Freshman right-hander Jocelyn Powell allowed seven hits and four earned runs, striking out six in getting the victory in Kubasaki's 12-11 comeback win over Kadena in Game 1 of the Okinawa district softball finals. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES
Freshman right-hander Jocelyn Powell allowed seven hits and four earned runs, striking out six in getting the victory in Kubasaki's 12-11 comeback win over Kadena in Game 1 of the Okinawa district softball finals. DAVE ORNAUER/STARS AND STRIPES

Softball: Kubasaki sweeps Kadena to head into Far East on high note

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa – Kubasaki’s bats went from less-than-brilliant in the first game to resilient in the second, and the Dragons softball team made school history in the process.

Alyssa Frank struck out seven Kadena batters in the nightcap and helped herself with a triple and three RBIs and Zoe Weidley went 4-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs as Kubasaki beat the Panthers 15-3 in the second game of the Okinawa district softball finals on Friday.

In the opener of the best-of-three finals, the Dragons scored three runs with the help of a Weidley RBI single and two errors on the game’s final play in the last of the fifth inning to rally past Kadena 12-11.

With the doubleheader sweep, the reigning Far East Division I Tournament champion Dragons won both the regular-season and district best-of-three finals in back-to-back seasons for the first time.

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