The Woodinville West Little League Minors Bandits enjoyed a fun run to end the season. After a successful regular season, they entered the season-ending District 8 north end double elimination tournament with high hopes.
They lost their opening game Friday, June 3, but then the fun began. They won five straight games to advance past several very good teams to the title round, beating the Northshore Cougars at Bothell High on June 11. But they had to beat them twice to take the tourney and ultimately lost a tough one on Sunday, going down against arguably the ace pitcher of the league.
It was an amazing run for the local Woodinville girls who ended the season on a high note.
Their parents and families really got behind the run to make it fun, too. Had the Bandits won, the coaches agreed to run the bases in pink tutus, and coach Russ agreed to shave his head. Although they didn’t win first place, Coach Russ had his head shaved in recognition of the girls’ hard work and dedication.
The Bandits were coached by Troy Lundquist, Craig Lemke, Russ Waughman, Curt Whitton, Victor Shif.
The players were Bailey Burger-Moore, Samantha Dammrose, Alexa Dietz, Gracie Gibbs, Keyle Guerrero, Jacqueline Lemke, Madison Lundquist, Morgan Lundquist, Perrie Postforoosh, Katie Sinfield, Lina Waughman and Annie Whitton.