3A District Softball: Everett advances to District 1 title game

  • Tue May 15th, 2012 9:50pm
  • Sports

By David Krueger Herald Writer

SEDRO WOOLLEY — Everett’s Alexie Levin pitched nine innings in two games on Tuesday, drove in four runs in a district semifinal game against Glacier Peak and was still ready to play more softball.

“Yeah, definitely,” Levin said smiling.

Thanks to a standout pitching — and hitting — performance by the senior, the Seagulls defeated Glacier Peak 10-0 in five innings Tuesday night to earn a spot in the District 1 championship game on Saturday at Janicki Fields.

Everett plays Sedro-Wooley in the district championship at 11 a.m. Saturday at Janicki Fields. Sedro-Woolley defeated Mountlake Terrace 6-4 in the other district semifinal on Tuesday.

The winner of Saturday’s will be the district’s No. 1 seed to the regional round of the state tournament, while the loser will play in the second-place game against the team that comes through the bottom part of the bracket after a 30-minute break.

Levin pitched four innings of no-hit ball against the Grizzlies as Everett scored 10 runs — six of which came in the bottom of the fourth inning. With runners on second and third, Levin hit a shot right back at Glacier Peak pitcher Callie Bircher, who put up her glove both in an attempt to field the ball and in self-defense.

The ball ricocheted off Bircher’s glove and towards second base, allowing the first two of the Seagull’s six fourth-inning runs to score.

“Lexie’s a stud,” said Casey Chaffee, Everett’s head coach. “She’s awesome at the plate. … She did her job today.”

Everett, which had a higher seed and was designated the home team, had 10 hits in the game with five coming in the fourth-inning rally. The Seagulls also had three hits in the first inning — including a two-run single by Levin.

“Today was all about teamwork,” Chaffee said. “It was perfect. It was awesome.”

Everett defeated Shorecrest 12-6 in a first-round game, to set up the semifinal showdown with Glacier Peak — 8-1 winners over Ferndale. It was the first doubleheader of the season for Everett, and Chaffee said it was a new experience for her team.

The Seagulls’ coach said two games in a three-hour span is a strong test of her team’s fitness. There was also another element Everett had to take into account for the first time this season.

“We haven’t had sun the whole entire spring,” Chaffee said.

Everett handled the elements and the extra workload just fine, combining for 22 runs and 24 hits in its two games.

In the second game, Kayla Deditius went 1-for-2 with a two-run triple and an RBI walk. Keilanna Harper was 1-for-2 with a double, walk and two runs scored.

The offense was more than enough for Levin, who picked up her second win of the day. She struck out seven Glacier Peak batters in four innings.

“It’s every single person, whether they’re starting, coming off the bench, going in to run,” Chaffee said. “Everyone knows their role.”

Alexis Michael got the Grizzlies’ lone hit of the game, a leadoff single in the fifth inning off Abbey Facey. Michael — Glacier Peak’s only baserunner of the game — was quickly thrown out trying to advance to second base.

Chaffee and the Seagulls hope they don’t have another doubleheader on their hands on Saturday.

“We’re pumped,” Chaffee said. “Saturday’s going to be huge. Hopefully, we only have to play one game.”

Everett 10, Glacier Peak 0

At Janicki Fields

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Callie Bircher, Kaylee Lawson (4) and Kaitlyn Davis. Alexie Levin, Abbey Facey (5) and Kayla Deditius. WP–Levin. LP–Bircher. 2B–Keilanna Harper. Records–Glacier Peak 15-7 overall. Everett 21-1.

Sedro-Woolley 6, M. Terrace 4

At Janicki Fields

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Rene Bos and Minna Ward. Holly Hawkins and Kaylee Lamphiear. WP–Hawkins. LP–Bos. 2B–Bos (MT), Emmie Moser (S-W), Hawkins (S-W), Briley Brewer (S-W). 3B–Moser (S-W). HR–Bos (MT), Lamphiear (S-W). Records–Mountlake Terrace 14-8 overall. Sedro-Woolley 20-1.

Meadowdale 8, Lynnwood 2

At Janicki Fields

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Alyssa Reuble and Shannon Haukap. Jessica Gott and Katie Eno. WP–Reuble. LP–Gott. 3B–Lindsey Milner (M). Records–Meadowdale 14-7 overall. Lynnwood 14-8.

Sedro-Woolley 7, Meadowdale 6

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Alyssa Reuble and Shannon Haukap. Holly Hawkins and Kaylee Lamphiear. WP–Hawkins. LP–Reuble. 2B–Haili Taylor (M), Hawkins (S-W). 3B–Haukap (M), Briley Brewer (S-W), Nicci Guadano (S-W). Records–Meadowdale 14-7 overall. Sedro-Woolley 20-1.

Everett 12, Shorecrest 6

At Janicki Fields

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Amanda Eshelman, Jeralyn Pasoquen (6) and Olivia Nolan. Alexa Levin, Alexis Dittoe (6) and Kayla Deditius. WP–Levin. LP–Eshelman. 2B–Dittoe (E), Amanda Hartley (S), Anisa Gomez (S) 2. HR–Cherise Shaver (E), Levin (E), Hartley (S). Records–Shorecrest 12-10 overall. Everett 21-1.

Mountlake Terrace 4, Lynnwood 1

At Janicki Fields

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Maddy Kristjanson and Hannah Fickle. Jessica Gott and Katie Eno. WP–Kristjanson. LP–Gott. 2B–Jasmin Edwards (L), Jordyn Berg (L). HR–Kristjanson (MT). Records–Mountlake Terrace 14-8 overall. Lynnwood 14-8.

Glacier Peak 8, Ferndale 1

At Janicki Fields

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Scarlett Nyenhuis and Corrie Wilson. Callie Bircher, Kaylee Lawson (7) and Kaitlyn Davis. WP–Bircher. LP–Nyenhuis. 2B– Davis (GP), Lawson (GP), Olivia Wenzel (GP). HR–Wilson (F). Records–Ferndale 6-15 overall. Glacier Peak 15-7.

Shorecrest 14, Ferndale 4

At Janicki Fields

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Amanda Eshelman and Olivia Nolan. Lauren Maley, Taylor Solomen (4) and Corrie Wilson. WP—Eshelman. LP—Maley. 2B—Sydney Shawler (F). HR—Amanda Hartley (SC). Records—Shorecrest 13-10 overall. Ferndale 6-16.