Recently we spoke again. Five years had passed since that night at The Popster. Dillard laughed when I brought it up.
When the night ended, the Lady Falcons had seen it all. It came during a doubleheader for the first day of the Wes-King Tournament.
The games were played at Phil Johnson Fields in Everett, also known as “Lawsuit Waiting to Happen Ballpark.” With four fields crammed close together, wayward fly balls from other games routinely sailed into Field #2 where Woodinville played. This caused people to shout “heads up!” about every fifteen minutes, as fans and players ducked into defensive postures and softballs landed nearby with a thud. Then there were the scoreboards that didn’t work until halfway through the first game. And who could forget when all the stadium lights went out, leaving teams stranded in darkness for twenty minutes.