South Whidbey softball blasts island rival Coupeville in home finale | FALCON FASTPITCH

Falcon senior Chloe Huffman swings against Coupeville on May 15.

South Whidbey fastpitch won its final home game 11-3 against its island rival Coupeville on Friday.

The Falcons jumped on the ball at the plate, taking a 6-0 lead after the first inning and adding a run here and there the rest of the non-league game at South Whidbey High School.

Falcon freshman Bellarae Northup led the way from the pitcher’s circle. She struck out three batters against five hits and two walks that led to three runs in the win.

She was relieved by fellow freshman Mackenzee Collins in the third inning. Collins allowed four hits, two walks and no runs while striking out seven Wolves.

Collins also powered South Whidbey at the plate. She went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles and three RBI. Senior Sarah Merrow collected a pair of singles and a pair of steals to go along with her pair of RBI. Chloe Huffman, a senior, also hit two singles as the Falcons tallied 11 hits and committed only one error on the day.

Coupeville struggled on the field with seven errors hampering their batting prowess. The Wolves had nine hits but only three runs.

The Falcons (5-13 Cascade Conference, 7-13 overall) celebrated their seniors on their last time playing at South Whidbey High School in a ceremony before the game.

South Whidbey’s season continues in the 1A bi-district tournament Thursday, May 21 in Sedro-Woolley. The tournament is double elimination, and win or lose South Whidbey will play at 6 p.m. the same day against either Meridian (2-10 Northwest Conference, 3-15 overall) or Mount Baker (8-4 Northwest Conference, 15-5 overall).