All's well that ends well. After suffering an ignominious loss to Lewis and Clark, seeded fifth in district, the top-seeded University Titans baseball completed a three-game run of loser-out games to return to state for the third straight year. U-Hi beat Southridge 6-2 in eight innings, on the road at that, and will play Kamiakin in the first round of the 4A tournament in Richland. Could there be a Titan-Bomber finale for a berth in the Final Four?
"Maybe the loss was good for us," said coach Scott Sutherland. "It caught our attention."
The Titans softball counterparts weren't as fortunate, falling victim to the LC jinx as well, and will miss the regional tournament for the first time in memory. The Tigers won 5-4 in extra inning to oust the GSL co-champions. Lewis and Clark had high hopes entering the season, but had lost their last five league games and were just 5-15 before winning three playoff games including over Mead and the Titans. Go figure.