Fastpitch softball team falls to two state champions
By JACKIE MERRILL
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Contributor
May 1, 2012 · Updated 11:40 AM
The VHS fastpitch softball team faced the tough Orting Cardinals last Wednesday, April 25.
The weather was balmy in the Orting Valley, and the game was underway with Vashon’s first three batters out.
Orting ran through its batting order twice in the first inning, scoring 14 points. It was a wash the rest of the game. Vashon couldn’t pull out of the slump and the game ended at 27-0.
Vashon then travelled to Bothel on Saturday to face the Cedar Park Christian Eagles in a non-league scrimmage. VHS took another bruising, but the game’s final score, 19-0, had some highlights for Vashon.
Vashon played three up, three down defense for the first three innings. Players exhibited some of the best defense played all season, on a turf field as well. The Cedar Park team won the state tournament last year and haven’t lost their edge. Vashon girls just couldn’t keep the momentum, but tried their best.
Vashon plays today at home against Seattle Christian at 4 p.m. at Vashon High School.
— Jackie Merrill is the coach of the VHS fastpitch softball team.