Shorecrest to play in State softball tournament Friday after taking third in District with two victories May 16

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Shorecrest softball team starts play in the State 3A tournament Friday at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey north of Olympia.

Shorecrest opens tournament play against Holy Names at noon Friday.

The Scots go into the State tournament as the No. 3 Northwest District team after victories Thursday, May 16, over Ferndale and Glacier Peak.

In the first game on the final day of the District tournament, the Scots’ offense was too much for Ferndale in a 9-3 rout.

Shorecrest refused to relinquish the lead after grabbing it early against Ferndale in the 9-3 victory Thursday at the Phil Johnson Fields in Everett.

Six runs in the first three innings allowed Shorecrest to put the game away early.

An RBI double by Amanda Hartley, an RBI single by Katie Champiox and an RBI double by Anissa Gomez in the first inning, and a single by Anderson and an RBI single by Amanda Hartley during the second inning supplied the early offense for Shorecrest.

Hartley racked up two RBI on two hits for Shorecrest.

Hartley also was the winning pitcher for Shorecrest. She allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings. She struck out four, walked none and surrendered 10 hits.

Shorecrest answered Ferndale's top inning with two runs of its own in the second.

Shorecrest got one-run rallies in the third inning and the sixth. In the third, Shorecrest scored on an RBI single by Amanda Eshelmann, scoring Olivia Nolan.

Shorecrest tacked on another two runs in the fourth. The inning got off to a hot start when Champiox singled, bringing home Jeanna Berg. That was followed up by Jeralyn Pasoquen's single, plating Anissa Gomez.

Eshelmann’s hitting and pitching led Shorecrest to a 3-2 victory over Glacier Peak.

Eshelmann was strong at the plate and on the rubber in carrying Shorecrest to the 3-2 victory over Glacier Peak Thursday at Johnson Fields.

She racked up two RBI on one hit for Shorecrest. She homered in the second inning.

She worked out of two difficult moments for Shorecrest. She pitched seven innings and allowed two earned runs on seven hits. Eshelman faced her trickiest spot in the sixth inning.

Shorecrest staved off Glacier Peak as Glacier Peak was unable to match Shorecrest down the stretch.

Glacier Peak scored one run in the fifth on an RBI double. Still, Glacier Peak couldn't catch Shorecrest.

In the top of the first, Glacier Peak grabbed the early lead, 1-0, when the Grizzlies doubled after a single got things started.

Shorecrest went up for good in the second, scoring three runs on two solo blasts.

The game ended dramatically as Jeanna Berg dove to catch a foul pop up down the first base line, sending Shorecrest to the State Tournament.


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