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Girls in green keep it rolling

  • Written by Don Mann
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Woodinville junior Madi Schreyer was dominant in two big games as the Lady Falcons remained undefeated. Staff photo/Don Mann
For four innings it was a heck of a ball game. And then the roof fell in on Inglemoor as the Woodinville Lady Falcons scored 12 runs in the final three innings to vanquish the Vikings at Valhalla 12-1 last Monday. Inglemoor scored in the opening frame on a leadoff walk, single and an error. Viking junior pitcher Alyson Harrington was sharp early, keeping tentative Falcon batters off balance through four shutout innings as Inglemoor enjoyed early momentum under sunny twilight skies in the well-attended Northshore rivalry game.

But it didn’t last for the home team as Woodinville began to dial in at the plate.

Keelin Davis, the Falcon No. 9 hitter, cracked a single to left leading off the fifth.

Emily Jackson was safe on an error when the first baseman dropped a routine throw, and Kayla O’Farrell lined another single to left to score Davis, moving up on the throw.

Makenna Weir’s hard liner to short was the first out, then Lauren Burchak bounced a single up the middle for a 3-1 Falcon lead. Sara Taketa then ripped a sizzler to shortstop — a possible double play ball —  that Taylor Peacocke could not handle to put runners on first and second, and up stepped Alex Boyd.

The strapping junior catcher laced a no-doubt laser beam well over the right-center field fence for a three-run homer to make it 6-1 and swing the momentum pendulum in a big way — just like that.

Woodinville added six more runs — two in the sixth and four in the seventh —  but didn’t really need to as pitching ace Madie Schreyer retired the final nine outs in a row, five with strikeouts for a total of 13 Ks in the three-hitter. Schreyer walked two.

The Lady Falcons banged out 15 hits including three apiece by Burchak and Taketa, and two each from Jackson, O’Farrell, Boyd and Davis.

Note: On Friday the Lady Falcons beat Juanita 4-0 at WHS, pinning the first loss of the season on highly regarded Rebel hurler Allison Rhodes. She was outdueled by Schreyer, who tossed a one-hit shutout, striking out 10 and walking two. Woodinville is now 9-0 overall, 4-0 in KingCo.

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Alex Boyd is greeted at the plate after her three-run homer. Staff photo/Don Mann.

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