EVERETT — Right up to the seventh inning, it was as close as it could get for both Arlington’s Christina Rayner and Everett’s Lexie Levin.
Clinging to a one-run lead and potential no-hitter, Ranyer faced Levin in the bottom of the seventh with two outs and nobody on.
Levin laced a shot that was about 3-feet from tying the game, hitting off the outfield fence, good enough for a double, but Everett was unable to bring Levin home, as Arlington escaped with the 1-0 Wesco North win.
“I was begging for it to go out,” Everett head coach Kyle Peacocke said. “It just didn’t quite have the height. Honestly, my hat goes off to Christina. She is the dominant pitcher in the league this year. She was very good tonight.”
Rayner struck out 17 batters and drove in Arlington’s only run in the third inning.
In the top of the third, Kailee Basher hit a one-out double, advanced to third on Amanda Lyon’s single and Rayner drove home Basher for the game’s only run.
Rayner was able to put away batters with an array of pitches, ranging from a fastball to a rise-ball, that kept Everett off balance offensively, Peacocke said.
“I think the biggest thing is to think contact and having discipline,” Peacocke added, “because once she gets ahead in the strike count, she isn’t going to give you something to hit. She has a very good rise ball and when hitters start swinging up there, she just keeps throwing it.”
Peacocke was pleased with his team’s defense and pitching as Arlington had eight hits but scored the lone run and Everett committed no errors.
At Lincoln Field
Rayner and Herrington. Levin, Alexandra Hudson (4) and Anna Hudson. WP—Rayner (2-2). LP—Levin. 2B—Levin (E) 1, Basher (A) 1. Records—Arlington 1-1 league, 3-2 overall. Everett 2-1, 5-2.
Marysville-Pilchuck 6, Lake Stevens 2: At Marysville, Morgan Martinis hit a bases-clearing, three-run double, igniting a six-run third inning for M-P. The Tomahawks’ Riley Fritz batted 2-for-4 and pitcher Jen Rosie improved to 3-0.
At Marysville-Pilchuck H.S.
Walter and Brewer. Rosie, Fritz (4) and Perrine. WP—Rosie (3-0). LP—Walter. S—Fritz (1). 2B—Fritz 1, Martinis 1. Records—Lake Stevens 0-3 league, 1-4 overall. Marysville-Pilchuck 2-0, 4-0.
Snohomish 7, Cascade 2: At Snohomish, senior catcher Kerrianne Gilhang batted 3-for-3 with six RBI for Snohomish in a Wesco North win. Gilhang had a bases-loaded double, RBI single and a two-run home run while producing much of the Panthers’ offense. Sophomore pitcher Janelle Kasch gave up three hits and struck out four for Snohomish.
At Snohomish H.S.
Munger and Pilkenton. Kasch, Gordillo (7) and Gilhang. WP—Kasch (3-0). LP—Munger. 2B—Gilhang (S). HR—Gilhang (S). Records—Cascade 1-1 league, 3-2 overall. Snohomish 2-0, 4-1.
Monroe 17, Oak Harbor 0 (5 inn.): At Oak Harbor, Monroe batters hit four home runs to pick up the Wesco North victory in five innings. Briar Stanley hit two home runs and had three RBI, Nicole Rogers hit a home run and had five RBI and Devan Larsen had a home run and two RBI.
At Hillcrest Elementary
Haberlack and Stanley. Ratliff, Rankin (inning not reported) and Martinez. WP—Haberlack (2-0). LP—Ratliff. 2B—Rogers (M). HR—Rogers (M), Stanley (M) 2, Larsen (M). Records—Monroe 1-2 league, 3-4 overall. Oak Harbor 0-3, 3-3.
Lynnwood 1, Meadowdale 0: At Lynnwood, Julia Nealer just missed a perfect game, issuing one walk in the Wesco South contest. She struck out 18 batters. Lynnwood’s winning run scored on an error.
At Lynnwood H.S.
Helm, Wold (6) and Zenger. Nealer and Parker. WP—Nealer (3-1). LP—Helm. Records—Meadowdale 0-3, league, 0-4 overall. Lynnwood 3-0, 3-1.
Jackson 13, Mariner 0: At Mill Creek, Jackson’s Erin Feeney and Matti Tetzlaff hit back-to-back home runs and freshman Dewey Davis added another in a seven-run fourth inning. Dani Jackman (5-0) and Feeney combined on a no-hitter, striking out nine batters in the Wesco South game.
At Jackson H.S.
Hansen and Monfiletto. Jackman, Feeney (4) and Davis. WP—Jackman (5-0). LP—Hansen. 2B—Kumangai (J) 1, McEachran (J) 2. HR—Feeney (J) 1, Tetzlaff (J) 1, Davis (J) 1. Records—Mariner 1-2 league, 1-3 overall. Jackson 3-0, 5-0.
Mountlake Terrace 11, Glacier Peak 0: At Snohomish, Mountlake Terrace’s Kayla Watson hit two three-run home runs and Kori Seidlitz pitched a complete game two-hitter, striking out 10 batters.
At Glacier Peak H.S.
Seidlitz and Watson. Lawson and Dillon. WP—Seidlitz (3-1). LP—Lawson (3-2). 2B—Seidlitz (MT) 1, Crews (MT) 1, Reynolds (GP) 1. HR—Watson (MT) 2. Records—Mountlake Terrace 2-1 league, 3-1 overall. Glacier Peak 2-1, 3-2.
Shorewood 6, Kamiak 1: At Shoreline, sophomore Madison Hollenbeck pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts for Shorewood in a Wesco South contest. Olivia Jacobs batted 1-for-3 with a triple and two RBI and Amanda Olsen batted 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Thunderbirds.
At Shorewood H.S.
Kocik and Weaver. Hollenbeck and Edinger. WP—Hollenbeck (3-1). LP—Kocik. 2B—Keffler (S). 3B—Jacobs (S). Records—Kamiak 0-3 league, 0-5 overall. Shorewood 3-0, 3-2.
Edmonds-Woodway 15, Shorecrest 5 (6 inn.): At Shoreline, Edmonds-Woodway’s Kristin Hayes batted 2-for-5 with three RBI to help E-W take the Wesco South victory.
At Shorecrest H.S.
Swartz and Pond. Desrosier, Dalton (4), Desrosier (5) and Eshelman. WP—Swartz. LP—Desrosier (0-4). 2B—Swartz (E) 1, Dalton (S) 1. Records—Edmonds-Woodway 1-2 league, 1-4 overall. Shorecrest 0-2, 0-4.
Sultan 11, Coupeville 7: At Coupeville, Sultan capitalized on 12 walks — 11 in the first two innings — to take the Cascade Conference victory despite recording just three hits.
At Coupeville H.S.
Hopkins and MacDicken. Trumbull, Sherman (2), Smith (2) and Lawson. WP—Hopkins. LP—Trumbull (0-2). Records—Sultan 1-1 league, 1-1 overall. Coupeville 0-3, 1-4.
South Whidbey 13, Lakewood 8: At Marysville, Rebecca Stratton batted 4-for-4 for South Whidbey in a Cascade Conference win. Stratton also struck out seven Lakewood batters in a complete game. For Lakewood, Kahlee Barrio batted 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBI.
At Lakewood H.S.
Stratton and Linehan. Bean and Wilson. WP—Stratton. LP—Bean (0-3). 2B—Murphy (SW), Alber (SW), Linehan (SW). 3B—Murphy (SW), K. Barrio (L). Records—South Whidbey 1-1 league, 3-1 overall. Lakewood 0-2, 0-3.
Granite Falls 4, Archbishop Murphy 2: At Everett, Alyssa Arndt struck out 12 Archbishop Murphy batters and Shelby Spencer hit two doubles to help Granite Falls stay undefeated in the Cascade Conference. Brittany Allen struck out 15 Granite Falls batters in the loss.
At Archbishop Murphy H.S.
Arndt and Spencer. Allen and Homes. WP—Arndt. LP—Allen (3-1). 2B—Spencer (G) 2, Brennan (G) 1. Records—Granite Falls 2-0 league, 3-0 overall. Archbishop Murphy 2-1, 3-1.
Coupeville 6, Granite Falls 4: At Granite Falls, Chad Brookhouse batted 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI for Coupeville in a Cascade Conference win. Jake Hill batted 2-for-4 and Alex Cashman batted 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Coupeville. For Granite Falls, Max Whitt had a home run and had two RBI and Brad Beard batted 2-for-4 with a double.
At Granite Falls H.S.
Hill, Wilcox (7) and Griffin. Matronic, Knudson (5) and Byron. WP—Hill. LP—Matronic (1-2). 2B—Brookhouse (C), Beard (GF), Cashman (GF). HR—Whitt (GF). Records—Coupeville 1-3 league, 1-5 overall. Granite Falls 2-5, 2-5.
Cedarcrest 7, South Whidbey 2: At Langley, Travis Cook struck out 15 South Whidbey batters while taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning and Cameron Padron batted 4-for-4 with two RBI and a solo home run in the seventh inning as Cedarcrest stayed undefeated with the Cascade Conference win.
At South Whidbey H.S.
Cook, Coble (7), and Bunce. Adams, Hodson (7) and Woodbury. WP—Cook. LP—Adams (2-1). HR— Padron (C) 1. Records—Cedarcrest 7-0 league, 7-0 overall. South Whidbey 3-1, 4-1.
Lakewood 2, Sultan 1: At Sultan, Jordan Stauffer shut the door on the Turks, stranding the potential tying run at second base in the bottom of the seventh inning to get the save and the Cascade Conference win. Stauffer led Lakewood, batting 3-for-3. Sultan’s Jeff VanWyngarden batted 2-for-3.
At Sultan H.S.
Virdell, Stauffer (6) and Etchey. Cooper, Ohlsen (6) and Miller. WP—name (record). LP—name (record). S—name (number). 2B—L- Etchey, Leech, Campbell. Records—Lakewood 2-5 league, 2-5 overall. Sultan 0-7, 0-8.