Senior pitcher Tayelyn Cutler threw 12 strikeouts giving up two hits and four walks to lead the Yelm Tornados girls softball team to a 11-0 league clinching win on Wednesday May 8 over Capital in West Olympia. With the win, Yelm (13-1 SSC, 17-2 overall) clinched the South Sound Conference championship over Gig Harbor (11-2 SSC, 12-6 overall) and secures the SSC top seed for districts.

Capital (4-9 SSC, 7-10 overall) celebrated their two seniors Delaney Kennedy and Laine Sweeney. Taylor Gubser led Yelm at the plate with three hits and three RBIs.

Yelm coach Lindsay Walton is excited for her team’s first place finish and their overall league performance. “It is pretty important to go into Districts and get the opening bye. It really puts us in good position for who we will have to face,” stated Walton. “We have been hitting the ball really well this year, and we have a strong line up from top to bottom. We haven’t necessarily had this deep of a team in the past so it puts us in a great position.”

The Tornadoes head to the 2019 WCD / South West 3A District Softball Tournament at the Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) in Lacey next Tuesday, May 14 through Saturday, May 18.


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