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Falcon miscues aid Wolves' win | Softball

By JIM WALLER April 9, 2013 · Updated 1:29 PM

Coupeville's MaKayla Bailey lays down a bunt against South Whidbey pitcher Alex Kubeska. Catcher Shantel Brown and umpire Randy James await the pitch. / Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

Taking advantage of South Whidbey's generosity, the Coupeville High School softball team slipped by the visiting Falcons 11-8 Monday, April 8.

Winless South Whidbey (0-9) committed 15 errors to the Wolves' one in the game, and in the decisive sixth inning when Coupeville scored six runs, the Falcons aided the uprising with four walks.

The teams traded runs in the first inning. A single and wild pitch resulted in the Falcon run, then Madi Roberts boarded on an error for Coupeville and scored on McKayla Bailey's double.

The Wolves scored two runs in the second and third to go up 5-1. In the second, a double by Haley Sherman and singles by Chevy Reyes, Bailey and Maria Rockwell plated the runs.

In the third, Bree Messner got on on an error and Chevy Reyes walked; they scored on an error.

The Falcons, with the help of three hits in each inning, scored three runs in the fourth and two in the fifth to go up 6-5.

Coupeville took control with the six-run sixth. Four walks, two errors and a passed ball produced the big inning.

South Whidbey responded with one run in the seventh on a walk, hit and ground out, but it wasn't nearly enough to catch the Wolves.

Coupeville (3-4, 4-4) travels to Cedarcrest (4-2) Wednesday and then hosts Archbishop Murphy (2-3, 2-5) at 4 p.m. Friday.

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