The fastpitch diamond apparently is a Plateau girl’s best friend.
The ladies that make up the varsity squads from Enumclaw and White River high schools have had some eye-popping success this spring, outscoring their opponents 128-23 through games of last weekend.
Along the way, the Enumclaw High Hornets were undefeated in six games, with four of those against South Puget Sound League 3A foes. Across the river, White River’s girls started by winning five of seven, including a 3-1 mark against fellow SPSL Class 2A teams.
Crunching numbers even further, EHS put together a three-game stretch where the Hornets blasted opponents 44-0 and a five-game run where they held a 58-3 advantage. When Enumclaw defeated Bonney Lake 13-6 Friday afternoon, the Panthers more than doubled the number of runs Enumclaw had relinquished all season.
White River’s numbers are just a notch behind. Through Friday, the squad had allowed just five runs during its five victories. Skewing things a bit were the five runs allowed during Friday’s loss to Fife and four runs given up during a nonleague loss to Port Angeles.
Dominant pitching goes a long way in fastpitch and the Plateau clubs have two front-line starters who have been mowing down opponents. Enumclaw’s Chloe Young and White River’s Kayla Smith have racked up big strikeout numbers along with wins.
With its spotless record intact, Enumclaw sits atop the 3A standings. White River’s road appears tougher, with opponents like Fife and Sumner lined up along the way.
White River took on the Washington Patriots Tuesday and has a showdown with league-leading Sumner today, Wednesday. Game time is 4 p.m. at Sumner. Enumclaw hosted Auburn Mountainview Tuesday afternoon and hosts the Lakes Lancers at 4 p.m. today, Wednesday.