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State 1A softball: Olivia Charbonneau helps Lakeside rout Elma in title game

The Lakeside softball team celebrates after winning the state 1A softball championship on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Richland, Washington. (@WIAAWA / Twitter)
The Lakeside softball team celebrates after winning the state 1A softball championship on Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Richland, Washington. (@WIAAWA / Twitter)

Olivia Charbonneau hit a three-run homer and finished with five RBIs and Lakeside (20-7) pushed six runs across in the sixth inning to rout Elma 19-9 in the state 1A championship game at Columbia Playfield in Richland on Saturday.

Lakeside pounded out 23 hits, four from Katelynn Clark with a double and three RBIs. Saelor Dvorak added four hits as the Eagles scored five in the third, five in the fourth inning, two in the fifth and six in the sixth to invoke the 10-run rule.

Shelby Claassen, who had allowed two earned runs in three previous tournament games, collected 11 strikeouts in the final.

Claassen tossed a complete game with eight strikeouts and the Eagles defeated Castle Rock 6-1 in a state semifinal earlier in the day. Clark had a double and a single with two RBIs while Dvorak had two hits and scored three times.

Lakeside earned third place in the Northeast A tournament last week and punched its ticket to state in a crossover win against Okanogan.

NEA tourney champ Deer Park (19-8) was eliminated by Montesano 11-6 in a third-place bracket loser-out game, while league regular season champ Chewelah (23-5) lost to Elma 6-1 in a state semifinal, then was eliminated by Montesano 9-2 in a third-place bracket loser-out.

Montesano beat Castle Rock 7-6 to earn third place.



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