HNA Cougars outlast Spartans in fastpitch

Holy Names Academy shattered a fifth-inning tie ballgame to beat Bainbridge 9-5 in girls fastpitch softball Tuesday at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle.

The contest was a back-and-forth affair until the bottom of the sixth inning.

After a scoreless first, the Spartans scored a run in the second and the Cougars tied it 1-1 at the bottom of the inning.

Bainbridge inched ahead 2-1 in the fourth inning, then tacked on three runs in the top of the fifth to forge a 5-1 advantage.

Holy Names answered with four runs in the bottom of the fifth to knot the game at 5-all, then scored four more in the sixth to close out the scoring.

Katie Raben took the mound for the Spartans and finished with two strikeouts. She gave up nine hits.

Emily Schneider went 1-for-2 for Bainbridge with a double and two RBIs.

Fellow Spartans Kate Kinnery went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Carolyn Williams went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Samantha Carlson paced the Cougars by going 2-of-3 at the plate with a double and three RBIs.

Bainbridge slipped to 16-3 with the loss (14-3 Metro League).


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