Washington Evening Journal
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WASHINGTON — Kellie Dallmeyer, Emma Herr, Cameron Malichky are seniors on Washington’s team and their contributions were noted Monday, their last home game, between Southeast Conference softball games against Mt. Pleasant. Both games were 10-0 win, the first in five innings, second in six.
“These three meant a lot to the program and a lot to me,” Washington coach Ben Obermann said. “All three are different players and different people and all play a different role, and they do it all so well. They really complement each other.”
Malichky coaxed her way into five combined walks to tie Washington record of 33 free passes in a season. Herr had four walks and one RBI.
Winning pitcher Isabella Salazar allowed one hit, one walk and fanned eight. Emmy Wenger went 3-for-4 with five RBIs and ended the first game with a walk-off double in the fifth inning. Halle Cuddeback won Game 2 with eight hits and a walk allowed.
Jersey Beachy had the one hit in the opener for Mt. Pleasant (1-36, 0-20). Ella McNamee was the losing pitcher in both. McNamee and Beachy had two hits apiece in the second game.
“Defense played very well and we had plenty of opportunities to score,” Panthers coach Mike Beason said. “We just didn't get hits at the right times.”
Dallmeyer did. She reached base in all eight at bats of the doubleheader. After three walks and a single in the opener, she cracked a home run, two doubles and a single in the nightcap. Already the Demons season home run record holder, her eighth one makes her tied for first in the SEC and tied for 10th in Class 4A.
Washington finishes third in the SEC with a 12-7 ledger and takes its 20-16 overall record to Oskaloosa Thursday to open the Class 4A postseason.