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Izzy Wells fired BB’s Wednesday as the Coupeville High School summer softball squad won its third-straight game. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Everything is coming together quite nicely.

Fighting back for a come-from-behind 4-3 win over Lynden Wednesday, the Coupeville High School summer softball squad captured its third-straight victory.

With the triumph, the Wolves are 3-2, and about to expand their roster.

Kevin McGranahan’s squad will balloon with the arrival of a group of sluggers who just finished playing four games at the state tourney for Whidbey Island’s All-Star juniors team.

That group, which includes incoming freshmen such as Taylor Brotemarkle and Jada Heaton, will get a chance to mesh with veterans like Izzy Wells, Bella Whalen, and Audrianna Shaw.

The first game for the expanded team comes next Wednesday, July 21, when Coupeville clashes with Island rival Oak Harbor.

Against Lynden, the Wolves fell behind 3-0 in the first inning, then snapped into lock-down mode.

Wells was dominant in the pitcher’s circle, while her defense brought the good leather to their efforts, not allowing the big city girls a chance to add to their run total.

Coupeville “battled against a very good, hard-throwing pitcher,” breaking through for three runs in the bottom of the fourth to retake the lead.

After holding Lynden scoreless in the top of the fifth, the game was called due to a summer league rule which limits game times.

With back-to-back league titles, in different conferences, CHS softball continues to soar, and the purpose of playing in the summer was to help the program reach a new level.

Consider McGranahan pleased with what he has seen.

“The team showed its heart of a champion today, and never let up,” he said. “This summer league is working out great; the team is gelling nicely.

“Couldn’t be happier with the effort and development of this young team.

“Scores don’t matter in the off-season, but always nice to come from behind late and show the heart.”

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