North Whidbey opens state tournament with one-sided win / 8-10 softball

North Whidbey Little League opened the 8-10 softball state tournament by rolling to 20-4 win over West Plains (Spokane) in three innings Saturday, July 7, at Cheney High School.

North Whidbey took advantage of 12 walks and three hit batters to cruise to the big win.

The game ended after three innings because of the mercy rule, and North Whidbey, as the home team, batted only twice, piling up 11 runs in the first inning and nine in the second.

In the first inning, Mia Regan, Piper Lanning (twice), Alexis Black and Olivia Aranguri-Plummer all walked; Keli Aranguri-Plummer was hit by a pitch; and Regan, Reese Wasinger, Joelle Hassler (two) and Keli Aranguri-Plummer all stroked base hits to get North Whidbey off to a great start.

In the second inning, North Whidbey had only two hits, singles by Addison Christie and Emily Hills, but used walks to Ava Shoosmith, Christie, Olivia Aranguri-Plummer (two), Regan, Lanning and Keli Aranguri-Plummer and two hit batters, Wasinger and Hassler, to collect nine runs.

Wasinger pitched a three-inning no-hitter, striking out seven.

North Whidbey faces Bellevue at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in the next round.

More in Sports

Hawks hand Oak Harbor league loss / Girls basketball

In a battle of teams looking for their first conference win, visiting… Continue reading

Cascade clips ‘Cats / Swim and dive

The Cascade High School swim and dive team, coached by Oak Harbor… Continue reading

Flyers soar at Summit meet / Tumbling and trampoline

Eleven Island Flyers from Oak Harbor’s Rise Academy of Arts trampoline and… Continue reading

Oak Harbor moving to Northwest Conference

Oak Harbor High School was officially accepted by the Northwest Conference Thursday,… Continue reading

Renn collects 3 firsts / Tumbling and trampoline

Oak Harbor’s Izzy Renn, competing for Ground Zero, finished first in three… Continue reading

Registration for North Whidbey Little League starts

Registration is underway for the 2020 spring North Whidbey Little League baseball… Continue reading

Coupeville, Oak Harbor high school athletic events for Tuesday postponed

Coupeville and Oak Harbor high school’s athletic contests scheduled for Tuesday, Jan.… Continue reading

3 Wildcats place at Arlington tournament / Girls wrestling

Three wrestlers from Oak Harbor High School placed at the Highway 9… Continue reading

Oak Harbor takes 16th in Snohomish / Boys wrestling

The Oak Harbor High School boys wrestling team placed 16th out of… Continue reading

Most Read