April 30, 2010
NEW — 12:35 p.m. April 30, 2010
Focus factor: Mount Si's Alex Johnson zeroes in on getting back to state
Don’t let the ribbon in her hair fool you. Mount Si’s Alex Johnson is a fierce competitor when she toes the rubber for Wildcats softball. She isn’t going to let any batter push her around.
April 21, 2010
Mount Si softball vs Sammamish April 19
Injury-riddled Mount Si wins following up and down week
NEW — 11:55 a.m. April 21, 2010
The Wildcats softball squad took control of their April 19 game at Sammamish with a four-run fourth inning. Mount Si beat the Totems 9-2.
March 31, 2010
NEW — 12:17 p.m. March 31, 2010
Mount Si edged ahead of Newport in extra innings for a 4-3 win March 24 on the road.
May 23, 2009
The Mount Si softball team was twice just three outs from leaving with its first state tournament berth in three years.
Instead, the Wildcats left with broken hearts.
Mount Si had a three-run lead on West Seattle in the bottom of the seventh inning of the fifth-place game at a Class 3A District Tournament at Woodland Park in Seattle on May 22. The winner was scheduled to take the tournament’s final state berth.
West Seattle rallied in the bottom half of that seventh inning to forge an 8-8 tie, then came up with two runs in the bottom half of the ninth to topple Mount Si, 10-9, and finish off the Wildcats’ season.
“That’s a heart-breaker,” head coach Larry White said. “We just ran out of gas here at the end and couldn’t hang onto it. We were just a few outs away from moving on.”
May 20, 2009
A tiebreaker may have kept the Mount Si softball team from finishing second in KingCo 3A during the regular season, but nothing was able to keep the Wildcats from that spot when it came to the league tournament.
Mount Si won its first two games of the tournament, before falling in the finals against league champion Juanita, on May 14-15. As a result of their runner-up finish, the Wildcats not only get to play another week, they will now enter a Class 3A district tournament with a favorable seed.
Talk about peaking at the right time.
“The goal going into the week was to get these guys to play Juanita for the title,” Mount Si head coach Larry White said. “So, I feel pretty good about how they’re playing. They’re swinging the bats pretty well and Alex (Johnson) is pitching great games.”
May 14, 2009
Better late than never — if the Mount Si softball team adopts that perspective as well as it did against Interlake May 8, the Wildcats will be a force to reckon with down the stretch.
Battling for positioning in the upcoming KingCo 3A tournament, Mount Si mounted an unlikely comeback in a 2-1 victory against Interlake. The Wildcats trailed, 1-0, with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, when they put together a rally that won them the game.
Now they head to the league tournament, where they’re scheduled to face Liberty in the first round at 7 p.m. May 14 at Inglemoor High School.
April 22, 2009
The Mount Si softball team rediscovered its swing and picked up additional veteran leadership all in one defeat of Sammamish April 20.
The Wildcats smacked 14 hits and overcame an early three-run deficit to down Sammamish, 11-4, at home. The win made Mount Si 3-2 in KingCo 3A/2A.
The victory marked just the third time this season the Wildcats have been able to post double figures in runs scored, yet came four days after being shutout by Juanita standout Kylie Sparks.
April 8, 2009
The Mount Si softball team came up with three big runs when it counted — unfortunately, the Wildcats needed four.
In the league opener April 6, Mount Si rallied late, yet still fell to Bellevue 5-4 at home. The game finished with the tying run on first base for the Wildcats.
“We had every opportunity to win it,” head coach Larry White said. “But we just couldn’t get it done.”
March 19, 2009
When Mount Si softball coach Larry White looks over his team these days, he sees a lot of new faces.
That doesn’t, however, mean that he sees a lack of potential.
After falling two wins shy of a state-tournament berth a year ago, the Wildcats lost a large group of players. In fact, just two starters return from a team that went 14-10 and was eliminated in the district tournament.
A slew of youngsters will need to improve quickly if Mount Si is to compete for the league title, something that certainly appears possible.