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Arlington battles for a 6-3 victory

 

Andrew Hines

Taylor Zodrow throws a strikeout early in the matchup against the Wildcats at Arlington High School on April 28.

The Arlington Eagles girls softball team welcomed the Oak Harbor Wildcats to their home field on April 28.

Oak Harbor got off to a strong start as they shut out the Eagles in the first inning and managed to put up one run early as well. With an early lead, the Wildcats looked confident as Arlington struck back in the second inning with two runs of their own. Neither team scored again until the fourth inning where they battled back and forth to tie the score up at 3-3.

Over the next three innings both teams played strong in the field, as neither team allowed a run which sent the game into extra innings. In the top of the eighth, the Eagles came out strong once again as they shut down the Wildcats. In addition, Arlington stepped on the gas to put up three runs and finish the game with a final score of 6-3.

"Our hitting wasn't as strong today so we weren't able to string some hits together early on. But, it was nice to see the girls keep working through it, keep hitting and then finally it came together in the end. So it's just one of those things that happens and they did a good job of staying positive," said Arlington Assistant Coach Ashleigh Beard.

Andrew Hines

Shyenne Heuer gets the well-placed bunt for the single and RBI at Arlington High School on April 28

On the mound, freshman Taylor Zodrow controlled the game as she pitched all eight innings while racking up six strikeouts.

A few players created a lot of offense for the Eagles including Shyenne Heuer, Jaea Davidson and Katie Greaves. Heuer had two hits in the game and managed to put up four RBIs, and added a triple to end the game in the eighth. Davidson led the Eagles in hits, with three, while also adding on three runs, a stolen base and two doubles. Greaves capped off the offensive contributions with two hits, one run, two RBIs and a stolen base of her own.

If you want to catch the next home game for the Eagles they will be facing the Marysville Getchell Chargers on Monday, May 8, at 4 p.m.

 

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