Fastpitch sticks to their goals


Joey Matsuzawa

Senior Bella Montoya winds up during the fourth inning in the team’s regular season finale against Eastlake. Pitching this season has been more consistent with this season’s staff holding opponents to three runs or less in the majority of their games.

Peyton Carroll, Reporter

Right off the bat, the softball team knew what they would be aiming for this season.

“Our goals [at the beginning of the season] were to win KingCo and go to state, but we play one game at a time,” junior utility player Ashley Gregory said.  “We are still driven and determined to make these goals happen.”

With their current record of 13-5 (10-4 in KingCo), they are in prime position to meet their preseason aspirations. They are currently in third place in their district and will host their opening playoff game on May 15 against Redmond.

“[I think our biggest competition is] probably Woodinville,” senior first baseman Reagan Ingersoll said.

They were undefeated for a long time, and are still in first place.

Inglemoor has not yet won against Woodinville, but Ingersoll says they’re planning on changing that.

“We have a lot of team chemistry,” she said. “And with that we can overall accomplish even more than last year.”

Woodinville beat Inglemoor 10-0 and 15-2 in their regular season games against each other.  The Falcons are the only team in the conference they have not beaten at least once.  To get to the championship, they will have to go through them.

Despite the tough competition, the players recognize their strengths and know how to use them to their advantage.

“I think our greatest strength as a team is we all get along and we all push each other,” Gregory said. “We know each other’s weaknesses and strengths and we build off of that. During games it helps having that chemistry of knowing each other and how we play.”