May
29
2014

Madi, Dejah, Stuart grab all-KingCo honors

Madi George/Photo by Dale Garvey

Madi George/Photo by Dale Garvey

Freshman Madi George was selected as the All KingCo 3A/2A second-team catcher, the only Bellevue player to make first or second team.

Pitcher Dejah Rogers, a junior, and center fielder Stuart Buxton, a freshman, were named Honorable Mention.

George has been a shortstop for most of her softball years but this year stepped in and excelled at catcher for the Wolverines.  She batted .365 (second on the team to Rogers’ .446) with 10 RBI and a home run.

Rogers added five home runs to her lofty batting average, and started all 26 games at pitcher. She finished with a 4.54 ERA.

Buxton batted leadoff and was fourth on the team with a .310 average.

Mount Si’s Nikki Carroll was named All-KingCo 3A/2A MVP. Mount Si coach Larry White was named Coach of the Year.

(Temporarily unable to link directly to article because of technical reasons, but here is the Seattle Times article: http://bit.ly/1krGcBc )

 

 

 

 

May
23
2014

Season ends after great tourney run

Sammie Trulson/Photo by Dale Garvey

Sammie Trulson/Photo by Dale Garvey

Bellevue fell just short of a state tournament berth, losing 4-0 to West Seattle in district play on Thursday.

The Wolverines managed just six hits in the loss, including two by Dejah Rogers. West Seattle scored their runs on only seven hits off of Rogers.

The loss did not dampen the enthusiasm over a turnaround season. The Wolverines finished 12-14 and took third place in KingCo.

Here is the game report from Gamechanger:

Dejah Rogers’s effort not enough in Bellevue Wolverines Varsity’s 4-0 loss

Dejah Rogers both hit and pitched well for Bellevue Wolverines Varsity, but it wasn’t enough as Bellevue Wolverines Varsity fell to West Seattle 4-0 at Lower Woodland Park on Thursday.

Dejah had a hot bat for Bellevue Wolverines Varsity. Dejah went 2-4. She singled in the first inning and doubled in the third inning.

Dejah handled West Seattle’s lineup with ease, racking up eight strikeouts. Dejah allowed three earned runs, seven hits and one walk over seven innings.

Gabby Wenn got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. She pitched seven shutout innings. She struck out 11, walked two and surrendered six hits.

Dejah couldn’t get it done in the circle for Bellevue Wolverines Varsity, taking a loss.

The lead stayed with West Seattle after the first, when it scored one run on an RBI single by Gabby.

 

May
23
2014

Check out the season in photos

Stuart Buxton/Photo by Dale Garvey

Stuart Buxton/Photo by Dale Garvey

In case you haven’t found it here on our site, check out our 2014 season photo gallery, which can be found here. Lots of great photos by Dale Garvey. Click on each photo to expand it.

May
21
2014

Wolverines 2 wins from state playoff berth

Stuart Buxton/Photo by Dale Garvey

Stuart Buxton/Photo by Dale Garvey

Freshman Stuart Buxton went 3-for-3 with a home run Wednesday to lead Bellevue to a 9-5 victory over Seattle Prep in the 3A district tournament, keeping alive the team’s hopes for a state playoff berth.

Following the win, Bellevue fell 5-4 to top seed Holy Names, but the Wolverines are still alive in the tournament. Two wins on Thursday will qualify them for the state tournament. Bellevue faces West Seattle at 2 p.m. at Lower Woodland Park. If the Wolverines win that, they face the winner of Liberty vs. Eastside Catholic at 4 p.m. for a state title berth.

In the win over Seattle Prep, Sammie Trulson was 3-for-4 and Priya White was 2-for-3 with two doubles. Bellevue scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to break a tie, and pitcher Dejah Rogers finished off Prep in the top of the seventh. The game recap on Gamechanger can be found here.

In the second game, Holy Names, undefeated this year in Metro play, scored three times in the bottom of the fifth to take its final lead. Amelia Beardsley was Bellevue’s hitting star in the game, going 3-for-4. The game recap on Gamechanger can be found here.

Here is the link to the tournament bracket.

May
17
2014

On to districts! Wolverines rally to take 3rd in KingCo

Amelia Beardsley/Photo by Dale Garvey

Amelia Beardsley/Photo by Dale Garvey

Bellevue rallied from a 6-0 deficit to defeat Liberty 9-8 in eight innings to take third place in the 3A KingCo tournament.

The Wolverines scored seven runs in the sixth inning to take the lead, then got a home run from Amelia Beardsley in the eighth.

With the win, Bellevue grabs the No. 3 seed out of KingCo and will face Seattle Prep in the SeaKing tournament on Wednesday at Lower Woodland Park. Game time is 2 p.m.

The district tournament bracket can be found here.

Earlier in the day, Bellevue lost 9-4 to No. 1 seed Mount Si, who later beat Juanita for the KingCo title.

May
15
2014

Bennett’s walk-off blast lifts Wolverines in KingCo playoffs

Kristie Bennett/Photo by Dale Garvey

Kristie Bennett/Photo by Dale Garvey

Kristie  Bennett hit a three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Bellevue to a wild 7-6 win over Mercer Island in the first round of the KingCo 3A playoffs on Thursday at Hartman Park.

The Wolverines were down to their last out when Amelia Beardsley walked and Audrey Souders singled. That set the stage for Bennett, who homered on a 3-2 count.

The victory earned Bellevue a spot in the SeaKing district playoffs.

The Wolverines face No. 1 seed Mount Si at 2 p.m. Friday as the KingCo playoffs continue at Hartman Park.

Here is the game report from Gamechanger:

Bellevue Wolverines Varsity defeats Mercer Island after late game three-run blast, 7-6

Bellevue Wolverines Varsity and Mercer Island passed the lead back and forth three times on Thursday at Hartman Park, Redmond, but in the end Bellevue Wolverines Varsity pulled out a 7-6 win in seven innings over Mercer Island.

Bellevue Wolverines Varsity pulled out the win thanks to a strong seventh inning. Bellevue Wolverines Varsity went up for good on a three-run home run by Kristie Bennett off Morgan Peyou, scoring Amelia Beardsley and Audrey Souders.

Kristie racked up three RBIs on one hit for Bellevue Wolverines Varsity.

Dejah Rogers recorded the win for Bellevue Wolverines Varsity even though she allowed six runs over seven innings. She struck out four, walked three and surrendered 10 hits.

Morgan couldn’t get it done in the circle for Mercer Island, taking a loss. She allowed seven runs in 6 2/3 innings, walked five and struck out four.

Bellevue Wolverines Varsity jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first. A double by Dejah, bringing home Madi George started the inning off. The scoreboard lit up again for Bellevue Wolverines Varsity when Rogers scored on an RBI single by Audrey.

Bellevue Wolverines Varsity got one-run rallies in the third inning and the fourth. In the third, Bellevue Wolverines Varsity scored on an RBI single by Dejah, scoring Madi.

Mercer Island scored three runs in the fifth inning, and then followed it up with three more in the seventh. In the fifth, Mercer Island scored on a two-run triple by Morgan, bringing home Madison Nimmo and Shaune Lam.

It didn’t take long for Bellevue Wolverines Varsity to respond as it scored three runs of its own in the seventh.

May
12
2014

Wolverines top MI, grab KingCo No. 4 seed

Sammie Trulson's day/Photo by Dale Garvey

Sammie Trulson’s day/Photo by Dale Garvey

Senior Sammie Trulson, playing her last home game as a Wolverine, had two hits and scored the go-ahead run as Bellevue defeated Mercer Island 4-1 Monday at BHS.

With the win, the Wolverines are the No. 4 seed in the KingCo tournament and will face No. 5 Mercer Island on Thursday at Hartman Park in Redmond. Game time is 4 p.m.

Sammie was 2-for-3, as were Madi George, Amelia Beardsley and Kristie Bennett. Dejah Rogers struck out nine Islanders.

Here is the game report from Gamechanger:

Bellevue Wolverines Varsity defeats Mercer Island 4-1

Kristie Bennett went 2-3 as Bellevue Wolverines Varsity took home a 4-1 victory over Mercer Island in seven innings at BHS HS on Monday. She doubled in the second inning and singled in the fifth inning.

Dejah Rogers got the win for Bellevue Wolverines Varsity thanks to nine strikeouts. Dejah allowed one earned run, six hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings.

Morgan Peyou couldn’t get it done on the rubber for Mercer Island, taking a loss. She lasted just six innings, walked none, struck out one, and allowed four runs.

The bottom of the second saw Bellevue Wolverines Varsity take an early lead, 1-0. Bellevue Wolverines Varsity got a spark in the form of a Amelia Beardsley single, before before Kristie doubled, bringing home Sammie Trulson.

Bellevue Wolverines Varsity didn’t relinquish the lead after scoring three runs in the fifth inning when it scored on an RBI double by Dejah and two singles.

May
12
2014

It’s Sammie’s day!

Sammie Trulson/Photo by Dale Garvey

Sammie Trulson/Photo by Dale Garvey

Today’s game vs. Mercer Island at BHS is for seeding in the KingCo tournament, but it’s also a day to pay tribute to Sammie Trulson, the Wolverines’ lone senior.

Sammie has been a great leader and teammate, and the girls are looking forward to honoring her today.

Game time is 4:30 p.m. at BHS.

May
3
2014

Wolverines lose pitchers’ duel at Mercer Island

Photo by Dale Garvey

Photo by Dale Garvey

Bellevue managed just six hits in a 2-0 loss to Mercer Island on Friday. Madi George led the Wolverines with two hits.

Dejah Rogers was solid on the mound, allowing just one earned run on seven hits.

The two teams face off again Monday in the regular-season finale at BHS.

Here is the game report form Gamechanger:

Bellevue Wolverines Varsity’s bats go quiet in 2-0 loss to Mercer Island

Bellevue Wolverines Varsity failed to provide enough offense to beat Mercer Island on Friday at South Mercer Playfields, despite Dejah Rogers’s stellar six-inning performance, and Bellevue Wolverines Varsity took the loss, 2-0.

Morgan Peyou recorded the win for Mercer Island. She tossed seven innings of shutout ball. She struck out five, walked none and surrendered six hits.

Dejah couldn’t get it done in the circle for Bellevue Wolverines Varsity, taking a loss.

The game was never in doubt after the first, as Mercer Island scored one run on an RBI single by Natalie Ricklefs.

Apr
30
2014

Wolverine bats quiet vs. Liberty

Amelia Beardsley/Photo by Dale Garvey

Amelia Beardsley/Photo by Dale Garvey

Bellevue was held to three hits in a 5-0 loss to Liberty on Wednesday at BHS.

Madi George, Kristie Bennett and Priya White recorded the only Wolverine hits. The Patriots scored three runs in the second inning and two in the fourth.

Here is the game report from Gamechanger:

Sydney Hopper got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. She tossed seven innings of shutout ball. She struck out seven, walked none and surrendered three hits.

Liberty was sparked by Sydney and Liza Van Camp, who teamed up for five hits and four RBIs.

Dejah Rogers was charged with the loss. She lasted just seven innings, walked two, struck out five, and allowed five runs.

Liberty never trailed after scoring three runs in the second on a two-run triple by Liza.