Bellevue Wolverines Varsity and Lake Washington passed the lead back-and-forth on Friday, but eventually Lake Washington prevailed 12-11. The game was tied at nine with Lake Washington batting in the bottom of the fifth when Kelly Treves induced Hailey Menssen to hit into a fielder’s choice, but one run scored.
Lake Washington opened up an early lead in the second inning when Jamie Pippin grounded out, scoring one run.
After Bellevue Wolverines Varsity scored three runs in the top of the fourth, Lake Washington answered with three of their own. Bellevue Wolverines Varsity scored when Mukhar doubled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs and Treves doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Lake Washington then answered when an error scored one run for Lake Washington, Menssendoubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run, and Anonia Norman singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
Norman led the Lake Washington to victory on the pitcher’s mound. She surrendered 11 runs on 15 hits over six innings, striking out seven. Anastasia Kotsakis threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Bellevue Wolverines Varsity tallied 16 hits. Montana Jones, Mukhar, Treves, Morgan Pingree, and Kendall Mecham all collected multiple hits for Bellevue Wolverines Varsity. Jones went 4-for-5 at the plate to lead Bellevue Wolverines Varsity in hits.
Lake Washington racked up 12 hits on the day. Brown, Kotsakis, Abigail Mills, Menssen, and Meliena Carelli each had multiple hits for Lake Washington. Brown led Lake Washington with three hits in four at bats.