Lakeside takes fourth place in 1A softball
Montesano pulled away late and topped Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 11-3 in the State 1A softball consolation final Saturday in Richland.
The Eagles (23-6) took fourth place – marking the fifth time in the past nine years Lakeside has finished in the top five.
Taylor Sheldon hit a line-drive, three-run home run in the sixth to bring the Eagles to within 7-3, but the Bulldogs (17-10) responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning.
Woodland (25-2) topped Lakeside 5-1 in a semifinal game earlier in the day. The Beavers scored four runs over the fifth and sixth innings.
The Eagles advanced to the consolation final by whipping Elman 15-5. Sheldon and Nikki Tiffany drove in three runs apiece and Madi Naccarato, Kirsten Kyllo and Mary Spencer all had two RBIs each.
2A: Colville was ousted after falling 11-0 to Othello at Carlon Park in Selah. Colville finished 24-3.
2B: Northwest Christian won two games to advance to the semifinals at Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima.
The Crusaders (22-5) opened the tournament with a 12-2 win over Liberty Bell and then went on to beat DeSales 5-0 in the quarterfinals.
Hannah Hustad pitched all seven innings in the first game. She had 12 strikeouts and gave up two runs and two hits.
She was even better in the next game. Against DeSales, Hustad gave up three hits and no runs while striking out seven. She also had a two-run single in the third and an RBI single in the fifth.
The Crusaders will play La Conner in the semifinals today.
Colfax (17-9) won its opener 12-3 against Kittitas, but was sent to the consolation bracket after a 6-0 loss to Morton-White Pass.
The Bulldogs were stymied by Morton-White Pass starter Taylor Brooks, who gave up two hits and no runs.
Colfax will play Napavine in an elimination game today.
1B: Colton (21-6) and Almira/Coulee-Hartline (17-5) won twice at Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima and will play today in the title game.
Colton opened with a 9-2 win over Klickitat and then walloped Selkirk 18-0 in the semifinals.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline beat Quilcene 10-6 in the first round and Touchet 11-10 in the quarterfinals.
W.F. West got its offense going late and cruised past Clarkston 8-2 in the semifinals of the 2A playoffs at County Stadium in Yakima.
The Bantams will play Archbishop Murphy today for third and fourth places.
Federal Way’s Mitch Stewart, one of the highest-rated high school players in the country, won his second straight boys 4A singles title, beating Gonzaga Prep’s Alex Marcinkowski 6-2, 6-1 in Richland.
Marcinkowski, who took fourth place at state last year, advanced to the finals after beating Skyline’s Aman Manji 6-1, 6-1.
Stewart lost only two games in three matches prior to his match against Marcinkowksi.
In doubles, Lewis and Clark’s Luke Brittan and Jordan Strandness lost both of their matches and took sixth place.
The duo lost 6-0, 6-4 to Newport’s David An and Alex Namba in the semifinals and were swept by Richland’s Travis Zuroske and Zach Fisher in the third/sixth-place match.
2A: Pullman’s Joseph Chung and Jamison Simanson settled for seventh place after a 6-4, 6-3 loss to Sehome’s Nick Smith and Brady Anderson at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle.
Clarkson’s Ryan Adams fought his way through the consolation bracket and claimed eighth place.
1B/2B/1A: Riverside’s Jaime Aragon took second place after falling to University Prep’s Bayard Blair in the state title match at the Yakima Tennis Center.
Blair won 6-4, 6-4.
Aragon advanced to the finals with a 6-3, 6-1 semifinal win over Charles Wright’s Austin Kelley.
In the doubles consolation finals, St. George’s Nathan Furbeyre and Peter Worrall topped Chewelah’s Collin Kirk-Petterson and Mason Miller 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague’s Tracy Melville took seventh place after falling 6-0, 6-2 to Chelan’s Megan Robinson.