Bearcats Rout Highclimbers in Damp Contest


Allowing two runs in the top of the first, the W.F. West softball team rifled off 19 runs over the next four innings to walk away winners against Shelton Monday afternoon in a downright downpour at times, 19-2. 

“It was cold, wet, windy, and we scored a lot of runs,” W.F. West coach Kevin Zylstra said. 

The Highclimbers got going off of Bearcat ace Ella Young early, scoring two runs, with just one earned, on two hits and a walk. Staysha Fluetsch stepped in with a different speed in the second inning and slammed the door from there, giving up just two hits with just walks and a strikeout. 

“We went with Staysha in the second inning and she just put up zeroes the rest of the way,” Zylstra said. “It was great to see her come in and shut them down.”

At the plate, Avalon Myers went 3 for 4 with four runs scored, four RBIs, and a home run in the drizzly weather. Saige Brindle added two more hits with three runs scored and four RBIs, and Lena Fragner went 2 for 4 at leadoff with two runs scored and four RBIs. 

“We hit the ball well,” Zylstra said. “Their pitcher threw pretty fast but we were able to hit her well. Up and down the lineup we had some different kids in the lineup and everyone did their jobs.”

W.F. West will hope for some nicer conditions on Wednesday when it heads to Grays Harbor for the second time in the last week for another contest with Aberdeen.