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Allison Nastali was a force at the plate and in the pitcher’s circle Saturday as the Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball team won again. (Photo courtesy Beth Nastali)

They liked the score so much, they reused it.

Bashing a foe 21-5 for the second-straight game, the Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball squad ran La Conner right out of town Saturday afternoon.

With the win, the scorching-hot hitters who call themselves the Hammerheads improved to 5-0 on the season, having outscored their rivals 95-20.

They also reclaimed the title of highest-scoring softball team in Coupeville.

Sitting at an even 19 runs a game, the Hammerheads edge ahead of the CWLL Juniors, who are tossing “just” 18.7 runs a night on the scoreboard.

La Conner actually led the game through an inning and a half Saturday, as hard as that might be to believe.

The visitors pushed three runs across in the top of the first, then after Central Whidbey tied the game back up, notched two more scores in the second.

And then death and destruction came raining down, as the Hammerheads used their bats to inflict grave damage on the hapless softball.

By the time Central Whidbey was done peppering hits in the bottom of the second, it had plated 14 runners and turned a 5-3 deficit into a 17-5 lead.

Four more runs in the bottom of the third, after Allison Nastali threw a perfect inning in the top half of the frame, whiffing two La Conner hitters, ended things.

Nastali, who was making her debut in the pitcher’s circle, teamed up with Taylor Brotemarkle and Chloe Marzocca to baffle the La Conner hitters.

While the Hammerhead hurlers were zipping fastballs past their rivals, the Central Whidbey bats were booming.

Mia Farris filled up the stat sheet, collecting three hits, including a triple, while knocking in a pair of runs and scoring four times herself.

And that was just the start of the offensive bonanza, as Madison McMillan used two hits to pick up five RBI, including a walk-off three-run double which ended the game, thanks to the mercy rule.

Teagan Calkins, Brionna Blouin, Marzocca, and Jada Heaton chipped in with two hits apiece, while Nastali, Mayleen Weatherford, and Katie Marti also had base-knocks.

“Everyone contributed and Allison was awesome on the mound,” said Central coach Fred Farris.

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Taylor Brotemarkle (top) and Mia Farris get mentally prepared for Friday night softball. (Susan Farris photo)

It’s like the 1927 Yankees have been reborn, but as hit-happy young women.

Central Whidbey Little League has two softball diamond squads, and both are tearing the hide off the ball this spring.

The Juniors team is 5-0 and averaging 19.4 runs a game.

And then there’s the Majors squad, which won another game Friday night, torching host North Whidbey 21-5 in a game called after three innings.

The Hammerheads are putting 18.5 runs a game up on the scoreboard, having outscored their foes 74-15 en route to a 4-0 start to the season.

Friday night was quick, it was efficient, and it was an offensive bonanza, as Central Whidbey dropped 11 runs in the top of the first and never looked back.

After adding a modest two runs in the second, the Hammerheads tossed another eight runs into the mix in the third, stretching their lead out to 21-1 at one point.

North Whidbey got a little bit back in the final inning, but CWLL pitcher Chloe Marzocca was virtually unhittable.

She got eight of her nine outs via a strikeout, and surrendered just two hits.

Marzocca also had her bat poppin’, pounding a liner into the gap for a game-busting RBI triple.

Everywhere you looked, there was a different Hammerhead hitter swinging a hot stick, with Taylor Brotemarkle leading the way with four hits, four runs, and three RBI’s.

Madison McMillan (three hits, two runs, two RBI), Mia Farris (two hits, three runs, two RBI), Teagan Calkins (two hits, three runs), and Allison Nastali (two hits, two RBI) also filled up the stat sheet.

Allison laid down a great bunt,” Central coach Fred Farris said. “And Brionna (Blouin) had a great game behind the plate.”

Mayleen Weatherford (a hit, two runs), Jada Heaton (a hit, two runs), Katie Marti (two runs) and Aleksia Jump rounded out the roster that is coming for all the wins.

All of them, I said.

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Maddie Georges (left) and Karyme Castro endure the rain while pursuing their softball dreams. (Suzan Georges photos)

Georges and Sofia Peters share a moment with a friendly rival.

Our game, our Island.

At every level this spring, Coupeville is ruling the softball field, and taking special delight in bushwhacking Oak Harbor, their big-city neighbors to the North.

Thursday night the latest beat-down came courtesy the Central Whidbey Little League Juniors squad, which rolled up the Island and torched North Whidbey 20-8.

The win lifts the Wolves to 4-0 on the season, not surprising for a team which has outscored its rivals 78-23.

Central Whidbey came out primed to rumble Thursday, dropping runs in every inning, with nine of 13 players scoring at least once.

The Wolves put up four in the top of the first, and kept the scoreboard humming all night, with six runs in the second, two in the third, then eight in the fourth to spring the 10-run mercy rule.

Everyone swung the bat well, with the 2-3-4-5 hitters particularly dangerous.

Savina Wells and Melanie Navarro paced the Wolves with three hits apiece, both blasting a double and two singles, while Jill Prince had a double and single, and Sofia Peters whacked a pair of singles.

The battlin’ Lucero sisters rounded out the hit attack, as Allie plunked a double and Maya drilled a single, with Cypress Socha, Prince, and Peters walking twice apiece.

Central Whidbey had 11 walks to go with its 12 hits, as Gwen Gustafson, Hayley Fiedler, Vivian Farris, Maddie Georges, and Allie Lucero also earned free passes.

Adrian Burrows and Karyme Castro also saw playing time for the Wolves, who kicked off a three-game road trip Thursday night.

The squad travels to Sedro-Woolley Apr. 20, then faces South Skagit Apr. 25, not returning to play at Rhododendron Park again until Apr. 27.

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Maya Lucero, seen during an earlier basketball season, is part of a hard-hitting, undefeated Central Whidbey Little League Juniors softball team. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

They can’t be stopped by conventional means.

Dodging the rain drops Thursday, the Central Whidbey Little League Juniors softball squad obliterated Anacortes #2, throwing down a 17-2 beatin’ at Rhododendron Park.

The win lifts the Wolves to 3-0 on the season, and, along the way, they’ve outscored their foes 58-15.

After dropping 18 runs against South Whidbey and racking up 23 against Anacortes #1, Central Whidbey is a well-oiled offensive juggernaut.

Up next, after six days off, is the team’s first road test, as coach Lark Gustafson and crew play their next three games away from Coupeville.

The Wolves play North Whidbey Apr. 18, Sedro-Woolley Apr. 20, and South Skagit #1 Apr. 25, not returning to Rhodey until Apr. 27.

Until then, they can bask in the glow of Thursday’s win, in which everything was clicking.

Starting pitcher Savina Wells held Anacortes in check, surrendering just one measly hit, while 11 of the 12 Wolves in uniform scored at least once.

Central Whidbey racked up runs in every inning, tossing five on the scoreboard in the first, another seven during a long second inning, then five more in the third to end the game early thanks to the mercy rule.

In each of the three innings, the Wolves used a similar attack plan — get runners aboard thanks to lots and lots of walks, then come up with big hits to send everyone zipping around the bags.

Melanie Navarro and Wells collected key singles in the first, before Wells bashed a double to turbo-charge things in the second inning.

Sofia Peters and Maya Lucero followed with singles in the second, then Navarro launched a double and Gwen Gustafson spanked a single in the third.

To no one’s surprise, Wells and Navarro led the scoring attack, with both tapping home all three times they batted, while Maddie Georges and Jill Prince scored twice apiece.

Gustafson, Allie Lucero, Adrian Burrows, Cypress Socha, Maya Lucero, Vivian Farris, and Peters each scored once, while Karyme Castro also saw playing time for the Wolves.

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Chloe Marzocca threw wicked heat from the pitcher’s circle Tuesday as the Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball squad crushed Anacortes. (Jennifer Marzocca photo)

It might not be an official win, yet, but it’s officially a butt-whuppin’.

Only able to play two-and-a-half innings Tuesday, after waiting for a high school game to wrap up, the Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball team unloaded on host Anacortes.

When the game was suspended, a half inning from being complete, the Hammerheads were up 19-1 and all but assured of running their season record to 2-0.

The two teams play again May 3, and will start by finishing off this game.

If the lead stays 15 runs or more, it will end after Anacortes bats in the bottom of the third, thanks to the mercy rule.

Central Whidbey dominated Tuesday in every facet of the game, with starting pitcher Chloe Marzocca whiffing three batters in two innings of work.

At the plate, the Coupeville sluggers put the “hammer” in Hammerheads, led by Mia Farris, who smacked a hard liner into the gap for a bases-clearing, inside-the-park grand salami.

Her home run sprint was one of three times Farris tapped home to score, while Madison McMillan and Brionna Blouin both racked up four RBI apiece.

McMillan had three base-hits, while Blouin bashed a double and poked a single.

The hitting bug was contagious, with Katie Marti and Mayleen Weatherford both collecting a base-knock of their own.

When they weren’t crunching the ball, the Hammerheads showed off eagle eyes, picking up numerous walks and converting them into scoring opportunities.

Taylor Brotemarkle scored three times, while Allison Nastali, Teagan Calkins, Jada Heaton, and Aleksia Jump all came round to score at least once.

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