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Game 5: Woodinville (3) vs Camas (1)Game 4: Woodinville (6) vs Snohomish (1)
Game 3: Woodinville (7) vs Richland (9)
Game 2: Woodinville (5) vs Olympia (3)
Game 1: Woodinville (10) vs Todd Beamer (0)
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!
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!