North Whidbey splits first two games at state / Junior softball

The North Whidbey Junior Little League softball team split its first two games in the state tournament this weekend in Poulsbo.

North Whidbey defeated Lewis River (Woodland) 9-3 in the opener Saturday and then fell to North Kitsap 14-8 Sunday.

North Whidbey faces Granite Falls/Stilly Valley at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 2, in the consolation bracket of the seven-team, double-elimination tournament and will need to win three consecutive games to get to the championship series Saturday, July 7.

In the win over Lewis River, Macy Oliver took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, finishing with a four-hitter and 16 strike outs.

Layla Roberts, with a triple, and Desiree Becherer, with two singles, paced the offense.

Katie Bishop hit a double; Kayli Bobsin and Grace Odeneal added singles; and Anabel Thayer walked three times.

North Whidbey scored six runs in the fourth inning to go up 7-4 on North Kitsap Sunday, but North Kitsap countered with seven runs in the fifth.

Thayer hit a triple and single for North Whidbey, and Oliver stroked a double and single.

Lexi Phillips and Jasmine Zenger also recorded base hits.

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