Softball

Kamiak’s Synclair Mawudeku (2) pitches during a 4A softball game between Kamiak and Jackson at Kamiak High School on Tuesday, April 9, 2024 in Mukilteo, Washington. Jackson won, 9-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2024 All-Area softball team

Editor’s note: The Player of the Year and All-Area teams were chosen…

 

Jackson senior and UNLV commit Yanina Sherwood is The Herald’s 2024 Softball Player of the Year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

2024 Softball Player of the Year: Jackson’s Yanina Sherwood

With both her arm and bat, Sherwood led the Timberwolves to their second-straight state title.

 

Jackson High School softball coach Kyle Peacocke hands the 2023 Class 4A softball championship trophy to the team after their win last year in Richland. Peacocke is stepping down after 13 years coaching the Timberwolves. (TJ Mullinax / for The Herald)

Kyle Peacocke steps down as Jackson softball coach

The Timberwolves won four the past five Class 4A state championships under Peacocke’s guidance.

 

Glacier Peak’s Maya Mesa delivers a pitch against Lake Stevens on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

2024 All-Wesco softball teams

Here are the 2024 All-Wesco softball teams. Teams are chosen by the league’s coaches. For any misspellings or typos, please email sports@heraldnet.com. WESCO 4A Coach… Continue reading

Glacier Peak’s Maya Mesa delivers a pitch against Lake Stevens on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Hannah Siegler becomes emotional after striking out in the final inning of the 3A state softball championship game against Auburn Riverside on Saturday, May 25, 2024 in Lacey, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish softball falls in 3A state championship game

The Panthers lose 11-6 to Auburn Riverside, marking their second straight championship-game defeat.

Snohomish’s Hannah Siegler becomes emotional after striking out in the final inning of the 3A state softball championship game against Auburn Riverside on Saturday, May 25, 2024 in Lacey, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Jackson softball team poses with the Class 4A state tournament trophy after a 10-1 triumph over Emerald Ridge Saturday, May 25 at Columbia Playfield in Richland, WA. (Aaron Coe / The Herald).

Domination: Jackson repeats as 4A state softball champion

The Yanina Sherwood-led Timberwolves top Emerald Ridge 10-1 in the title game.

The Jackson softball team poses with the Class 4A state tournament trophy after a 10-1 triumph over Emerald Ridge Saturday, May 25 at Columbia Playfield in Richland, WA. (Aaron Coe / The Herald).
Snohomish players celebrate beating Garfield in the 3A state softball semifinal game to advance to the championship on Saturday, May 25, 2024 in Lacey, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish beats Garfield to advance to state championship

The Panthers punch their ticket to the state championship game with a 9-8 win over Garfield.

Snohomish players celebrate beating Garfield in the 3A state softball semifinal game to advance to the championship on Saturday, May 25, 2024 in Lacey, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish players move their teamname up the bracket after a 3A softball game between Snohomish and Seattle Prep at the regional athletic complex in Lacey, Washington on Friday, May 24, 2024. Snohomish won, 8-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Snohomish softball advances to state semifinals

Abby Edwards’ pitching, Camryn Sage’s hitting lifts Snohomish to an 8-0 quarterfinal win over Seattle Prep.

Snohomish players move their teamname up the bracket after a 3A softball game between Snohomish and Seattle Prep at the regional athletic complex in Lacey, Washington on Friday, May 24, 2024. Snohomish won, 8-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
The Jackson softball team greets Yanina Sherwood after her sixth-inning, two-run homer put Jackson ahead 4-1 a Class 4A state playoff first-round game May 24 at Columbia Playfields in Richland, WA (Aaron Coe / The Herald).
The Jackson softball team greets Yanina Sherwood after her sixth-inning, two-run homer put Jackson ahead 4-1 a Class 4A state playoff first-round game May 24 at Columbia Playfields in Richland, WA (Aaron Coe / The Herald).
Cascade’s Mia Walker, right, cries and hugs teammate Allison Gehrig after beating Gig Harbor on Thursday, May 23, 2024 in Lacey, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Seniors Wilson, Tripp power Cascade softball past Gig Harbor

The pair combined for three homers as the Bruins won the Class 3A state softball opening-round game.

Cascade’s Mia Walker, right, cries and hugs teammate Allison Gehrig after beating Gig Harbor on Thursday, May 23, 2024 in Lacey, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson pitcher Yanina Sherwood is hoping to lead the Timberwolves to their second straight Class 4A softball state championship. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

2024 state softball preview

Here’s a capsule look at the nine local teams that qualified in Class 4A, 3A and 1B.

Jackson pitcher Yanina Sherwood is hoping to lead the Timberwolves to their second straight Class 4A softball state championship. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson players react to beating Kamiak to win the 4A district championship on Friday, May 17, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson players react to beating Kamiak to win the 4A district championship on Friday, May 17, 2024 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett players celebrate during a Class 3A District 1 softball championship game between Snohomish and Everett at Phil Johnson Fields in Everett, Washington on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Everett won, 10-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Everett softball upsets Snohomish for district championship

Freshman Mia Hoekendorf leads the way as the Seagulls defeat the top-seeded Panthers 10-0.

Everett players celebrate during a Class 3A District 1 softball championship game between Snohomish and Everett at Phil Johnson Fields in Everett, Washington on Thursday, May 16, 2024. Everett won, 10-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Snohomish sophomore Abby Edwards pitches during a Class 3A District 1 semifinal game against Monroe on Tuesday at Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett. Edwards pitched seven innings with 10 strikeouts as the top-seeded Panthers won 5-4. (Taras McCurdie / The Herald)
Snohomish sophomore Abby Edwards pitches during a Class 3A District 1 semifinal game against Monroe on Tuesday at Phil Johnson Ballfields in Everett. Edwards pitched seven innings with 10 strikeouts as the top-seeded Panthers won 5-4. (Taras McCurdie / The Herald)
Arlington’s Peyton Aanstad pitches to Marysville Getchell’s Parker Johnson in the Class 3A District 1 softball tournament Friday at Phil Johnson Fields in Everett. The Chargers won the loser-out game 7-2 (Evan Wiederspohn / The Herald)
Arlington’s Peyton Aanstad pitches to Marysville Getchell’s Parker Johnson in the Class 3A District 1 softball tournament Friday at Phil Johnson Fields in Everett. The Chargers won the loser-out game 7-2 (Evan Wiederspohn / The Herald)
Stanwood’s Rubi Lopez (3) secures an out on second during a prep softball game between Stanwood and Jackson at Henry M. Jackson High School on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

District softball tournaments begin Friday

Snohomish in 3A, Jackson in 4A are among the teams looking for another deep postseason run.

Stanwood’s Rubi Lopez (3) secures an out on second during a prep softball game between Stanwood and Jackson at Henry M. Jackson High School on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Snohomish pitcher Abby Edwards delivers a pitch during a 9-3 victory over Monroe in a Wesco 3A/2A softball game Monday at Monroe High School (Aaron Coe / The Herald0

Perfection: Snohomish softball finishes undefeated in Wesco

The Panthers top Monroe 9-3 in their regular season finale to finish 15-0 in league play.

Snohomish pitcher Abby Edwards delivers a pitch during a 9-3 victory over Monroe in a Wesco 3A/2A softball game Monday at Monroe High School (Aaron Coe / The Herald0
Meadowdale’s Jaeden Sajec (8) throws the ball during a softball game between Meadowdale and Marysville Getchell on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. Meadowdale won, 12-9. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Cantu’s two homers push Meadowdale past Marysville Getchell

“Contagious” hitting sparks a seven-run fourth-inning rally as the Mavericks prevail 12-9.

Meadowdale’s Jaeden Sajec (8) throws the ball during a softball game between Meadowdale and Marysville Getchell on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 in Marysville, Washington. Meadowdale won, 12-9. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Jackson’s Allie Thomsen (22), left, and Yanina Sherwood (13), right, smile during a prep softball game between Stanwood and Jackson at Henry M. Jackson High School on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. Jackson won, 6-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Jackson’s Allie Thomsen is doing it all for the Timberwolves

The University of Washington softball commit is making a big impact after missing most of 2023 injured.

Jackson’s Allie Thomsen (22), left, and Yanina Sherwood (13), right, smile during a prep softball game between Stanwood and Jackson at Henry M. Jackson High School on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 in Mill Creek, Washington. Jackson won, 6-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Lake Stevens pitcher Charli Pugmire high fives first baseman Emery Fletcher after getting out of an inning against Glacier Peak on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens pitcher Charli Pugmire high fives first baseman Emery Fletcher after getting out of an inning against Glacier Peak on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)