cooper gave an oral commitment to play at Boston College.
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All-SPSL 3A softball team

All-SPSL 3A softball honors

Player of the year: Taylor Watkins, Bonney Lake High School

Pitcher of the year: Kelli Crawford, Franklin Pierce High School

Coach of the Year: Mike Hawkins, Lakes High School

First Team

Kim Courneya – Bonney Lake High School
Rielly Byrd – Franklin Pierce High School
Kristin Herren – Auburn Mt. View High School
Anne Binschus – Peninsula High School
Second Team
Kandie Kujawa – White River High School
Kali Patterson – Bonney Lake High School
Courtney Harter – Lakes High School Read more »


Softball: SPSL, Narrows League playoff schedules

First Round at SERA

Game 1: Bellarmine Prep vs. Gig Harbor, 3:30 p.m.
Game 2: Olympia vs. Foss, 3:30 p.m.
Game 3: Shelton vs. Mount Tahoma, 3:30 p.m.

Second Round at SERA

Game 4: Lincoln vs. G1 loser, 3:30 p.m. (loser out)
Game 5: G2 winner vs. G3 winner, 3:30 p.m. (loser out)
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Brawl near Colorado ballfield

Boys aren’t the only ones getting into fights on ball fields.

The Denver Post reported that the Cheyenne Mountain and Wasson High School girls softball teams were involved in a 30-person brawl on Monday night. According to the article, “a woman who was at the game is suspected of third-degree assault…and two juvenile girls are being investigated for fighting.”

The fight happened in the parking lot after the game. I’d guess that parents were involved, too. I don’t care what happened on the field to spur the fight, there is never an excuse to arm yourself with

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Fitzsimmons is Gatorade State Fastpitch Player of the Year

Auburn Riverside senior Amanda Fitzsimmons was named the Gatorade Washington Softball Player of the Year today.

Fitzsimmons, who also earned The News Tribune’s All-Area Player of the Year honors, finished her senior season with an 18-6 record and a 0.40 earned run average. In 124 innings, she struck out 227, walked 20 and allowed 78 hits. Offensively, she batted .625 and had a .828 slugging percentage.

Fitzsimmons, who has a scholarship to play at the University of Washington, is a finalist for the national player of the year award, which will be given later this month.


South Sound softball players help UW win national title

The University of Washington won the softball national championship on Tuesday evening, beating Florida 3-2 and taking the series 2-0.

Helping the Huskies win the title were six players that call the South Sound home. Centralia’s Dani Stuart, Timberline’s Taylor Smith, Yelm’s Alicia Blake, Auburn’s Bailey Stenson, Lakes’ Alyson McWherter and Kentlake’s Felecia Harris are on the roster.

Blake was Washington’s starting catcher and McWherter, The News Tribune’s Player of the Year in 2006, started about half the games in centerfield.

The South Sound-to-Washington pipeline remains loaded. Auburn Riverside’s Amanda Fitzsimmons, The News Tribune’s Player of

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