The Herald of Everett, Washington
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up | Manage  Green editions icon Green editions


Sports headlines
HeraldNet Newsletter Delivered to your inbox each week.
Published: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Woman of the Year runner-up: Ronnie Ladines

  • Genna Martin / The Herald
Injured Arlington softball pitcher Ronnie Ladines, 17, watches her teammates run drills at practice on Thursday at Arling...

    Genna Martin / The Herald Injured Arlington softball pitcher Ronnie Ladines, 17, watches her teammates run drills at practice on Thursday at Arlington High School. The team's first season game is on Friday, March 15. Photo taken 030713

As a senior athlete at Arlington High School in 2013, Ronnie Ladines experienced both severe disappointment and great elation.
The disappointment came at the Class 4A state basketball tournament in the Tacoma Dome, where a finger injury kept her from playing during Arlington's run to the state championship game. She could only watch as the Eagles placed second with a loss to Mead in the final game.
The elation came a few months later as Ladines, a finalist for The Herald's 2013 Woman of the Year in Sports, led Arlington to a Class 4A state softball championship.
Though she missed some of the early season and then played the rest of the season with her finger not fully healed — no small thing, given that the injury was on her pitching hand — she was outstanding in leading the Eagles to the title. She went 12-1 in the regular season with a 0.17 earned-run average.
At the state tournament in Spokane, Ladines continued to excel, going 4-0 and striking out 55 of the 104 batters she faced. She was in the pitching circle as the Eagles bested Camas 2-1 in the championship game.
Ladines, who also contributed offensively by smacking 10 home runs in roughly half a season, is continuing her softball career at the college level as one of the top pitchers for Kent State University.

Story tags » Community Sports

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus
digital subscription promo

Subscribe now

Unlimited digital access starting at 99 cents, or included with any print subscription.

HeraldNet highlights

Richard Sherman 2.0
Richard Sherman 2.0: Seahawks' star cornerback is equally effective with less bravado
Playing with all they have
Playing with all they have: Highland Christian girls compete, inspire with just 5 players
Wolf population growing
Wolf population growing: Chief concern about more wolves: Livestock attacks
$800K in scholarships, so far
$800K in scholarships, so far: Monroe High's Chloe Cook expects she’ll still need a job