Mercer Island/Bellevue softball fall to Southeast at World Series

Washington base runner Claire McCarthy slides in safely to third base ahead of the tag by Southeast
Washington base runner Claire McCarthy slides in safely to third base ahead of the tag by Southeast's Leilani Valenzuela during pool play of the Junior Softball World Series at Everest Park in Kirkland on Tuesday.
— image credit: Chad Coleman/Reporter Staff

During this morning match up between the Bellevue/Mercer Island softball team at the Junior Softball World Series and the West Tampa Little League, the host team lost 7-1.

The team from Florida, gained an early single run lead, before Bellevue/Mercer Island tied the game. Then in the sixth inning Southeast exploded on the boards as Nikki Lopez hit a bases loaded triple to give Tampa the edge.

The District 9 hosts of the JSWS beat the Canadian team from Ontario 23-1 Monday night.

On Sunday afternoon, the team from Mercer Island and Bellevue faced the reigning champions Latin America, a team from Puerto Rico. The local girls lost 16-1.

The team will play Southeast, out of Tampa Flordia, at 11 a.m. this morning at Everest Park in Kirkland.

The hosts are 1-1 in the tournament so far, the top four teams in each of the two pools move on to bracket play on Friday afternoon.

Visit the Jr. Softball World Series home page.

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