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1st-place Cedarcrest defeats Coupeville | Softball

Whidbey News-Times Sports editor
May 2, 2013 · 11:39 AM

Shortstop Madi Roberts tosses to first Wednesday. Roberts had three hits in the Wolves' loss to Cedarcrest. / Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

Cedarcrest held onto first in the Cascade Conference softball standings by stopping host Coupeville 7-3 Wednesday, May 1.

The Red Wolves (13-3, 14-3) scored all seven of their runs in the first four innings to lead 7-0.

McKayla Bailey relieved Maria Rockwell in the fourth and blanked Cedarcrest over the final three innings on three hits, but Coupeville couldn't overcome the deficit.

Cedarcrest scored an unearned run in the first and two in the second, all with two outs.

Two singles, a double and a triple helped the Red Wolves plate four runs in the fourth.

Coupeville finally scored in the sixth. Madi Roberts doubled over the center fielder's head and Madi Strasburg singled to put two on. Hailey Hammer's double scored Roberts.

In the seventh, Bailey led with a double. Sydney Aparicio followed with a run-scoring single. After two outs, Roberts and Strasburg singled to score the final run. A diving catch by Cedarcrest's Taylor Turner ended the rally.

Co-coach David King said, "We played well overall. Early on we didn't hit well, but at the end we really picked it up offensively. We need to take the last two innings and build on that for our games on Friday."

Roberts went 3-for-4 and Strasburg added two singles to lead the Coupeville offense.

Coupeville (4-11, 5-11) will try to snap a seven-game skid when it travels to Everett for a 4 p.m. double header with Archbishop Murphy Friday, May 3.

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