The stay at the Little League 9/10 state softball tournament was a short one for Central Whidbey, but the island girls enjoyed the adventure.
"Overall, it was a great experience for the girls," assistant coach Mimi Johnson said. "They are amped up and ready to keep working on their skills. I'm excited to watch this group of girls grow as they continue to play together."
Central Whidbey was a victim of a perfect game in a 15-0, four-inning loss to Woodinville in the opener Saturday, July 12, in Asotin.
"Pretty much a rough game," coach Lark Gustafson said. "The other team played great."
Sunday, Central Whidbey fell to Sammamish 12-2 in four innings.
"Our girls played much better," Johnson said.
Coral Caveness doubled to drive in Central Whidbey's runs. Mollie Bailey added a single and Stella Johnson walked for other offensive highlights.
The 3 p.m. game was played in 100-plus heat, Johnson said.
Regardless of the defeat, the bubbly players, in typical 9/10 spirit, jumped into the river, uniforms and all, to cool down and then headed for pizza.