Meadowdale softball wins state opener

LACEY – For the Meadowdale Mavericks, clutch hitting was contagious.

Meadowdale got five runs on five hits in the bottom of the third inning – four runs coming with two outs – which was more than enough for star pitcher Alyssa Reuble as the Mavericks advanced to the quarterfinals of the 3A state tournament with a 6-0 win over Auburn Mountainview Friday afternoon at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey.

Meadowdale (21-2 overall) plays Enumclaw (22-3), 5-2 winners over Interlake, in a quarterfinal contest at 4 p.m.

Reuble started the scoring with an RBI single in the third. Rebecca Wright, Julia Reuble and Ciarra Hart each knocked in runs with base hits. Hart finished the game 2-for-3 with two doubles an RBI and a run scored.

Meanwhile on the mound, Reuble – the lone senior on the Meadowdale squad – had another strong outing, allowing no runs and scattering three Auburn Mountainview hits.

The Mavericks haven’t lost to a 3A team all season. Their only two losses are to Wesco 4A’s Snohomish and Cascade.

At Regional Athletic Complex

A. Mountainview 000 000 0 – 0 3 2

Meadowdale 005 001 x – 6 10 1

Delene Colburn and Rylie Decker. Alyssa Reuble and Rebecca Wright. WP–Reuble. LP–Colburn. 2B–Ciarra Hart (M) 2, Colburn (AM). Records–Auburn Mountainview 13-13 overall. Meadowdale 21-2.

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