The Mountlake Terrace Hawks have been surprising opposing teams on the softball diamond this year with solid defense and a well-rounded hitting attack; on Friday, the Hawks pulled off their biggest surprise of the season.
Terrace gave the Meadowdale Mavericks just their second loss of the year by defeating the Mavs 8-7 Friday at Meadowdale High School. The Mavericks had been ranked no. 2 in the state 3A rankings by MaxPreps.com prior to the defeat.
With the victory, Terrace avenged a 20-4 drubbing that Meadowdale had handed them back on March 25.
Despite the setback, the Mavs retained first place in the Wesco League South Conference with an 11-2 league mark, 13-2 overall. The Hawks moved into a second place tie in the division at 9-4, 11-4 overall.
In other Mavs vs. Hawks action on Friday, the Meadowdale girls tennis team thumped Mountlake Terrace 6-1 at Meadowdale High School.
Prep Softball: Mountlake Terrace at Meadowdale, April 29
Mountlake Terrace 8 – Meadowdale 7
Winning pitcher: Kira Doan (Mountlake Terrace)
Losing pitcher: Lauren Dent (Meadowdale)
Records: Mountlake Terrace 9-4 in Wesco League South Conference, 11-4 overall; Meadowdale 11-2 in Wesco League South Conference, 13-2 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Shorecrest, Tuesday, May 3, 4 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School
Meadowdale next game: versus Shorewood, Tuesday, May 3, 6 p.m. at Meridian Park in Shoreline
Prep Girls Tennis: Mountlake Terrace at Meadowdale, April 29
Meadowdale 6 – Mountlake Terrace 1
Records: Meadowdale 5-6 in Wesco League South Conference, 8-7 overall; Mountlake Terrace 0-10 in Wesco League South Conference, 0-14 overall
Meadowdale next match: versus Shorewood, Monday, May 2, 3:30 p.m. at Shorewood High School
Mountlake Terrace next match: versus Shorecrest, Monday, May 2, 3:30 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School
–By Doug Petrowski