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By Bill Stevenson
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Garfield-Palouse softball player honored by WIAA

Coach brags about humble team leader


April 22, 2021

Kenzi Pedersen is a starting pitcher for the Vikings softball.

Garth Meyer | The Gazette

Kenzi Pedersen is a starting pitcher for the Vikings softball.

GARFIELD — Kenzi Pedersen is humble about her achievements as a Vikings pitcher in softball, but her efforts got her noticed with a statewide honor.

“She’s a humble person and doesn’t like to talk about it,” said her mother and coach, Rochelle Pedersen.

Pedersen is a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Athlete of the Week for April 7-13.

She was noticed for pitching 10 strikeouts and only allowing a single hit in the Vikings’ season opener versus Sunnyside-Christian. On offense, she went 8 of 9 at bat with a homerun and 17 RBIs.

“She was knocking in two at...

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