Top performer: Anna Kasner, Fife, sr.
7 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 20 K, 0 BB – in 1-0 nonleague win against Sedro-Woolley
Fife 1, Sedro-Woolley 0: Among the gems Anna Kasner has pitched in her high school career, this one might top the list.
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Kasner absolutely shut down the Cubs, tossing a no-hitter and striking out 20 of 22 batters as Fife (12-0) continued its undefeated season and handed Sedro-Woolley its second loss.
Kasner, a Western Washington University signee, was a walk short of pitching a perfect game – and it came with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning.
But she left the runner stranded at first base when she ended the game with her 20th strikeout. The only other batter to not strike out was Ali Blanton – who grounded out Kasner in the bottom of the sixth. Kasner had struck out 17 consecutive batters to that point.
Sedro-Woolley’s only other loss before Saturday was the season-opener against Archbishop Murphy. The Cubs (11-2), the 2010 state champions, were averaged 13.5 runs per game during their 11-game win streak.
TRACK AND FIELD
Top performer: Alexis Ellis, Curtis, soph.
41-05¼ triple jump – first place at Bellevue Invitational
Bellevue Invitational: Alexis Ellis bested her state sophomore record in the triple jump with a leap of 41 feet, 5¼ inches to edge Kentwood’s Brittany Woke at the 36-school Bellevue Invitational on Saturday at Bellevue High School.
But Woke bounced back to take first place in the long jump with a mark of 17-10½ to beat Kentridge’s Lauryn Ford (17-10). The Kentwood girls took first place as a team, edging second-place Lynnwood, 55-47. Curtis was third with 44 points and Kentridge was seventh with 37.5.
Jackson won the boys team title, beating second-place Federal Way, 76.5-66.5. Curtis (60) took third, Beamer (38.5) was fourth, Tahoma (36) was fifth and Kentwood (29) tied for eighth.
Curtis’ Jenna Boyer hit the seventh-best 100 time in the state with her 12.23-second finish for first place.
Kentwood took first in the 4x100 and 4x200 relays behind Alexia Thomas, Zaria Jones, Kyara Stribling and Hailey Suit.
Auburn’s Rebecca Thareek hit 5-6 in the high jump to tie the third-best mark in the state.
On the boys side – Federal Way’s Mason Sallee didn’t hit his personal bests in the long jump and triple jump, but he did plenty to take first in each at the Bellevue Invite. He leaped 22 feet, 6½ inches to win the long jump and hit 46-07 in the triple jump to edge second-place Reggie Hayden of Curtis (44-07).
Beamer’s Malik Messiah took first place in the 300 hurdles in 39.41 seconds and was second in the 110 hurdles in 15.03 seconds – edged by West Seattle’s Chaaka Trahan (14.70).
Curtis sophomore Izaiah Fields took second in the 100 to state-best Emmanuel Wells of Rainier Beach, who finished in 10.84. Fields followed with a third-place finish in the 200, with Wells taking first in 21.92.
Top performer: R.J. Green, Gig Harbor, jr.
2-for-5, HR, 2R, 2 RBI – in 10-0 nonleague win over Peninsula
Gig Harbor 10, Peninsula 0: R.J. Green’s home run lifted the Tides in the Fish Bowl of baseball against school-district rival Peninsula.
Green’s shot over right field put Gig Harbor ahead 3-0 in the third inning. Michael Toglia, a UCLA signee, and Andrew Parker each added triples.
Logan Gerling allowed just two hits in four innings before Avery Jones pitched three perfect innings of relief. Peninsula’s Tyler Rogerson was 1 for 2 and Joe Pierce was 1 for 3.