The W.F. West softball team won a crucial road game in Shelton on Monday, 14-2, by run-rule. A spread-out offensive attack that saw seven different players have one or more hits helped the Bearcats put the game away in five.
The Bearcats started out hot, putting up two runs in the first when Lena Fragner scored on a passed ball, and a sacrifice fly brought another home.
The Bearcats’ 11 RBIs helped them keep their score climbing past the Highclimbers throughout three innings. A huge fourth inning put any thought of a Shelton comeback to rest, with Addison Froschauer, Avalon Myers, and Tyran Ozretich all driving in runs for the Cats.
“Avalon Myers hit another home run that was good to see and numerous girls were banging the ball all over the place,” WFW coach Kevin Zylstra said. “Savannah Hawkins hit one off the top of the fence and got a double. All through the lineup, Chase White got a clutch hit. We had a lot of girls produce for us.”
Ella Young gave a lights out performance from the circle, throwing four innings while not allowing a single hit with three strikeouts. Monroe Dalyrmple came in from the bullpen to throw the last inning, striking out one and allowing Shelton's only hit.
Their victory means that when Bearcats come back home to face Aberdeen on Wednesday, the stakes mean much more than just a last league game and senior night. With the bizarre 2A Evergreen Conference softball league season coming to a wild finish, the two teams find themselves atop the league standings, set to play for the league title at Rec Park.