After more than a week off for spring break, the Mountlake Terrace Hawks softball team was back on the field Wednesday and back to their winning ways, defeating the Stanwood Spartans 6-5 at Stanwood High School.
The Hawks, winners of four of their last five games, sit in third place in the Wesco League South Conference just one-half game behind second place Edmonds-Woodway.
Terrace’s Sammy Ruiz picked up the victory on the mound Wednesday. Stanwood’s Riley Sykes was saddled with the loss, the second one-run defeat suffered by the Spartans in as many days.
In other Mountlake Terrace sports results on Wednesday, the Hawk baseball team was roughed up by the Wesco League South Conference leaders Shorewood T-Birds 9-0 in a game played at Mountlake Terrace High School. Terrace could only muster five singles off of T-Bird starter Will Smith, who pitched six innings and recorded four strikeouts to earn the win.
The Terrace girls tennis team was downed 6-1 by the Shorecrest Scots Wednesday at Kellogg Middle School in Shoreline. Senior Tina Liu was the only Hawk to pick up a victory, a 6-1, 6-4 win over the Scots’ Anna Burke.
Prep Softball: Mountlake Terrace at Stanwood, April 13
Mountlake Terrace 6 – Stanwood 5
Winning pitcher: Sammy Ruiz (Mountlake Terrace)
Losing pitcher: Riley Sykes (Stanwood)
Records: Mountlake Terrace 5-2 in Wesco League South Conference, 7-2 overall; Stanwood 1-4 in Wesco League North Conference, 2-6 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Oak Harbor, Friday, April 15, 4 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School
Prep Baseball: Shorewood at Mountlake Terrace, April 13
Shorewood 3 2 0 0 2 1 1 — 9 12 0
Terrace 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 5 2
Winning pitcher: Will Smith (Shorewood)
Losing pitcher: Tom Bennett (Mountlake Terrace)
Records: Mountlake Terrace 2-9 in Wesco League South Conference, 3-10 overall; Shorewood 7-1 in Wesco League South Conference, 8-2 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Shorewood, Thursday, April 14, 4 p.m. at Meridian Park in Shoreline
Prep Girls Tennis: Mountlake Terrace at Shorecrest, April 13
Shorecrest 6 – Mountlake Terrace 1
Singles: Tina Liu (Mountlake Terrace) defeated Anna Burke (Shorecrest) 6-1, 6-4; Eli Parsek (Shorecrest) defeated Ayana Traylor (Mountlake Terrace) 6-1, 6-1; Sophie Ivens (Shorecrest) defeated Brianna Tran (Mountlake Terrace) 6-2, 6-1; Bella Saunders (Shorecrest) defeated Kristina Shatalova (Mountlake Terrace) 6-2, 6-4
Doubles: Victoria Nguyen / Tessa Farnam (Shorecrest) defeated Kaitlyn Anderson / Stegiana Roesli (Mountlake Terrace) 6-2, 6-4; Emily Paulsen / Shiyao Li (Shorecrest) defated Nina Berry / Ryan Berry 6-3, 6-2 (Mountlake Terrace); Julie Moss / Jillian Zhao (Shorecrest) defeated Ruthy Uttle / Lauren Lee (Mountlake Terrace) 6-1, 6-3
Records: Mountlake Terrace 0-5 in Wesco League South Conference, 0-9 overall; Shorecrest 1-5 in Wesco League South Conference, 2-8 overall
Mountlake Terrace next match: versus Meadowdale, Thursday, April 14, 3:30 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School
–Story and photo by Doug Petrowski