Lady Falcons Run-Rule Bothell on Senior Night 16-6; Head into KingCo Tournament #1 Seed
Annual Senior Night brought an end to the careers at WHS home field for four of our Lady Falcons last night: Alena, Alyssa, Kathryn and Nicole. While there are more games to play as we head into KingCo Tournament this week seeking our 5th straight berth to State, it was a statement blow out win against cross-town rival Bothell and a message to the rest of KingCo that these girls are focused on a single goal... 4A State.
It started out with a bang, literally, as Nicole led off with a walk followed by a 2-run home run by Alyssa. Followed up in the second inning with Alena leading off with a triple, intentional walk of Alyssa then a smoked line drive RBI double by Skylar. Frustration setting into Bothell as the next two Lady Falcons were hit by a pitch, Olivia and Taylor, which scored another run to make it 4-0. In the third, Paige led off with a walk, stole second and Alena brought her in with a line drive single to center. Nicole walked and Lauryn roped a line drive off of third base for an RBI and when the play was finally over after Bothell threw the ball around we had runners on first and third base. Lauryn stole second and Alyssa drove in another RBI. Skylar fielders choice to score Lauryn which put us up 8-0. A little on cruise control at that point the strike zone got smaller and Bothell found their way back into the game by putting up 6 runs over the next two innings to cut the lead to 8-6. Coach Dani made a few changes, the girls got it together and got some focus back and then threw the leather down in the bottom of the fifth scoring 8 runs capped by a walk off 2 run RBI by Lauryn to end the game in a 10-run mercy.
We had our ceremonial Senior night exchange of gifts and stories followed by an inaugural pick-up wiffle ball game with some of our best fans. The girls danced in the circle and wished the night would never come to an end.
Focus is now on Saturday at 10am for our first round KingCo Tournament game at Inglemoor. With our Lady Falcons as the #1 seed we get laser focused on our 2015 softball Journey final few weeks.
Come out and be a part of the fun on Saturday!