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The MIHS Islander

Nikos Nook: Entry #1
Niko's Nook: Entry #1
December 5, 2023

MIHS Girls Softball Strongarms Stadium

Katie Friedman
Islanders #19 Freshman Hannah Zhou strikes a ball from the Stadium pitcher.

Mercer Island High School Girls Softball trampled Stadium High School with a 12-2 victory on Friday, March 25 at the South Mercer Playfields.

Strong, consistent pitching from sophomore Ashlyn Powell and freshman Stella Roodman, as well as skillful batting across the team proved essential for the Islanders’ triumph.

“We honestly did great all around,” sophomore Joey Lurie said. “Our pitchers did awesome.”

Within the third inning alone, the Islanders notched four runs, heavily powered by Lurie and senior captain Ally Merritt’s runs batted in.

Lurie and Powell each hit a home run during the game. Powell hit a dinger in the second inning, her foot barely managing to beat the ball to home base. Lurie hit a long ball and executed the first complete home run to be hit over the brand new fence bordering the field.

“[The home run felt] good,” Lurie said. “First one over the new fence!”

The Islanders ran wild on the base paths, finishing the game with 11 stolen bases. The dugout and crowd could hardly contain themselves with the excitement from the Islander’s success.

“The energy in the dugout was awesome, it always is,” Lurie said. “I think it was the biggest crowd we’ve ever had.”

MIHS Girls Softball will face of next against Juanita at home on Monday, March 28  at 4:30 p.m. 

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Katie Friedman, Co-Business Manager
Katie Friedman is a senior at MIHS and in her third year with the Islander. She is a co-business manager for the paper and spends her free time getting outdoors, cooking & baking, and spending time with friends and family. She couldn’t live without a good lip balm, chocolate, and objectively bad romantic comedies.

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    Kyle GApr 20, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    Love the title!

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    Sadie SeumaeApr 20, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    I love the mid action image and this article. I agree with Emily that we don’t see much of softball so way to change that! Nice job Katie.

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    WyattApr 20, 2022 at 12:52 pm

    Awesome article on a less covered sport! Love the headline too.

  • E

    EmilyMar 31, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    I love the coverage of the MIHS Softball team! We rarely get coverage on them. I love to see it! Great article and go MI!

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    Ben MurawskiMar 30, 2022 at 2:52 pm

    I find your lack of mentioning Tong Lin, (my Islander Hour classmate, close friend, and MIHS Special Olympics Unified Robotics partner/teammate), in this article disturbing.

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    abbyMar 28, 2022 at 5:41 pm

    Such a great article! GO MIHS girls softball!