Girls Softball: Mavericks win 4-3 against Panthers

By Mario Lotmore

Jenaly Gabriel scoring the winning run in the seventh inning.

In the seventh inning, a hit to center field by short stop Kelci Studioso led the Mavericks to a 4-3 victory edging out the Snohomish Panthers.

When asked of the Maverick’s performance, Coach Dennis Hopkins said, “We did outstanding. The Panthers are a tough opponent and they will be tough at district.” He further added, “We stayed in the game and kept playing Meadowdale Ball!”

Panthers Coach Pattie Lande knew going into the game, “Meadowdale would be tough.”

When asked about her thoughts on the outcome of the game, Coach Lande replied, “Our bats were cold. Our defense was good, offense was good, but we couldn’t hit.” She further commended Mavericks pitcher Kate Houghton on doing, “A great job.”

Panthers led 2-0 by the beginning of the fourth inning until a hit to right field by Mavericks Taylor Eskew brought Zoey Morris and Kelci Studioso home to tie the game 2-2.

Parents for both teams were tense. When asked of their feeling about the game, mother to Panther’s pitcher Jordan Crawford stated, “We are more nervous than our kids!”

A remarkable hit to right center field by Allie Monarrez brought Olivia Dimmock home for the Mavericks to take the lead 3-2 by the end of the fourth inning.

Olivia Dimmock slides into home, giving the Mavericks their first lead of the game in the fourth inning.

The best play of the game goes to Panther’s center Sydney Sandifer for hitting the ball out of the field for a home run to tie the game 3-3 at the end of the sixth inning.

With her seventeenth strike out for the evening, Mavericks pitcher Kate Houghton ended the game with a 4-3 Mavericks victory.

The Mavericks next game is 7 Tuesday, April 9 against Everett Seagulls at Lincoln Field.

Mario Lotmore

Mario Lotmore is originally from The Bahamas and for the last seven years has called Mukilteo, WA his home. Having lived in every region of the United States has exposed him to various cultures, people, and approaches to life. Lotmore created the Lynnwood Times to represent the character of a diverse and growing Lynnwood. The launching of the city’s community newspaper will only help bring neighborhoods together. Lotmore was an industrial engineer by trade and proven success implementing and managing lean accountable processes and policies within his eighteen years of operations excellence, strategic development, and project management in the aerospace, manufacturing, and banking industries. Over his career he has saved and created hundreds of union and non-union jobs. Lotmore is the President of a Homeowner Association, an active Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics volunteer in his community, and former Boeing 747 Diversity Council leader. Mario’s talent is finding “that recipe” of shared destiny to effectively improve the quality of life for others.

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