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Wolves use walks to defeat South Whidbey in softball
Coupeville took advantage of 11 bases on ball to walk by the visiting South Whidbey High School softball team 6-3 on Thursday, March 20.
The Falcons out-hit Coupeville 9-6 but received only one walk from Wolf pitcher MaKayla Bailey, and fell in the league opener for both teams.
Coupeville scored three runs in the first inning on only one hit, with the help of three walks and three passed balls.
The Wolves added three runs in the fourth inning after the first two batters walked and eventually scored.
South Whidbey picked up a run in the second on back-to-back singles by Chloe Huffman and Sarah Merrow and an error.
The Falcons added two runs in the seventh. An error, a single by Chantel Brown and a walk to Anne Madsen loaded the bases. A passed ball allowed one run to score, then after Huffman was hit by a pitch to reload the bases, another run scored on a passed ball.
Merrow led the Falcon offense with three hits, including a double.
Brown collected two singles and Madsen added a double.
Bree Messner and Hailey Hammer each had two hits for the Wolves. Bailey finished with eight strikeouts.
In earlier action March 18, the Falcons recovered from a poor start of walks and errors to defeat the Friday Harbor Wolverines 19-5 in five innings.
South Whidbey (0-1, 1-1) played Lakewood (0-1, 1-1) March 20, but results were not available at press time. The Falcons go to Cedarcrest (1-0) at 4 p.m. Monday, March 24. The next home game is at 4 p.m. Monday, March 31, with Granite Falls (1-0, 1-1).