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Newport, Liberty dominate Wildcats in softball
Skyline 8, Mount Si 2
The Mount Si Wildcats fastpitch softball team faced another dominating Skyline pitcher, and the end result was the same. Just like Jami Harrison's performance against Mount Si earlier in the season, in which she struck out five and hit a three-run home run to lead Skyline to victory, the Spartans' sophomore pitcher Sarah Losleben ruled the Wildcats.
Losleben struck out 16 Wildcat hitters en route to the victory. She nearly had a no hitter, but two freshmen provided an offensive spark for the Wildcats. Kayla Jayne had a pinch-hit single with two outs, and Ashley Svarthumle also had a single. Megan Alexander took the loss for the Wildcats.
Mercer Island 7, Mount Si 5
Poor defense was the reason for a close loss to Mercer Island, but it didn't show on the scoreboard as Mount Si had no errors. The Wildcats' Vanessa Riley and Tabitha Albertson were the stars of the day, with Riley going 3-for-4 and Albertson 2-for-3.
The turning point in the game was the bottom of the third, in which the Islanders scored four runs to turn a 3-1 deficit into a 5-3 lead, which they never relinquished. The Islanders' Jacquie DiJulio picked up her second win of the season against Mount Si.
Newport 17 Mount Si 7
In what coach Larry White described as "one of the longest, most disappointing afternoons" of his career thus far as Wildcat head coach, Newport finally played against Mount Si at home after the game was twice postponed. The Knights whipped the Wildcats last Thursday in a game that ended after six innings because of the 10-run rule.
Jayne and Albertson each had a triple, but it was not enough to overcome the Knights' attack.
Liberty 16 Mount Si 3
One disaster followed another for Mount Si, which saw its game against Liberty end after five innings because of the 10-run rule. The Patriots' Carmen Kier hit a home run to key a 16-run scoring outburst over the course of the second through the fourth innings. That followed the Wildcats jumping out to a 3-0 lead.
The rally came against three Mount Si pitchers, Alexander, Alison Moorehead and Amy Trenkamp. Rachel McNaul had a double, and two RBIs to lead the Wildcat effort.
The Wildcats wrap up the season this week on the road against Newport and Sammamish.