Mustangs rally past the Wolves

The Redmond softball team won three 4A Kingco games last week, highlighted by a come-from-behind, 3-2 win against Eastlake on Thursday.

  • Friday, May 30, 2008 3:52pm
  • Sports

Reisinger’s bloop hit propels Redmond

The Redmond softball team won three 4A Kingco games last week, highlighted by a come-from-behind, 3-2 win against Eastlake on Thursday.

Maria Reisinger drove in two runs with a bloop single between three Eastlake fielders in the bottom of the seventh inning in showdown of 4A Kingco’s elite teams.

Baily and Paige Mullins had both gotten aboard on singles and Taylor Adams ran for the hobbled Baily. Paige and Adams were on second and third respectively when Reisinger deliver the game winner.

“When we won, the fists were pumping (and) there was a lot of excitement,” Redmond coach Jackie Bloom said. “Oh yes, it felt very good. Very good to win.”

Coming into the game, Redmond was 0-3 against the Kingco’s top teams, with losses to Woodinville, Lake Washington and an 11-inning setback to Juanita, all by two runs or less. But the victory against Eastlake, combined with an 11-0 victory against Franklin and a forfeit win against Garfield, left Redmond 9-3 as of the Reporter’s deadline, tied with Juanita and a half game behind Eastlake. Lake Washington is in second with an 8-1 mark, and Woodinville is still atop the standings at 7-0.

“Now we are in the second half of the season when we are getting our second attempt at people,” Bloom said. “I want my second chance at Woodinville here. I want my second chance against Juanita.

“It was all about proving it to ourselves,” Bloom continued, about beating good teams. “Showing that we can stick with a very tough team and turn it around for a victory. That feels good.”

Redmond played Eastlake again on Tuesday at Eastlake, after the Reporter’s deadline. The Bear Creek School’s Kimi Pohlman, a University of Washington recruit who plays for Eastlake because the Redmond-based Class 2B school doesn’t have a softball team, is expected back this week after missing last Thursday’s meeting against the Mustangs because she was out of town.




In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@redmond-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.redmond-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

More in Sports

Photo courtesy of Panthers Youth Rugby
Panthers Youth Rugby rolls into action

Panthers Youth Rugby is encouraging boys and girls in middle school and… Continue reading

t
Redmond coach, grapplers join Ascend Wrestling Academy

Redmond High wrestling coach Lantz Schwabenbauer and several local grapplers are part… Continue reading

A Decatur High School student in Federal Way participates in a conditioning workout in Feb. 2021 as the state eased back in to in-person activities. Olivia Sullivan/Sound Publishing
State announces mask requirements for student sports, performing arts

Athletes are not required to wear masks when participating in sports of any contact level while outside.

Screenshot of video obtained by Redmond police shows Richard Sherman trying to break into the Redmond home of his in-laws.
Former Seattle Seahawks player Richard Sherman charged with five misdemeanors in King County

Charges were filed following an incident at home of Sherman’s in-laws in Redmond.

Screenshot
Redmond Police arrest former Seattle Seahawk Richard Sherman

Redmond Police allege former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman crashed into a… Continue reading

Snoqualmie Casino unveiled the first immersive Seahawks-branded table game experience Sept. 18, 2020, in a ribbon cutting dedication with Snoqualmie Tribe Council members and Snoqualmie Casino executives. Courtesy photo
Gambling Commission OKs pacts with tribes for sports betting

Agreements with 15 tribes await approval by the governor and the feds.

Kentwood High football. FILE PHOTO
WIAA Executive Board revises Season 1 sports in response to state guidelines

Practices scheduled to begin Feb. 1 for football, volleyball, soccer and 5 other sports

The Mercer Island boys basketball celebrates their 61-36 victory over Interlake in the 3A KingCo championship game on Feb. 11, 2020, at Sammamish High School. File photo
WIAA pushes back return to play for prep sports

Season 2 now begins Feb. 1 and seasons have been shortened to seven weeks each.

In this file photo from March 2020, the Federal Way High School boys basketball team reacts in the final minutes of the state quarterfinals game against Mt. Si High School. File photo
New guidelines released for return of prep sports in WA

The new plan places counties and sports in three-tier systems. No signs of a quicker return to play.

Redmond football squad is ready to ‘Pound the Rock’
Redmond football squad is ready to ‘Pound the Rock’

Mustangs open season against Squalicum.

Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices
Doctor IDs safety measures for youth team sports practices

Before practice begins, parents must understand COVID-19 protective protocols

Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo
WIAA gives schools option to delay start of prep sports until December

An updated plan moves girls swimming to Season 3 and makes fall cross country an alternate season.