Bre Burke struck out nine and went 3 for 4 with an RBI Saturday as Coeur d’Alene qualified for the 5A State softball tournament with a 5-3 win over Meridian in a play-in in Lewiston.
The Vikings’ Ashley Ferniman snapped a 1-all tie with a two-run triple during a three-run second.
CdA (23-1) will open state on Friday at Bonneville High School against Highland.
State 4A play-in
Bishop Kelly def. Lakeland: The Hawks fell short in their bid for state at Orofino. Bishop Kelly will open state on Friday in Twin Falls against Kuna.
District 7 2A
Cheney 11, West Valley 6: Rachel Barsness’ bases-loaded doubled highlighted a seven-run second as the Blackhawks (13-10) defeated the host Eagles (14-7) for the district title.
Cheney’s Maddie Kallson went 2 for 4 with three RBIs. Maddie Thompson was 3 for 4 with four RBIs for the Eagles.
Both teams qualified for regionals against Central Washington Athletic Conference teams, which will play district games through Thursday. Cheney will host a game and WV will travel.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 10, Liberty Christian 9: Emma Dingman had a bases-clearing triple during a five-run sixth as the Warriors rallied to defeat the Patriots in Medical Lake.
ACH will meet Pomeroy at 11 a.m. Saturday in Medical Lake in a semifinal.
Pomeroy 13, Selkirk 9: Toni Cloud had four RBIs to guide the Pirates past the Rangers.
Colton 10, Curlew 0 (5): Emma Schultheis allowed two hits and struck out five, and Jordyn Moehrle had three RBIs to lead the Wildcats past the Cougars.
Colton will play Touchet at 11 a.m. Saturday in Medical Lake in a semifinal.
Touchet 15, Cusick 3: Cierra Jo McKeown had four hits, including three doubles, as the Indians defeated the Panthers.
Cusick 14, Curlew 4 (6): Rylee Brown had four RBIs as the Panthers eliminated the Cougars.
East Valley 5, East Valley (Yakima) 4: Josh Sager went 2 for 4 with four RBIs, including the go-ahead single in the seventh, as the visiting Knights (8-11) qualified for the State 2A tournament by holding off the Red Devils (16-8). Colin Spendlove pitched six strong innings for the Knights, who will open state play at 11 a.m. Saturday in Centralia against District 2/3 No. 2.
Ephrata 3, Clarkston 1: Logan Moss pitched a four-hitter and Tyler Lutz had three hits as the Tigers (15-9) qualified for state by eliminating the host Bantams (13-3).
District 7 1A
Freeman 4, Medical Lake 0: McKabe Cottrell (9-1) struck out 12 and pitched a one-hitter as the host Scotties (19-3) defeated the Cardinals (17-4) in the title game. Desmond Parisotto finished 2 for 3 and had a two-run double in the sixth to bump the lead to 4-0. Freeman will play District 5 No. 2 at 1 p.m. Saturday in Moses Lake. Medical Lake will meet Hoquiam at 10 a.m. Saturday at Davis High in Yakima.
Lakeside 5, Deer Park 3: Dillon Clark pitched a complete-game five-hiter and Drew Schuler hit a two-run homer in the third as the Eagles (14-9) qualified for state by eliminating the Stags (11-10) at Freeman. The Eagles will play the District 5 No. 1 seed at Davis High at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Republic 7, Colton 2: Adrian McCarthy, Aaron Helms and Aaron Fritts combined on a six-hitter as the Tigers defeated the Wildcats (20-3) in the title game.
Both teams advance to state play in Walla Walla. Colton will play Liberty Christian at 10 a.m. and Republic will meet Riverside Christian at 1 p.m.
Riverside Christian 1, Pomeroy 0: Michael Catton pitched a two-hitter and batterymate Joey Catton had two of the Crusaders’ three hits during a loser-out game against the Pirates at University High.
Idaho 4A State play-in
Middleton 2, Sandpoint 1: The Bulldogs fell short in Lewiston in their bid to make state. Middleton (12-14) will open state play on Thursday in Twin Falls against Kuna (13-13).
Idaho 3A State play-in
Weiser def. Timberlake: The Tigers lost in Grangeville in their shot at making state. Weiser (16-9) will play Filer on Thursday to open state in Ontario, Oregon.
Idaho 2A State play-in
St. Maries 6, New Plymouth 2: The Lumberjacks (9-9) qualified for state with a win. St. Maries will open state on Thursday in Orofino against Firth (13-12).
District 7 1A
Lakeside’s girls and Medical Lake’s boys won team championships at Mead High.
Sonja Marikis and Taylor More led Lakeside’s girls by winning the doubles title. Isiah Farmen and Alex Neder guided ML’s boys by taking the doubles crown.
Colville’s Darby Fox won the girls singles title and Deer Park’s Niamh Lakewolf won boys singles.
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