Redmond’s softballers began the 3A SeaKing District Tournament just right.
Powerhouse pitcher Kiki Milloy fired a no-hitter as the Mustangs defeated Roosevelt, 10-0, in five innings on Tuesday at the Southwest Athletic Complex in West Seattle. Milloy is the 3A KingCo most valuable player.
Milloy also had two hits and received offensive firepower from Camille Eaton (three hits and five RBIs, including a triple), Kaia Bradford (two-RBI triple), Lauren Lund (RBI triple) and Mara Kipnis (RBI double).
Redmond will play Bainbridge at 3 p.m. Thursday in the semifinals.
The Mustangs have qualified for state.
Mustang head coach Alison Mitchell and her assistants dig in deep in preparing for games.
“We chart all pitches called and the result, to track the opposing team’s hitters and their tendencies. It helps me set up certain pitches and know what pitches to avoid,” she said.
“We also chart our at-bats, trying to pick the opposing team’s pitches and/or just tracking what pitches were thrown to our hitters. It gives the batters a chance to review their previous at-bat and form a plan for what they are looking to hit in the next at-bat.”