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Central Whidbey sluggers (left to right) Karyme Castro, Sofia Peters, and Melanie Navarro are part of a hot-hitting little league softball squad. (Maricela Sotelo photo)

Very short memories and very big bats.

It helps to have both, something the Central Whidbey Little League Juniors softball team embraced Saturday afternoon.

Bouncing back from their first loss of the season, the Wolves got immediate payback against the same foe, drilling visiting South Skagit Saturday to the tune of 18-2.

Crunching 14 hits, including four doubles and two triples, Central Whidbey improved its season mark to 12-1.

After being held to just a single hit Thursday, the Wolves immediately re-found their groove.

No one was more scorching Saturday than Melanie Navarro, who delivered a pair of triples, a double and a game-high six RBI.

She got plenty of support, though, with Maddie Georges, who missed the loss with an injury, ripping four base-knocks, including two doubles.

Toss in three singles from Savina Wells, a single and double from Gwen Gustafson, and two singles from Maya Lucero, and the bats were poppin’ all game.

Central Whidbey, which scored two runs in both the first and second, then blew the hinges off the door with a 14-run third inning, also collected 10 walks.

Adrian Burrows, Gwen Gustafson, and Jill Prince collected two free passes apiece, while Allie Lucero, Sofia Peters, Hayley Fiedler, and Maya Lucero walked once each.

Gustafson was also lights-out in the pitcher’s circle, limiting South Skagit to just three weak hits.

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Central Whidbey sluggers celebrate a win Monday. L to r, it’s John Rachal, Alex Smith, Aiden O’Neill, Landon Roberts, Jacob Schooley, Camden Glover, Chase Anderson, and Jordan Bradford. (Carron Chernobieff photo)

They’ve got the bounce-back perfected.

Rebounding from a close loss Thursday, the Central Whidbey Little League Majors baseball team returned to their home field Tuesday and promptly drilled the North Whidbey Diamondbacks 9-4.

The win at Rhododendron Park lifts the Wolves to 7-2 on the season.

After surrendering a run in the top of the first Tuesday, Central Whidbey immediately responded, throwing down a five-run rally in the bottom half of the frame.

Aiden O’Neill ripped a lead-off triple, then, with the rival pitcher dazed and confused, the Wolves added singles off the bats of Chase Anderson, Camden Glover, Jordan Bradford, and Jacob Schooley.

From there, Central Whidbey added a run in the fourth, thanks to a single from Landon Roberts and an RBI double launched by Glover, before putting the game on ice with a three-run fifth.

Eagle eyes helped in the fifth, as John Rachal, Anderson, Glover and Marcelo Gebhard eked out walks, while Roberts and Bradford plunked singles.

The Wolves used three pitchers to stifle their Island rivals, with Bradford getting the start and tossing four solid innings.

After whiffing five, he handed the ball to Glover, who struck out two more batters.

From there, Anderson came in to close things out, also K’ing up another two North Whidbey sluggers.

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