Two Mercer Island softball players recently helped their team to a third place finish at a national tournament in Park City, Utah.
Makenna Pellerin and Claire McCarthy play on the 18Gold Mosquito Squad. The team, based out of Federal Way, played in the Triple Crown Western World Series. They finished in third place in the gold division with a 7-3 record.
Pellerin finished the tournament with a .607 batting average, while McCarthy, who attends Holy Names, but lives on Mercer Island, finished with a .453 average.
McCarthy plays catcher, while Pellerin played shortstop for the team. Both played on the Mercer Island Little League team which played in the Juniors World Series softball tournament in Kirkland in 2010.