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Softball: Todd Beamer bowls over Decatur to remain in 3rd; Thomas Jefferson shuts out Federal Way

Todd Beamer sophomore Emma Blauser throws a pitch during Tuesday
Todd Beamer sophomore Emma Blauser throws a pitch during Tuesday's 6-3 win over Decatur. Blauser allowed two earned runs in seven innings of work.
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The Todd Beamer softball team remained firmly entrenched in third place in the South Puget Sound League South Division with a 6-3 win over cross-district rival Decatur Tuesday.

The Titans (9-4 overall, 7-3 SPSL South) tallied two huge insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning to turn a 4-3 lead into a 6-3 win.

Beamer seniors Sarah Petosa and Taylor Winton again led the Titans' offense. The speedy Petosa, who is headed to Seattle University in the fall, finished 3 for 4 and Winton, a Marshall commit, knocked in two big runs with a double in the top of the fifth.

Sophomore Emma Blauser picked up the win on the mound for Beamer. Blauser allowed two earned runs in seven innings of work. Shelley Van Wagner took the loss for Decatur (3-11 overall, 2-8 SPSL South).

In other softball action:

• Thomas Jefferson bounced back after a tough loss to first-place Tahoma to shut out Federal Way, 11-0, Tuesday afternoon.

The Raiders (10-3 overall, 8-2 SPSL North) racked up 15 hits against the Eagles (3-9 overall, 2-8 SPSL North), including five from Allie Crowe. Crowe finished 5 for 5 with four RBIs. Alyssa Keyes threw the complete-game shutout, allowing just three hits and striking out four.

Christi Bruin, Hannah Kiyohara, Alex Rodriguez and Reno Whitcomb all had two hits apiece for the Raiders.

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