Cougars edge Spartans in girls fastpitch

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Central Kitsap escaped with a 5-4 win over Bainbridge in girls fastpitch softball Tuesday with a seventh-inning, game-ending run.

It was the season opener for the Spartans. Bainbridge jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Cougars knotted it at 1-1 in the second inning.

Central Kitsap pulled away with a two-run third inning to forge a 3-1 advantage.

The Spartans scored another run in the fourth, but Central Kitsap answered again with a one-run fifth inning to double up BHS at 4-2.

Bainbridge tied the game with two runs in the final inning, but it wasn't enough as the Cougars rallied again.

Sam Williams was the hero of the day for the Cougars; she went 3-for-3 at the plate with two home runs, three RBIs and two runs.

Riley Gregoire went 3-for-4 for the Spartans, and had an RBI and two runs.

Fellow Spartan Natalie Allen went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

Tiana Rabang was 2-for-3 at the plate and added a run to the Spartans' inaugural effort.

Hope Lawrence was the winning pitcher and had 12 strikeouts.

Deahna King pitched six innings for the Spartans, and finished with three strikeouts.

Bainbridge fell to 0-1 with the loss, while Central Kitsap improved to 1-1.


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