Prep Baseball & Softball

McDowell’s grand slam lifts Sehome softball to win

Sehome’s Tori McDowell ignited her team’s offense with a second-inning grand slam, as the Mariners went on to earn a 11-1 non-conference win over Cascade (Everett) in five innings Thursday, March 26, at Frank Geri Fields.

“We started off a little sluggish,” Sehome coach Jim Emerson said in a phone interview. “Second inning we had the bases loaded with nobody out and then all of a sudden we had the bases loaded with two outs, and Tori with a 3-2 count hit a ball over the left-center-field wall.”

Sehome scored seven runs in the third inning on five hits to put the game out of reach.

Sam Hruby went 2 for 3 with two runs, Morgan Henry was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI and McDowell’s one hit came on the big grand slam. Freshman pitcher Carissa McDowell earned her first career win in the circle.

The Mariners (4-3) open league play on the road against Burlington-Edison at 4 p.m. Friday, March 27.

Sehome 11, Cascade 1 (Everett) (5)

Cascade (Everett)

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WP: Carissa McDowell (1-0). LP: Zavagoza. Highlights: Sehome: Sam Hruby 2-3, 2 R; Morgan Henry 2-3, R, RBI; Tori McDowell 1-3, R, 4 RBI, GS HR.