The Northwest Lady Jaguars have been doing a lot of winning this season, are currently on a four-game winning streak. The Jags have won three games this week, defeating Richard Montgomery 13-2 on Tuesday, Clarksburg 12-2 on Wednesday, and finished the week with a 5-1 defeat of Bethesda-Chevy Chase on Thursday. A fourth game scheduled for tonight (Friday evening) against Churchill, was rained out.
The Lady Jags are currently sitting in second place in their division with a 12-2 record. Quince Orchard is in first place with 14-2 record. Both teams have games left to play in the regular season. The Jags dropped a close 3-2 game against 12-2 Blake on April 26, after winning five straight. The only other loss is a 10-9 loss to QO back on March 27.
On Wednesday night at the Northwest softball field, the Lady Jags hosted 10-3 Clarksburg. The Jags found themselves trailing 2-0 after two innings but came back with a three-run third inning to take a one-run lead.
The Jags exploded in the fifth inning as a two-out rally ended in nine runs for the Jaguars. Freshman pitcher, Amber Yuille, held Coyotes to five hits and struck out four batters in the game. The Lady Coyotes could not find their way back to home plate after getting one run each in the first and second innings.
Senior Alexis Mack smacked a double and triple in the game. She got help from seniors Alexa Bowen, Emily Wiley, and sophomore Alex Karamihas, who all knocked doubles during the rally.
The Lady Jags have two more games before the playoff push will begin, an as yet unscheduled make-up game against 6-7 Churchill and an away game at 12-3 Blair on Monday, May 8.
Top: Northwest senior Alexis Mack, who will continue to play at D-1 St. Peter’s University, slides into third base ahead of the tag for a triple during Wednesday’s 12-2 victory over Clarksburg.
Next: Northwest freshman first basewoman Kaylah Quassis (13) keeps a Clarksburg runner at first.
Next: Jaguar freshman Amber Yuille at bat during Wednesday’s victory.
Next: Alexis Mack (00) takes a swing during Tuesday’s 13-2 victory at Robert Montgomery High School.
Photos by Mark Poetker for Germantown Pulse.