League leaders blank South Whidbey / Softball

Cedarcrest strengthened its hold on the Cascade Conference lead by shutting out the South Whidbey High School softball team twice Wednesday, April 25, in Duvall.

The Red Wolves won the first game 6-0 and the five-inning second game 12-0.

Cedarcrest is now 10-0 in conference play and 12-2 overall. South Whidbey slipped to 5-5 and 8-6 and is now a half game out of third place.

The Falcons play a non-league game at Coupeville at 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, before getting back into conference action when they host second-place Archbishop Murphy (6-3, 8-5) at 4 p.m. Monday, April 30.

Cedarcrest 6, South Whidbey 0

Four hits and 11 strikeouts on offense and seven errors on defense told the story in the first game.

Falcon starting pitcher Mackenzee Collins gave up only three hits and struck out 11 in five innings of work, and both runs she surrendered were unearned.

The Red Wolves scored four runs in the sixth inning to put the game away.

Natalie Wilmoth, Bekah Merrow, Makenna Morley and Sophia Olson collected hits for South Whidbey.

Cedarcrest 12, South Whidbey 0 (five innings)

Cedarcrest scored in each inning, including pushing across seven runs in the fourth, to put the game away.

Again, the Falcons struggled on offense (just three hits) and defense (three errors and six unearned runs).

Melody Wilkie, Shelby Campbell and Merrow all singled for the Falcons.

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