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Stilly All-Star fastpitch smokes Snohomish 17-1

Clutch hitting and expert pitching gave the Stilly Valley All-Star girls fastpitch a whopping 17-1 victory in All-Star tournament play.
The 11-12 year old girls showed their prowess at the plate, banging out 17 hits including five doubles and two triples in their demolition of Snohomish. They also managed to steal seven bases, walk nine times and only strike out thrice.
Anna Whitehouse and Lynsey Amundson led the way with four and five RBI respectively. Whitehouse singled home Arianna Barrio in the first inning to start the route and did the same in the bottom of the fifth to give Stilly Valley their seventeenth and final run.
The game went very well, said coach Jim Barrio, We made a big statement about the strength of our team.
It wasnt all done on the offensive side of things. Pitcher Kristina Flick pitched four strong innings for the win.
Flick pitched an outstanding game for us, said Barrio, conceding only one unearned run in four innings. Shes been a dominant pitcher from day one for me and I have high expectations for her to continue leading the pitching staff.
The team is banking on Flick to help lead them to the national tournament, very much within the realm of possibility for this group.
The top six of our order combined to go 13-20 in the game, continued Barrio. Veronica Ladines and Lynsey Amundson were a home run shy of hitting for the cycle. We are only one win away from heading to State and I expect the offense to continue to step up for us.
Ladines managed to score three runs in addition to driving in three. Lead off hitter Arianna Barrio also scored three times and drove in two. Both Barrio and Ladines got key hits in the pivotal eight-run fifth inning.
Coach Barrio fully believes this bunch will be plowing through the State tournament on its way to Nationals in a matter of weeks.

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