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Arlington drops two, knocked out of District Tournament

 

Andrew Hines

Isabell Kim gets caught by Glacier Peak as she looked to get on base for the Arlington Eagles at Phil Johnson Fields on May 17.

The Arlington High School girls softball team came into the District 1 Tournament as underdogs, sitting at the sixth seed out of eight teams. In their first matchup against Glacier Peak they lost 7-3, putting them in jeopardy of getting knocked out of the double-elimination tournament. Their second match up was a hard fought battle as they lost again to Edmonds-Woodway with a score of 11-8. With both games lost, the Eagles season ended on May 17.

Glacier Peak came out in the first game of the evening and kept a steady lead ahead of the Eagles throughout the matchup. After the first loss of the day, the Arlington girls looked determined to make it to the second day of competition.

"We definitely put in more fight than I've seen in this team throughout this season. We strung together a lot more hits than anyone could have expected. I was really proud of how we played, it's just tough not coming out on top," said Arlington's senior center fielder Kendall Fields.

In the elimination game against Edmonds-Woodway, Arlington came out hitting and stayed ahead of the Warriors all the way through six innings. Unfortunately, in the seventh inning the fatigue of pitching two back-to-back games seemed to hit Chandler Bishop. Going into extra innings the Warriors exploded for four runs and put the game away in order to advance.

Andrew Hines

Arlington's Chandler Bishop throws a strike early in the game against Glacier Peak at Phil Johnson Fields on May 17.

"In the beginning I came out with the normal intensity I have. Unfortunately, after the fourth inning I started to get tired and my arm started hurting. It's tough not having a relief, but on the other side it makes me fight through. It's good and bad," said Arlington's senior pitcher Chandler Bishop.

Despite getting knocked out of the tournament, the Arlington Eagles fought hard. Bishop pitched 15 innings over two games and produced at the plate, hitting a home run against Glacier Peak. Fields played incredible defense as she seemed to be all over the outfield, while also hitting a home run and batting consistently.

"It was awesome. My freshman year we were in the semifinals and that was my one and only home run. It was cool to end my last game like that," said Fields on getting the second home run of her career.

 

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