MIHS Girls Softball Strongarms Stadium


Katie Friedman

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

Katie Friedman, Staff Writer

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.