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Central Whidbey drops opening games | Little League

By JIM WALLER July 1, 2013 · 11:01 AM

Katrina McGranahan tosses a pitch in Central Whidbey's game Friday. / Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

Central Whidbey Little League teams opened District 11 all-star play this week with three losses.

The first club to see action was the Central Whidbey 11/12 softball team which lost twice to South Skagit at Oak Harbor's Volunteer Park and was eliminated. Central Whidbey fell 11-1 Wednesday, June 26, and 4-0 Friday, June 28.

South Skagit went on to win the three-team tournament over Sedro-Woolley.

In Wednesday's loss, Katrina McGranahan scored Coupeville's lone run when she boarded on an error and stole second, third and home.

In Friday's contest, Central Whidbey had several chances to score but couldn't come up with a timely hit. It had runners at second and third with one out in the fourth and loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth.

Lauren Rose led off the second game with a single, Central Whidbey's only hit.

In the 9/10 baseball tournament in Langley, Burlington-Edison defeated Central Whidbey 13-6 Sunday.

Central Whidbey coach Derik Vrable called Burlington a "really good team."

He added, "They hit, they pitched well and they made all the plays."

Vrable said his team, for the most part, took advantage of its opportunities, adding, "We started creeping back into it late."

Central Whidbey plays at 6 p.m. Monday, July 1, in an elimination game against Anacortes. Anacortes topped South Skagit 18-3 Sunday after losing to South Whidbey 9-8 Saturday.

Central Whidbey's 11/12 baseball team opens its tournament against South Skagit at 6 p.m. Monday, July 1, in Sedro-Woolley.

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