Top performer: Madelyn Carlson, Enumclaw, jr.
7 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 14 K in 7-0 win against Lakes
Madelyn Carlson was as close to perfect as it gets.
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She settled for a no-hitter, instead. The junior tossed seven innings without allowing a hit or walk to lead the Enumclaw High School softball team to a 7-0 victory over Lakes on Tuesday.
Carlson struck out 14 of the 22 Lakes batters she faced -- including the first eight of the game.
The only thing that kept Carlson from a perfect game was an error on a ground ball with two outs in the bottom of the third inning.
Carlson also hit a double at the plate to score Quinn Breidenbach in the fifth inning and push Enumclaw’s lead to 5-0. She finished 2 for 4.
Breidenbach, who is committed to UMass, was 1 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Rechelle Dunn was 2 for 4.
Enumclaw improved to 2-1.
Todd Beamer 19, Mount Rainier 9 (5): Jourdin Hering, Kenzie Palmer, Raelyn Gradel and Sophie Afework each had three hits in the Titans’ hit parade against the Rams.
Palmer drove in five runs, finishing 3 for 4 with a double and a triple. Afework had four RBIs.
Jourdin Hering, a Stony Brook commit, was 3 for 4 with two doubles and a triple and she scored three runs. Gradel was 3 for 3 with a triple and four RBIs.
Mount Rainier led 7-1 after the top of the second inning before Beamer tied it in the bottom of the sixth. The Rams took a 9-7 lead after the top of the fourth before Beamer put it away with seven runs in the bottom half of the inning and five runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Bethel 13, Emerald Ridge 3: Madi Pierce hit a grand slam in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Braves cruised past the Jaguars in six innings.
Alyssa Olson pitched all six innings, allowing two hits and striking out three.
Puyallup 12, Rogers 4: Sophia Bjerk was a home run short of hitting for the cycle in the Vikings win over rival Rogers.
Kennedy Robillard tossed a complete game for Puyallup, striking out five batters.
Sasha Killings hit a home run for Rogers -- her sixth of the season.
Top performer: Avery Cantino-Kennedy, Thomas Jefferson, jr.
6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 11 K, 4 BB in 2-0 win over Decatur
Avery Cantino-Kennedy tossed a no-hitter to lead the Thomas Jefferson High School baseball team to a 2-0 victory against Decatur for the Raiders’ second win of the season.
Cantino-Kennedy, a left-handed junior, only allowed four walks and hit two batters in his dominant performance on the mound.
“For six innings he was able to throw all his pitches for strikes and consistently got ahead of our hitters,” Decatur coach Korey Sites said. “(He) did a great job of painting the outside corner.”
He beat a Decatur (2-5, 0-1 4A SPSL Northwest) team that finished fourth in the 4A state tournament last year and entered the game with a team batting average of .346. It was both teams’ 4A SPSL Northwest season opener.
The game was tied until Jefferson (2-3, 1-0) drove in two runs on Blake Null’s hit in the top of the sixth inning.
Emerald Ridge 8, Wilson 1: Braedon Dorohoy had three hits and Chase Barbre earned the win for the Jaguars in a nonleague game against the Rams.
Brenden Jones hit a double and Avery Martin was 2 for 3 for Wilson, which cut the lead to 4-1 in the top of the fourth before Emerald Ridge pushed four insurance runs across in the bottom of the sixth.
Tahoma 11, Kentlake 0: Logan Fewkes pitched a shutout as the Bears cruised past the Falcons.
Fewkes pitched all seven innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 11. He was also 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and an RBI.
Jake Green had four hits in five at bats for Tahoma.
Steilacoom 13, White River 12: Brennen Postal continued his hot start to the season, driving in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Sentinels held on from there.
Postal went 3 for 4 for Steilacoom with a triple and three RBIs. He’s 11 of 14 on the season.
He scored Isayah Quitugua on a single to right in the bottom of the sixth to give Steilacoom the lead.
Jon Gasporra earned the win on the mound and was 3 for 4 at the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored.
White River had scored five runs to take a 12-11 lead in the top of the fifth. Steilacoom tied it in the bottom half of the inning before taking the lead the next.