CrossFit Interbay Blackout is heading to the championship!June 15, 2016 | Posted by Maximilian Effgen
UPDATE June 28: CrossFit Interbay Blackout is the District 8 All Star Tournament Champion!
Our impressive young ladies continue their winning ways. The Blackout took the best of 3 series against NE Seattle to win the District 8 Tournament Championship.
UPDATE June 16: CrossFit Interbay Blackout is the District 8 Champion! Congratulations!
Juniors Softball Manager, Audra Jackley, reports with exciting news!
June 16, 2016 in Husky Softball Stadium
Thank you Blackout fans for “blacking out” Husky Stadium and cheering us on to victory! The championship trophy will be housed with our sponsor, CrossFit Interbay. Go Blackout!
CrossFit Interbay Blackout took the District 8 Juniors Softball title on Thursday, June 16, defeating Northeast by a score of 6-4 in Husky Softball Stadium. The win caps an overall season record of 18-3.
All members of Blackout played a pivotal role in the victory either at the plate, on the bases, on defense, or keeping up the positive momentum. Whether on the field or in the dugout, every player impacted the game with focus and unwavering positive team spirit.
In the very first Blackout practice in the pouring rain in March, the team set the goal of playing in the championship game in Husky Softball Stadium. Every member of Blackout worked hard throughout the season to make that goal a reality. Not only did Blackout accomplish that goal, but exceeded it by winning the championship.
Championship Game Recap
Winning Pitcher: Veronica Onyon, 7 innings, 12 strikeouts, 1 walk
Catchers: Hannah Docktor (6 innings) and Lila Zeichner (1 inning)
Top of the first: With Alina Matsumoto on second, Veronica Onyon drove a hard grounder past the right fielder for the first of two homeruns on the night. Blackout up by 2.
Bottom of the first: Northeast rallied to tie the game at 2.
Top of the fourth: The game still tied at 2-2, Kate Ahrens on first due to a well-hit single. Next up Ella Paulk laid down a perfectly executed bunt to moving Kate to second and safe at first. With two runners on, Sarah Tripp drove a huge line drive into the outfield to score both base runners putting Blackout up by 2.
Bottom of the fourth: Two outs and no runners on, Lucy Pearson stopped a potential Northeast rally by expertly fielding a grounder at second and side tossing it to Simone Kao at first to end the inning.
Top of the fifth: Hannah Docktor led off with a rocket into deep center field for the second homerun of the night. Blackout up by 3.
Bottom of the fifth: Northeast mounted a rally starting with a line drive ricocheting off Veronica Onyon’s ankle and scored 2. Blackout was not rattled and the infield of Alina Matsumoto (third), Sarah Tripp (short stop), Lucy Pearson (second), and Simone Kao (first) took care of business to wrap up the inning.
Top of the sixth: The score Blackout 5, Northeast 4. Madi Harth walked and stole two consecutive bases to land on third. Up next Tiger Snow RBIed a high line drive into right field. Blackout up by 2.
Bottom of the seventh: Northeast had a runner on second with no outs. Veronica Onyon struck out three in a row to seal the title for Blackout. Final score: Blackout 6, Northeast 4.
Players: Alina Matsumoto, Ella Paulk, Emma Krystad, Hannah Docktor, Karissa Jones, Katherine Ahrens, Kelsey Leamer, Lila Zeichner, Lizzie Carroll, Lucy Pearson, Madi Harth, Sarah Tripp, Simone Kao, Tiger Snow, Veronica Onyon, and Xiana Parker.
Manager: Audra Jackley
Coaches: Maddie Barton (MLL Alum), Steve Kirk, Travis Harth
Sponsor: CrossFit Interbay