The first day of the District 1 girls 3A softball tournament featured a little bit of everything: Shutouts, blowouts and, in the last game of the day, an Edmonds-Woodway finish for the ages. At the end of the day, all three Edmonds School District teams advanced to Thursday. Meadowdale, which won both its games, has earned a berth in next week’s state tournament and will be playing for the District 1 title. Meanwhile, Mountlake Terrace and Edmonds-Woodway, after dropping their first games, both won their second to advance to Thursday, needing two wins to move forward.
Mountlake Terrace’s game against No. 4 seed Marysville Pilchuck was by far the longest of the afternoon. The Hawks took the lead for the first time 6-4 after batting in the third, but in the home half, the Tomahawks responded with seven runs to go up 11-6. Terrace scored four of its own in the top of the fourth, but the Hawks’ offense couldn’t keep up with M-P, which went on to score seven more runs to take the game 18-11.
Mountlake Terrace staved off elimination in its second game of the day, beating Oak Harbor 2-0. The Hawks got one run in the second on back-to-back, two-out doubles; the first by Jazz Zenk, who was then doubled in by Ashley Fitzgerald. In the fifth, this time Fitzgerald would double, scoring the second and final run on a single by Sammy Ruiz.
Gabby Calhoun went the distance on the hill for the Hawks, striking out 10 along the way.
Next up for Mountlake Terrace is a game against Glacier Peak, Thursday at 4 p.m.
Prep Softball: Mountlake Terrace at District 1 3A Girls Softball Tournament, May 17 (first round and first loser-out consolation round)
Mountlake Terrace 3 1 2 4 0 1 0 — 11 13 3
Marysville-Pilchuck 4 0 7 4 3 0 x — 18 16 1
Winning pitcher: McKenzie Justice (Marysville-Pilchuck)
Losing pitcher: Kira Doan (Mountlake Terrace)
First loser-out consolation round
Oak Harbor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 4 1
Terrace 0 0 1 0 1 0 x — 2 6 0
Winning pitcher: Gabby Calhoun (Mountlake Terrace)
Losing pitcher: Trisha Sarns (Oak Harbor)
MTHS next game: versus Glacier Peak, Thursday, May 19, 4:00 p.m. at Phil Johnson Fields in Everett (Second loser-out consolation round of District 1 3A Girls Softball Tournament)
— By Jeff Smarr