Prep softball: Warriors edge Hawks 7-5 in eight innings

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After a close play at second base and a short verbal exchange with a Mountlake Terrace baserunner, Edmonds-Woodway Warrior Heidi Davis could feel an adrenaline rush coming.

The senior rode that wave to a Warrior victory.

Davis hit a two-out, two-run single in the top of the eighth inning Wednesday to give E-W a 7-5 extra-inning win over the Mountlake Terrace Hawks in a Wesco League conference match-up played at Mountlake Terrace High School.

Davis’ shot through the right side of the Terrace infield drove in teammates Mya Fegler and Kyra Collingridge to break up a 5-5 tie and put the Warriors into the lead. Collingridge capped off a the E-W victory on the mound by pitching a scoreless bottom of the eighth.

Davis confessed that an on-the-field exchange in the seventh inning with Terrace third baseman Jazz Zenk pumped her up for her game-winning at-bat. Zenk had been called safe at second base in a close play involving Warrior shortstop Ciara Ortiz, a play that Davis thought ended with Ortiz tagging Zenk out.

“I thought we got the girl out at second (base),” Davis explained. “And then I was like ‘way to get her out Ciara,’ just trying to pick her up.”

After Zenk responded with words directed out to Davis in centerfield, she carried the emotions she was feeling to the plate in the eighth inning. “I was just really hyped up and wanted to get some runs in ‘cause I wanted to win this game really badly,” she said. “So I just took all that energy and channelled it into hitting the crap out of the ball.”

Davis not only had the game-winning hit but led the Warrior offensive attack by getting three hits in five plate appearances in the game. E-W Coach Mike Venable awarded the senior the team game ball after the contest.

While Davis’ eighth-inning single will be remembered as the game winner, Terrace Coach Shannon Rasmussen pointed to a sloppy third-inning performance by her Hawks as the deciding factor in the tilt. The Hawks committed four errors leading to five unearned Warrior runs in the frame.

“That kind of killed us right there,” Rasmussen said. “That was the difference in the game. If we didn’t pile up the errors right there, we could have gotten out of that a little earlier (and) we would have been good to go.”

Sophomore Laney Flynn pitched all eight innings for Terrace, scattering 11 hits and striking out two. But Collingridge earned the victory by giving up just eight hits and striking out three for E-W.

Wednesday’s nail-biter was the latest in a string of Warrior-Hawk battles over the past three years. Since the start of the 2015-2016 season, E-W has won three of the five match-ups between the two teams; the five games have been decided by a total of 10 runs.

“They always are good games; they’re tough games,” Rasmussen noted about the recent Warrior-Hawk clashes. “They’re always close and they always go one way or another. I feel they’re always like that. I feel like it’s a good rivalry between us. We’re always pretty competitive with each other.”

Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace will meet on the softball diamond again this season on April 27 at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

In other Terrace sports on Wednesday, the Hawk baseball team built up an early ten-run lead and then coasted to a 10-3 victory over the Shorecrest Scots in a Wesco League South Conference contest played at Shorecrest High School.

Matthew Johnson went 3-for-5 at the plate, had four RBI’s and scored two runs to lead the Hawks to the win. The senior also pitched three inning of relief for Terrace; Jesse Martineau earned the mound victory by going four innings, giving up just one hit, two base-on-balls and striking out three.

Terrace pounded out 13 hits in the triumph, four of them by senior catcher Dan Bingaman.

Elsewhere, the Oak Harbor Wildcats slipped past the Hawk girls tennis team 4-2 in a match shortened due to weather. The Hawk boys golf team finished third in a four-team match contested at Snohomish Golf Course.

 

Prep Softball: Edmonds-Woodway at Mountlake Terrace, March 21

Edmonds-Woodway      0 0   5 0  0 0 0   2 — 7 11    2

Mountlake Terrace      3 0   0 0  0 2 0   0 — 5   8 7

Winning pitcher: Kyra Collingridge (Edmonds-Woodway)

Losing pitcher: Laney Flynn (Mountlake Terrace)

Records: Edmonds-Woodway 1-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League South Conference, 1-3 overall; Mountlake Terrace 0-1 in 2A/3A Wesco League South Conference, 1-3 overall

Edmonds-Woodway next game: versus Shorewood, Friday, March 23, 4 p.m. at Edmonds-Woodway High School

Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Shorecrest, Friday, March 23, 4 p.m. at Shorecrest High School

Prep Baseball: Mountlake Terrace at Shorecrest, Mar. 21

Terrace    0   1 0     5 4 0    0 — 10   13 2

Shorecrest    0   0 0     0 1 1    1 — 3      5 0

Winning pitcher: Jesse James Martineau (Mountlake Terrace)

Losing pitcher: Brad Officer (Shorecrest)

Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League South Conference, 3-1 overall; Shorecrest 0-1 in 2A/3A Wesco League South Conference, 0-4 overall

Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Shorecrest, Friday, Mar. 23, 4 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School

Prep Girls Tennis: Oak Harbor at Mountlake Terrace, May 21

Oak Harbor 4 – Mountlake Terrace 2

Singles: Annie Hoang (Mountlake Terrace) defeated Emma Wezeman (Oak Harbor) 6-0, 6-0; MJ Timm (Oak Harbor) defeated Lydia Liu (Mountlake Terrace) 6-7 (4-6), 6-3, 6-1; Sierra Brackeen (Oak Harbor) defeated Emma Agricola (Mountlake Terrace) 6-3, 6-2; Erin Marino (Mountlake Terrace) defeated Elaine Aguirre (Oak Harbor) 6-4, 6-0

Doubles: Shaine Aguirre / Danille Lonborg (Oak Harbor) defeated Jennifer Tran / Kim Nguyen (Mountlake Terrace) 7-6 (7-3), 6-4; Johanna Schmidt / Emily Gouge (Oak Harbor) defeated Lexi Daly / Vorahati Jingjit (Mountlake Terrace) 6-2, 6-0; Rosie Lee / Kayla Primavera (Mountlake Terrace) vs. Talian Blancic / Jasmine Schultz (Oak Harbor) 2-2 (rainout)

Records: Mountlake Terrace 0-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League South Conference, 1-4 overall; Oak Harbor 0-0 in 3A Wesco League North Conference, 1-2 overall

Mountlake Terrace next match: versus Juanita, Thursday, Mar. 22, 3:30 p.m. at Mountlake Terrace High School

Prep Boys Golf: Mountlake Terrace vs. Snohomish, Jackson, Mariner, May 21 (nine holes, par 36 at Snohomish Golf Course)

Team scores:

Snohomish    202

Jackson    217

Terrace    286

Mariner    (DNF, no qualified score)

Mountlake Terrace individual scores:

Morgan Subert 41, Abe Hansen 49, Emmett Johnson 52, Jack Ledford 62, Drew Daly 67

Mountlake Terrace next match: versus Shorecrest, Wednesday, Mar. 28, 3 p.m. at Nile Golf and Country Club

Prep Softball: Edmonds-Woodway at Mountlake Terrace, March 21

Edmonds-Woodway      0 0   5 0  0 0 0   2 — 7 11    2

Mountlake Terrace      3 0   0 0  0 2 0   0 — 5   8 7

Winning pitcher: Kyra Collingridge (Edmonds-Woodway)

Losing pitcher: Laney Flynn (Mountlake Terrace)

Records: Edmonds-Woodway 1-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League South Conference, 1-3 overall; Mountlake Terrace 0-1 in 2A/3A Wesco League South Conference, 1-3 overall

Edmonds-Woodway next game: versus Shorewood, Friday, March 23, 4 p.m. at Edmonds-Woodway High School

Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Shorecrest, Friday, March 23, 4 p.m. at Shorecrest High School

— By Doug Petrowski

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