Meadowdale softball drops semifinal game to Kamiakin

LACEY – The Meadowdale softball team threatened to score on several occasions – including the seventh and final inning – in the Mavericks’ 3A state semifinal game against Kamiakin.

But Meadowdale couldn’t capitalize, falling to the Braves 2-1 Saturday morning at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey.

After the first two batters popped out, the Mavericks loaded the bases in the seventh inning, causing Kamiakin to bring in new pitcher Jessica Edminster. Edminster got the next Meadowdale batter to strike out, ending the game and sending the Braves to the 3A state championship.

Meadowdale will play Juanita, 3-2 winners over Shorecrest Saturday morning, at 11 a.m. in a loser-out game. The winner of that game clinches a spot in the third-fourth place game, and will take home a trophy.

The Mavericks struck first when Alyssa Reuble hit an RBI groundout that scored Meadowdale leadoff hitter Tiffany DeWayne.

However, Meadowdale managed just three hits the rest of the way.

Kamiakin, which only had three hits off Reuble in the game, scored one in the top of the third inning on a solo home run by Tawny Becker. The Braves added the eventual game-winning run on a sacrifice fly by Carlie Richards one inning later.

At Regional Athletic Complex

Kamiakin 001 100 0 – 2 3 1

Meadowdale 100 000 0 – 1 4 1

Kate Austin, Jessica Edminster (7) and Tawny Becker. Alyssa Reuble and Rebecca Wright. WP–Austin. LP–Reuble. S–Edminster. 2B–Melanie Oord (K). HR–Becker (K). Records–Kamiakin not reported. Meadowdale 22-3.

More in Sports

Everett Memorial Stadium’s baseball field converting to turf

The Mariners, Everett School District and others had to sign off on switch to an artificial surface.

UW’s Pettis, two Cougars named to midseason All-America Team

Washington State’s Cody O’Connell and Hercules Mata’Afa join Pettis on the first team

Poll: Help us plan this week’s high school football coverage

Which of the following Friday games would you like to see video… Continue reading

Pair of UW starters to miss remainder of season

Washington’s Trey Adams and Jordan Miller are out for the year with leg injuries.

Seahawks’ Bennett to join NFL’s meeting on social change

Tuesday’s meeting will involve league owners, union leaders and a handful of players.

Stanwood’s Phillips commits to wrestle at North Carolina

The 2-time state champion and 4-time national champion competed at the Cadet Worlds last summer.

Yankees beat Houston 8-1 ALCS Game 3

Judge, Frazier homer as New York thumps Astros

Cubs’ Maddon bristles at criticism of bullpen management

Chicago enters Game 3 down 2-0 to Dodgers

Q&A with Edmonds-Woodway’s Nick Berni

The Warriors’ top tennis player is hoping for a return to the 3A state tournament.

Most Read