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.