Woodinville Wins KingCo Tournament over Inglemoor 8-2; On to State Next Weekend
After our Lady Falcons secured the KingCo 4A League Title last week and checking off their first goal it setup for a wonderful stage last night as they focused on their second goal of the season...to win the KingCo 4A Tournament and earn a berth to State for the 5th year in a row! We found ourselves pitted against a hot team and rival in Inglemoor on their home turf in front of a rowdy crowd.
It didn't seem to cause much distraction as our girls got going early on defense with a great play by Gina at third base diving for a foul ball which created the momentum we needed going into the bottom of the inning where we put up two runs on a walk by Nicole, bunt by Lauryn with a throwing error and Alyssa driving in the first run on a deep sac fly. Olivia then came to the plate and drove in another RBI to make it 2-0 after the first inning.
Inglemoor came to play though and in the 3rd inning they tied it up with some nice, timely hits and good base running. We got out of it with some great pitching and defensively with an amazing catch by Paige in left field on a dead run over her shoulder and quick hands by Gina snagging a roped line drive right at her on third. In the bottom of the 3rd after Lauryn hit a beauty of a double we loaded the bases by walking Alyssa and Skylar causing some angst on the mound for Inglemoor. The next two batters were hit by pitch scoring two and Gina came to the plate and drove in another RBI. After the inning was complete we had a nice 5 run lead 7-2.
Lauryn started heating up and sitting down batters striking out a series of Inglemoor players to tame any possible comeback and just to put the cherry on the top, Jordyn smoked a solo home run in the 6th inning to put Woodinville up 8-2. Inglemoor would fight back once more with some shots in the 6th and 7th inning but stellar defense by Nicole laying out for a fly ball and Lauryn focused in striking out the final two batters giving Woodinville it's 9th KingCo 4A Title in 11 years and sending the Lady Falcons back to State for a record 5th year in a row!