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Central Whidbey wins the Wright way | State 13/14 softball

Robin Cedillo had key hits in both Saturday and Sunday
Robin Cedillo had key hits in both Saturday and Sunday's games. Her single Sunday drove in Central Whidbey's first run.
— image credit: Jim Waller / Whidbey Examiner

Boosted by the bat of Sarah Wright and the arm of Bella Northup, the Central Whidbey Junior (13/14) Little League softball team returned to its winning ways with a 4-1 win over Bellevue/Mercer Island Sunday, July 13, at the state tournament at Meridian Park in Shoreline.

The win lifted Central Whidbey's season record to 18-1 and into a loser-out game with Woodinville at 4 p.m. Monday, July 14. Woodinville opened the tournament with a 17-5 win over Evergreen and then lost 12-3 to Auburn.

Wright drilled a two-run home run with Katrina McGranahan (who singled) aboard in the fifth inning to snap a 1-1 tie.

Northup, meanwhile, buzzed through the District 9 lineup with a one-hitter, striking out nine and walking two.

Central Whidbey's first run came on Robin Cedillo's RBI single that drove home Northup. Hope Lodell tacked on the final run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Central Whidbey shook off the first-game jitters that haunted it the day before to play error-free, "solid fundamental defense," according to coach Kevin McGranahan.

McGranahan said his club as a "great attitude" heading into the Woodinville game.

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