Juanita’s Mackenzie Burke fires away against Redmond on Friday night. Andy Nystrom / staff photo

Juanita’s Mackenzie Burke fires away against Redmond on Friday night. Andy Nystrom / staff photo

Redmond downs Juanita to grab 3A KingCo softball crown

Rebels advance to districts

Juanita’s Kaci Gordon took a ball to the face in warmups, but that wasn’t going to stop her from playing on May 11.

“Play through everything. Bag of ice, I was good,” she said.

Gordon and her Rebels went face to face with Redmond and hung tight with the Mustangs for a while, but the locals couldn’t get a grasp on a 3A KingCo softball title.

Lauren Lund’s bases-loaded triple gave the Mustangs a 14-2 win over Juanita as the game ended in the bottom of the fifth inning at Inglemoor High.

Both teams advanced to the 3A SeaKing District tourney. Juanita won by forfeit against Ingraham — who didn’t have enough eligible players, according to Rebel coach Traci Odegard — on Monday, and the locals were to take on Garfield on Tuesday, after the Reporter’s deadline.

Against Redmond, Kiki Milloy led off the Mustangs’ first with a double and Jennifer Cummings doubled her home. The 1-0 advantage held until the fourth inning when Juanita’s Jordan Schroeder evened the score with an RBI single.

The floodgates opened for Redmond in the bottom of the fourth when the Mustangs tallied nine runs to go up 10-1.

For Juanita on the night, Abbie Reynolds had an RBI, Gordon doubled and Megan Murray singled.

Juanita will be ready for district action, said Gordon and Sasha Mitchell.

“I think it helps that we’re really close, and when we come into games — especially the championship game — we came together and really tried to work together and pull through and cheer each other on,” said shortstop Mitchell.

Added Gordon, who plays second base, about what makes Juanita roll: “Solid defense and the bats follow and we’re just hyped and everything comes after that. We know how to make each other laugh, we’re having fun out there and it really helps us come together on the field.”

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