Thursday’s district softball roundup: Monroe still alive in 4A

EVERETT — Needing to a win to keep their season alive, Elise Allen delivered a walkoff single to give her Monroe Bearcats a dramatic 2-1 win over Glacier Peak in a 4A District 1 tournament elimination game Thursday at Phil Johnson Fields.

“We were hitting the ball hard all night but right at people,” Monroe coach Mike Birch said. “Elise came up and first pitch went down the left-field line and scored the winning run.”

Tied 1-1, Megan Rybar led the bottom of the seventh off with a walk. She advanced to third following two passed balls. Olivia Fenner next drew a walk, setting up Allen’s game-winning RBI.

Sarah Reeves pitched five innings, only allowing one run, and McKenzie Schulz pitched a clean sixth and seventh inning. Schulz also recorded two of Monroe’s six hits.

“I’m really proud of them,” Birch said. “We talked a lot about what it would take to get through the tournament. First game, right out of the box, we lose and it puts us in the loser’s bracket. I think the Kamiak game set the stage for Glacier Peak. They are a really good team, and we knew it was going to be a tough battle.”

Phoebe Shultz drove in Glacier Peak’s lone run with a third-inning home run, and three players doubled for the Grizzlies, whose season ended at 12-10.

Next for Monroe (18-5) is a winner-to-state, loser-out game against Lake Stevens at 6 p.m. Friday at Phil Johnson Fields.

Monroe 14, Kamiak 0

EVERETT — Monroe bounced back from a 4A District 1 Tournament opening-round defeat Wednesday with a 14-0 win over Kamiak on Thursday at Phil Johnson Fields.

McKenzie Schulz threw a complete-game, one-hitter with five strikeouts, and Hannah Hvitved and Megan Rybar were each 3-for-3 and combined for five RBI.

Glacier Peak 14, Mount Vernon 3

EVERETT — The Grizzlies’ eight-run third inning blew the game open and led Glacier Peak to another loser-out game with Monroe on Thursday.

The entire Grizzlies’ lineup contributed, as six Glacier Peak hitters recorded extra-base hits in the contest.

Abby Winckler hit a pair of doubles and drove in four runs, Ashley Slemmons added a pair of RBI and Harlee Carpenter doubled and drove in two for the Grizzlies (12-10).

3A District 1 Tournament

Marysville Getchell 10, Lynnwood 1

EVERETT — The Chargers scored five runs in the second inning and never looked back in a six-inning win over the Royals in an elimination game Thursday.

Thea Hatch, Emily Petermeyer drove in a pair of runs and Bri Palm fanned 11 in the circle for Marysville Getchell, who will play Everett in a winner-to-state, loser-out game Friday.

Mayda Rieflin homered for Lynnwood’s lone run. The Royals’ season ends at 5-17.

Edmonds-Woodway 11, Shorecrest 1 (5)

EVERETT — Kendra Cooper’s bases-clearing double in the second inning was the big blow in the Warriors’ five-inning victory over the Scots in an elimination game Thursday.

Kyra Collingridge threw all five innings for Edmonds-Woodway (13-9), which will take on Marysville Pilchuck in a winner-to-state, loser-out game Friday.

Sharon Traulsen and Alexis Pezeshki had two hits apiece for Shorecrest, which saw its season end at 7-16.

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