The Lady Goat softball team celebrates an incredible win over the unbeaten Cascade Kodiaks at last Saturday’s Bi-District Tournament in Leavenworth
All photos by Tracy Williams
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Lady Goats dump Cascade in shocker
by Richard Uhlhorn (based on Tracy Williams info)
“The Lady Goats pulled off a HUGE upset this afternoon and beat Cascade in a winner to State game 9-8,” reported GLC’s Tracy Williams by Cell Phone. “They beat Riverside 11-0 to start the day and then lost a good one to Lakeside 7-3, the eventual champ.”
“They then shocked the (softball) world and downed Cascade on their own field to advance to the State Fastpitch Tournament.” Chelan squeaked out a 9-8 win over the Kodiaks with a 3-run first inning that put Chelan on top 3-1.
Cascade came back in the third and fourth innings to surge ahead 6-3 over the Goats, but Chelan scored two more in the fifth inning and then came out in the sixth and had a huge four run inning to Cascade’s two run inning.
It wasn’t supposed to happen, but then softball and baseball are games that can go either way depending on the day and Chelan, under the coaching of Jeff Barker has always risen to the top one way or the other. It was a long day and kudos have to go to Dani Smythe who pitched a total of 18 innings to help lead the Goats to the upcoming State Fast Pitch Tournament.
Two happy coaches - Jeff Barker, left
Game 1 – Chelan 11 Riverside 0
Offense: Dani Smythe – 2-3, Triple, 3 runs scored, 1 RBI
Courtney Dietrich – 2-3, 3 runs scored
Cari Williams – 1-3, 1 RBI, 1 run scored, 1 stolen base
Hailey Habich – 1-3, 2 runs scored
Pitching: Dani Smythe – 5 IP, 2 hits, 6 strikeouts, 1 walk
Game 2 – Lakeside 7 Chelan 3
Offense: Dani Smythe – 3-3, homerun, 1 run scored, 1 RBI
Cari Williams – 2-3, 2 doubles, 1 RBI
Samantha Frederick - 1-3, 1 RBI
Pitching: Dani Smythe – 7 IP, 12 hits, 4 strikeouts, 1 walk, 7 earned runs
Game 3 – Chelan 9 Cascade 8
Offense: Dani Smythe – 3-4, double, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI
Courtney Smith – 3-4, 1 run scored, 3 stolen bases
Courtney Dietrich – 2-4, 2 runs scored, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base
Cari Williams – 1-4, double, 1 RBI, 1 stolen base
Pitching: Dani Smythe – 7 IP, 6 hits, 8 strikeouts, 2 walks, 3 earned runs.