Story and photo by Doug Petrowski
After suffering their most lopsided loss of the year on Monday, members of the Mountlake Terrace Hawks softball team took out their frustrations Wednesday on the Sedro-Woolley Cubs, chasing away the visitors 11-1 in a game shortened to six innings.
Senior Rene Bos pitched a complete game for the Hawks, giving up just one run on six hits while walking only two.
The teams were knotted in a tight battle early on until Terrace scored three runs in the fifth inning, then broke the game open with seven in the sixth when the 10-run mercy rule kicked in. Kelsey Watson, Hannah Baisch and Amanda Aversano all had three hits each for the Hawks, with Baisch and Aversano picking up 3 RBI apiece.
Coach Shannon Rasmussen talked to her team Tuesday about being more patient and selective at the plate, something that she didn’t see in Monday’s 10-0 loss at Kamiak. “Against Kamiak we let (their pitcher) control the game and we swung at ‘not-good’ pitches,” Rasmussen explained. “We had much better at-bats today.”
The win not only helps the Hawks put their Monday loss behind them, but sends them into Wesco conference action feeling better about themselves. “It’s great to get some confidence before Friday’s game when we start league play against Meadowdale,” Rasmussen said.
Terrace (4-3) hosts the 5-1 Mavericks at Mountlake Terrace High School for a 4 p.m. Wesco South conference match-up. The game will be broadcast live on the Hawks Live Sports Network on MLTnews.com.
SWHS 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 1 4 1
MTHS 1 0 0 0 3 7 X 11 14 2
Winning pitcher: Rene Bos (MTHS)
Losing pitcher: Ashley Queen (SWHS)