Fastpitch: Sultan slips by Wolves in extra innings
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
May 10, 2011 · 8:21 AM
It took extra innings, but Sultan kept the visiting Coupeville fastpitch team winless with a 6-5 comeback win in eight innings Monday, May 9.
Coupeville staged the first comeback. The Turks scored two in the first and another in the second to move in front 3-0. The Wolves responded with a run third and three in the fourth to go up 4-3.
Sultan (7-9, 7-8) had to score one in the bottom of the seventh to send it to extra innings, then two in the eighth to win it after Coupeville tallied a run in the top half.
The Wolves received a strong pitching performance from Autumn Stevenson, according to coach Jackie Calkins. Stevenson blanked the Turks from the third through the sixth, scattered 16 hits and didn't walk batter. Stevenson was backed by an "all-around great defensive game" Calkins said.
Coupeville took advantage of Sultan errors and walks and "ran the bases well," according to Calkins, to hang with the Turks.
She added, "Good game. No heads are hanging here in Coupeville. The girls played a great game and we hope to keep this momentum going into the four games we have left to play this week before playoffs."
Madeline Roberts was 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs for Coupeville. Chevy Reyes added a single and scored twice, and Stevenson slugged a double.
Coupeville (0-13, 0-12) continues its road trip this week by going to Granite Falls Tuesday, May 10, for a double header at 3 p.m., to South Whidbey Wednesday, May 11, at 4, and to Meridian Thursday, May 12, for a district play-in game at 4.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.