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Bainbridge begins season with a win

Central Kitsap shortstop Samantha Williams slides into second base during the Cougars’ opening game, a 6-2 loss to Bainbridge, in front of Bainbridge
Central Kitsap shortstop Samantha Williams slides into second base during the Cougars’ opening game, a 6-2 loss to Bainbridge, in front of Bainbridge's Riley Gregoire.
— image credit: Wes Morrow / Central Kistap Reporter

A two-run third inning put the Spartans ahead for good as Bainbridge bested Central Kitsap 6-2 in girls fastpitch softball.

Last Friday’s road game was the season opener for Bainbridge.

“CK was a good opponent for our first game. There are a few things we learned from it and will definitely improve on, but over all I was very impressed with the girls,” said Bainbridge Coach Liz McCloskey.

The Spartans opened with a one-run first inning, which was quickly matched by the Cougars.

Bainbridge built on its 3-1 lead with another run in the fourth and two more in the fifth, however. Central Kitsap could only muster one run the rest of the way as the Spartans cruised to the non-conference victory.

Katie Raben was magnificent on the mound and at the plate for the Spartans.

She pitched seven innings and had eight strike-outs. Raben went 3-for-4, with a double and an RBI.

Fellow Spartans Kate Kinney went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Erin Kinney batted 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Alison Reichert also went 2-for-4 for Bainbridge.

Central Kitsap was led by Emily Gorecki, who wen 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs.

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