Ashritha Aroun walked off the court and sat down next to a reporter. She had just lost her match -- a rare occurrence for Woodinville’s best player.
But the sting of defeat wasn’t her only setback on this day. Not by a longshot. Her purse also took a hit, courtesy of assistant coach Sully Hester.
The rain came first as a light mist. Then it fell harder. The courts became slick. And when a girl from Lake Washington slipped and fell, the match was ended early.
Girls from both teams gathered up their things and prepared to go home. Among them were the Quackenbush sisters, Rachel and Claire.
The Quackenbushes aren’t used to rain so much—they’re from California. They were raised on the sun-drenched courts of Cali, and not the soggy ones of Woodinville.
They’ve lived here for two years with relatives. But they’ll move back home this summer to where their large family lives.
As Justice Dillman strode to the plate, he had a hunch of what was to come. Moments later, the burly third baseman slashed an RBI double to drive in teammate Trent Boyd. This propelled Woodinville past Edmonds-Woodway 2-1 in extra innings last Wednesday afternoon at Falcon Field.
“I don’t want to be cocky about it, but I kind of visualized it, and then it happened,” Dillman said with a big grin.
The win enabled Woodinville to open the 2019 season with a 1-0 record.
The Lady Falcons aren’t messing around this year. Oh sure, the girls often giggle in the dugout and have their usual fun -- as it should be for high school sports.
But now a palpable urgency fills the air. Take Bailey Burger-Moore for example. The senior first baseman is the bedrock of this ball club. She was a sophomore two years ago when Woodinville won the 4A State Championship. But ask her about Woodinville getting knocked out of the Kingco tourney last year, and her eyes suddenly grow serious. In those eyes you can see the countless hours in the batting cage from this past offseason.
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