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Bulldogs claim wild win after game stopped due to darkness


March 16, 2023

Justin Johnson

North Mason High School's Audrey Johnson gets a hit during a nonleague softball game against Mason County rival Shelton High School on Monday evening in Belfair. The Bulldogs claimed the 15-14 win in six innings after the contest ended early due to darkness.

Wild doesn't quite cover it.

After three hours, 10 minutes on a frigid, prespring Monday evening, the North Mason High School softball team defeated Mason County rival Shelton 15-14 in an offensive shootout at Bulldog Field in Belfair.

It could have gone even longer.

Shelton led 19-15 with two on and two outs in the top of the 7th inning before the game was called on account of darkness. Because North Mason was unable to bat in its half of the inning, by rule the final score reverted to the end of the last completed inning.

"Overall, I thought we played a good game as a team," North Mason s...

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