A five-run third inning helped the South Whidbey High School softball team build an early lead on the way to defeating Cedar Park Christian-Bothell 7-3 Monday, May 7, in Langley.
The Falcons, now 7-7 in league play and 10-9 overall, wrap up the regular season with a home game against first-place Cedarcrest (13-0, 16-2) at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 10.
The district tournament begins May 14 in Sedro-Woolley.
South Whidbey 7, Cedar Park Christian 3
The Falcons scored a run in the first inning when Melody Wilkie walked, stole second and then advanced to third base and home on passed balls.
Wilkie also got things started in the big third inning with a walk and two stolen bases. After Ari Marshall walked, Mackenzee Collins drove in Wilkie with a sacrifice fly. Marshall then scored on a passed ball. An error, walks to Bella Northrup and Sophia Olson and singles by Bekah Merrow and Myah Majestic resulted in three more runs.
Marshall reached on an error in the fifth inning and scored on Collins’ base hit for the Falcons’ final run.
Majestic had two hits and an RBI, while Collins collected a hit and two runs batted in. Wilkie and Merrow had the other South Whidbey high.
Collins pitched a four-hitter with 16 strikeouts.