South Whidbey pitcher Mackenzee Collins fires a pitch in Friday’s game with Coupeville.	(Photo by John Fisken)

South Whidbey pitcher Mackenzee Collins fires a pitch in Friday’s game with Coupeville. (Photo by John Fisken)

Defensive lapses lead to loss / Softball

There is something about Coupeville that brings out the worst of the South Whidbey High School softball team’s defense.

In two non-league games this spring, the Wolves have outscored the Falcons 22-0, and 20 of those runs were unearned.

The latest setback was 10-0 in six innings in Coupeville Friday, April 27. Nine of the 10 runs came in the fourth inning and all were unearned.

In the big inning, the Wolves mixed three hits, two walks and a hit batter with seven South Whidbey errors to pile up th nine runs.

The Falcon offense, meanwhile, struggled to get anything going, finishing with five hits: singles by Ari Marshall, Natalie Wilmoth, Mackenzee Collins, Melody Wilkie and Bekah Merrow.

South Whidbey now returns to Cascade Conference play. The Falcons are in third place but first among 1A schools with five games remaining.

South Whidbey (5-5, 8-7) hosts second-place Archbishop Murphy (7-3, 9-5) at 4 p.m. Monday, April 30.

Natalie Wilmoth takes a rip at a pitch in the Coupeville game.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Natalie Wilmoth takes a rip at a pitch in the Coupeville game. (Photo by John Fisken)

Falcon catcher Ari Marshall looks in a pop-up.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Falcon catcher Ari Marshall looks in a pop-up. (Photo by John Fisken)

Sophia Olsson tosses the ball back into the infield.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Sophia Olsson tosses the ball back into the infield. (Photo by John Fisken)

First baseman Melody Wilkie makes a diving catch at Coupeville. (Photo by John Fisken)

First baseman Melody Wilkie makes a diving catch at Coupeville. (Photo by John Fisken)

Third baseman Natalie Wilmoth throws to first base for an out.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Third baseman Natalie Wilmoth throws to first base for an out. (Photo by John Fisken)

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