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Second rally falls short for North/Central Whidbey | 9/10 Softball

Jules Toney watches a fly ball as she races home for a run. - Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times
Jules Toney watches a fly ball as she races home for a run.
— image credit: Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

Sedro-Woolley used an eight-run fifth inning then hung on in the sixth to knock the North/Central Whidbey 9/10 softball team out of the district tournament 12-11 Monday, July 2, at Oak Harbor's Volunteer Park.

Trailing 3-0 after one inning, North/Central Whidbey built an 8-4 lead going into the bottom of the fifth inning when Sedro-Woolley ignited its eight-run rally.

In the top of the final inning, North/Central Whidbey scored three runs, two on Cami Bristow's double, but fell one run shy as the game ended with runners on second and third.

Bristow finished with three doubles and four RBI. Jules Toney was 3-for-3 with two walks and three runs. Matty Nelson and Hal Lemme added singles.

Coach Jan Sabalausky was "really proud" of her team. She added, "The girls really concentrated at the bat, and their offensive sliding, which is a big issue for girls this age, was great. It was also nice to see them comeback and then almost comeback again."

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