Softball: Hawks overwhelm Granite Falls 8-0 in season opener

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MTHS softball coach Shannon Rasmussen
MTHS softball coach Shannon Rasmussen

Showing no mercy in their first outing of the year, the Mountlake Terrace High School softball team crushed the 2A Granite Falls Tigers on Monday, 8-0, in the 2014 opener for both teams.

The Hawks pounded out 13 hits to just five for the Tigers in a game played at Granite Falls. Terrace senior Maddy Kristjanson led the hit parade by going 3-4 with a home run, a double and four RBIs. Hannah Baisch also went 3-4 with a double in the victory.

Dannica West was the only bright spot for the Tigers as she went 3-3 from the plate.

Hawk Ashley Fitzgerald picked up the pitching win in her first outing with Terrace. Gabby Calhoun pitched in relief for the Hawks and kept Granite Falls (0-1) scoreless during the final two innings.

MTHS (1-0) will take on Lynnwood on Tuesday, Mar. 18, at Mountlake Terrace High School; first pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

Mountlake Terrace Softball vs. Granite Falls, Mar. 17
Mountlake Terrace 0 0 1 0 3 4 0 — 8 13 0
Granite Falls 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 5 0

Winning pitcher: Ashley Fitzgerald (MTHS)

Losing pitcher: Lauren Harding (GF)

Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-0; Granite Falls 0-1

MTHS next game: versus Lynnwood, Tuesday, Mar. 18, 4 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School

— Story and photo by Doug Petrowski

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