Bre Burke pitched a complete game and hit two home runs to send Coeur d’Alene to a 7-4 win over Boise to take third place in the Idaho State 5A softball tournament after losing 1-0 in eight innings to Eagle on Sunday in a semifinal that covered two days and two sites.
Burke gave up eight hits in the loss to Eagle, ranked No. 1 in the nation by maxpreps.com. Bradie Fillmore held the Vikings to two hits and drove in the game-winner with a double.
The Vikings’ semifinal started at Bonneville High School in Idaho Falls on Saturday before rain forced a suspension in the fifth inning with no score. Tournament organizers tried to move the 5A tournament to Blackfoot to resume play after the 2A tournament being played there concluded, but again were foiled by the weather. So it was decided to resume play on Sunday at Mountain View HS in Meridian.
After beating CdA, Eagle defeated Rocky Mountain 5-2 for the championship. The Vikings finished 25-2.
Washington 4A Regional: In games Monday at University High, the host Titans will play Richland to determine the region’s top two seeds to state while Central Valley plays Walla Walla in a loser-out, winner-to-state game. Both games are scheduled for 4 p.m.
Liberty of Issaquah scored runs in the fourth and sixth innings and took a 2-0 win over East Valley in a State 2A first-round matchup at Franklin Pearce HS in Tacoma.
Colin Spendlove went the distance for EV, allowing just four hits while striking out five. Mike Jensen had two hits for the Knights, who finished 8-12.
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