Carley Nance allowed only two hits in six innings pitched, and at the plate hit a triple and scored two runs. Delaney Nelson added a double and drove in three runs.
This season has started out a lot like that last one for the Tacoma High School softball team.
The reigning 4A state champions soared to an 11-0 victory against Enumclaw, taking advantage of the Hornets defensive miscues to get out in six innings.
Senior Quinn Breidenbach was 1 for 2 for Enumclaw (1-1) with a double and a walk. The Hornets’ only other hit off Nance came from Becca Fabris.
Breidenbach, a UMass commit and The News Tribune’s reigning All-Area player of the year, struck out nine in six innings. She allowed 11 runs, but of that six were earned.
Both teams entered as potential contenders for state titles, Tahoma to repeat in 4A and Enumclaw in 3A, despite last year’s run coming to a surprising halt with a 1-0 loss to eventual champion Juanita in the first round of the state tournament.
Nance scored the game’s first run in the second inning for Tahoma after leading off with a triple. Tahoma added four runs in the third before five more in the sixth.
Mia Corbin was 2 for 4 for the Bears (2-0) with two runs scored.
Fife 8, Graham-Kapowsin 2: Anna Kasner didn’t allow a hit in five innings of relief, struck out 11 and walked two in a dominant performance for the Trojans.
Kasner also was 3 for 5 at the plate with two doubles, three runs scored and an RBI.
The game was tied at 2-2 after the second inning before Fife broke through with a four-run third.
Spanaway Lake 7, Eatonville 6: Caroline Da Silva hit a walk-off home run to lift the Sentinels.
Spanaway Lake scored two runs in the seventh inning to end it. Da Silva was 3 for 4 at the plate, including the game-winner.
Rhine Clark was 4 for 4 at the plate with a triple and two runs scored for Spanaway Lake, and threw a complete game for the win.
Bethel 20, Timberline 9: The Braves exploded for 10 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to end the game.
Brittany Genuardi was 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI. Alyssa Olson earned the win and was 3 for 5 at the plate with two doubles and four RBI.
Rogers 16, Kentwood 0: Sascha Killings hit a home run and drove in four runs, Kelsey Breer hit two triples and drove in six and Lauren Hatch hit a double and a triple and had two RBI.
The Rams had a busy day at the plate.
They scored nine runs in the third inning, after three in the first and four in the second to cruise to the win.