More often than not, victory goes to the aggressor.
The Issaquah Tigers, a 9-10-year-old Coast League fastpitch team, brought their big bats out May 1 for a 14-3 win over the Sammamish Heat, following it up May 3 with a hard-fought 6-4 victory over the Eastlake Huskies.
Issaquah senior Brittany Tallman continued her dominant season Tuesday afternoon, winning the KingCo 3A crown at Snohomish Golf Course. The defending 3A state champion shot a 72 on the par 73 course. Mount Si’s Katie Somers came in second with a 75.
The Skyline girls finished in second place out of 74 teams Saturday at the Lake Washington Invitational earning 45 points. Gig Harbor won the meet with 70, while West Valley of Yakima was third with 44.5.
Issaquah’s 9-10-year-old Coast Softball Tigers opened their season Saturday with a 13-3 win over the Eastlake Huskies. Both teams fought the rain and cold weather, with occasional hail. Emily Winterstein doubled, while Michelle Fowler, Sarah Jordan and Brooke Davis combined for two singles and two sacrifices. Fowler pitched three innings with an impressive nine strikeouts. Michelle Gersuk finished the game with a save, by striking out the side. The Tigers earned their second win Tuesday, outscoring the Sammamish Bandits 14-11 in five innings. Fowler and Gersuk, each pitched two innings, striking out four batters apiece. Jordan, Emma Moran, Madalyn Lyles, Brooke Davis and Michelle Fowler all earned hits to help to clinch the victory.