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Lady Falcons on an early roll

  • Written by Don Mann
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Emily Jackson hooks a three-run homer down the left-field line. Photo by Don Mann.
It was a very good day for Woodinville’s Emily Jackson, though on one particular play she might like a do-over.

The junior second-baseman went three-for-four with a three-run home run and three runs scored as the Lady Falcons handled Bothell 6-1 at their place last Monday.

Madi Schreyer went the distance on the rubber for the complete game win, striking out 12 and allowing three hits.

The first one was as funky as they come.

Schreyer was perfect through four innings and popped up the Cougars’ Arista Honey leading off the fifth inning.

The chance appeared routine, but Jackson misjudged its flight and broke back on it into the outfield as the ball fell where she had been standing in the infield — and went for a hit.

The next batter grounded a clean single to left to end any “what if” speculation, and Jackson later received some good-natured ribbing in the dugout from her teammates for her faux pas.

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A welcome party greets Emily Jackson at home plate during Woodinville’s 6-1 win over Bothell last Monday. Photo by Don Mann.
Fact is, she hit the ball hard all day with two clean leadoff singles and a shot down the left-field line that wrapped around the imaginary foul pole for a dinger to put Woodinville up 6-zip in the fourth.

And for good measure she lined out hard to left field in her final at-bat.

Falcon junior Sara Taketa stroked three singles of her own and senior Keelin Davis added two more.

Note: The following day the Lady Falcons ripped Roosevelt 11-0 in five innings as Alex Boyd and Davis homered. Davis also threw a one-hitter as Woodinville upped its record to 3-0 in KingCo play, 6-0 overall.

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