Golden Eagles earn spot at state


Ferndale's softball team is moving on to the Class 3A Northwest District Championship game after two wins on Tuesday, May 20, at Phil Johnson Fields.

The Golden Eagles handled Stanwood 12-2 in six innings for the first game of the day behind the strength of Drew Westford's bat.

Westford opened the scoring up with a 200-foot lined shot off the scoreboard.

"That was amazing," Ferndale coach Holly Hilton said in a phone interview. "After she got her hit, the rest of the team started hitting."

Westford would connect on another homer later in the game, this time a grand slam.

Lauren Maley was also successful in the circle, holding Stanwood to only two runs in six innings and striking out 13.

The second game was much closer, but Ferndale prevailed 3-1 over Mountlake Terrace.

Westford was the first run in that game as well as Kadence Kane's double in the first brought her in.

Maley struck out 12 in that game to seal the trip to the district championship.

Ferndale sealed its spot in the state tournament, but can win the district by beating Glacier Peak on Thursday, May 22, at Phil Johnson Fields.


Stanwood 000 002 - 2 4 1

Ferndale 001 443 - 12 11 1

WP: Lauren Maley (18-1). LP: Emma London (n/a). Highlights: Ferndale: Scarlett Nyenhuis 2-4, SB; Kadence Kane 1-4, 2B, SB; Abigail Bauthues 2-3, 2B, RBI, BB; Drew Westford 2-2, 5 RBI, 2 HR, BB.


Mountlake Terrace 000 100 0 - 1 2 1

Ferndale 100 101 0 - 3 9 1

WP: Lauren Maley (19-1). LP: Gabby Calhaum (n/a). Highlights: Ferndale: Dana Ebe 1-2, RBI; Scarlett Nyenhuis 2-4; Kadence Kane 2-4, RBI; Drew Westford 2-3, RBI.

Bellingham Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service