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Softball team splits week’s games

By EZRA LACINA

This past week the fastpitch softball team played two road games in Bellevue. The Pirates won their first game, 16-4, against Bellevue Christian, but fell to Cedar Park Christian, 4-1.

The team was feeling confident going into its road competition Wednesday. The year before they had taken Bellevue Christian into extra innings before a heartbreaking loss, but this year’s team has improved greatly from previous seasons.

The Pirates had senior Gabby Frazier on the mound. Vashon got their hitting going early and didn’t let up all game. In the fourth inning, sophomore Delaney Anderson hit an inside the park 3-run home run to right field. Anderson is a first-year player and has already made a big impact on the team. Freshman Makenna McVey added to the hitting borage with a double and a triple.

On top of the offensive outburst,  Frazier pitched brilliantly, throwing a complete game and striking out nine batters. In the end, Vashon finished with a huge victory, marking the end of a four-year winless streak.

On Friday, The Pirates headed back to Bellevue to take on a tough opponent in Cedar Park Christian. Frazier again started on the mound. This would not be an easy game; Cedar Park always puts forth a tough team, but the Pirates would not roll over. The Pirates played a tough game allowing only four runs, but Vashon’s offense never got going. The Pirates lone run came when sophomore Mallory Breen hit freshman Hannah MacArthur in.

“Cascade Park Christian had to earn their runs instead of us just giving it to them,” Frazier said. “Overall it was a good game.”

— Ezra Lacina is The Riptide’s sports editor.

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