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Cougars use homers to top Coupeville | Softball

Haley Sherman gets a lead at second base in Coupeville
Haley Sherman gets a lead at second base in Coupeville's loss to Lakewood Monday.
— image credit: Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

Lakewood hit a home run in each of the first three innings to power its way to 9-1 softball win over Coupeville High School Monday, March 31.

Hailey Malakowski, who hit three home runs against Coupeville last season, hit round-trippers in the first and third innings as the Cougars (2-2, 3-2) surged to a 7-0 lead.

Malakowski also picked up the pitching win, throwing a complete game seven-hitter, striking out seven and walking two.

The Wolves finally touched Malakowski for a run in the seventh. Jae LeVine led with a walk and singles by Madeline Roberts and Bree Messner loaded the bases. MaKayla Bailey scored LeVine on a deep fly to center field.

Roberts and Hailey Hammer went 2-for-4. Messner, Madeline Strasburg and Haley Sherman added singles.

The Wolves (1-2, 1-2) meet first-place Granite Falls (5-0, 5-1) in Coupeville at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 2.

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