Coupeville pounds Port Townsend | Softball

Nothing like a couple dozen runs to get you out of a funk. The Coupeville High School softball team snapped a three-game losing steak by hammering host Port Townsend 24-6 in five innings Thursday, April 21.

Nothing like a couple dozen runs to get you out of a funk.

The Coupeville High School softball team snapped a three-game losing steak by hammering host Port Townsend 24-6 in five innings Thursday, April 21.

“Port Townsend is a rebuilding team, but it was good to play them and let the girls just have fun and get back to the basics and play ball,” Coupeville coach Kevin McGranahan. “I was able to move some girls to new positions and get some game experience.”

Nicole Lester earned her first varsity start for the Wolves.

Coopeville pounded out eight hits to score 10 runs in the first inning, then tacked on eight more runs on six hits in the second inning.

After building the early lead, the Wolves played station-to-station to try to keep the score down, McGranahan said.

The Wolves finished with 20 hits.

The offensive highlights were plentiful: Katrina McGranahan, 4/4, 2 3B, 4 R, 6 RBI; Sarah Wright, 3/5, 2B, 3 R, RBI; Mikayla Elfrank, 2/2, 2 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB; Jae LeVine, 3/3, 2B, 2R, 2 RBI; Lauren Rose, 2/5, 3 R, 2 RBI; Kailey Kellner, 1/1, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB; Tamika Nastali, 1/3, 2 R, RBI; Veronica Crownover, 1/1, 2 R; Robin Cedillo, 1/2, 2 R, RBI; Hannah Weirich Benway, 1/1, 2 RBI; and Tiffany Briscoe, 1/2, RBI.

McGranahan (three innings) and Wright (two innings) combined to throw a five-hitter, striking out 13.

Coupeville (2-2, 7-4) hosts Meridian (2-8) in a non-league game at noon on Saturday, April 23.

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