University will host Mead for the Greater Spokane League slowpitch softball championship on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
U-Hi, the GSL undefeated regular-season champ at 20-0 and No. 1 seed, beat visiting No. 5 seed Mt. Spokane (11-9) 15-1 on Tuesday to reach the finals. Natasha Nelson nailed two home runs, Makayla Marshall had three hits and Hannah Click pitched and only gave up five hits and one run through five innings.
In the other semifinal, visiting third-seeded Mead (15-5) came through with a four-run seventh inning and hung on to edge No. 2 seed Rogers (16-4) 7-5. Mead’s Ashley Hammond went 2 for 3 with a two-run single in the deciding seventh. Rogers’ Jessica Gennett went 2 for 3 with a double and a three-run home run.
Alyssa Figy scored in the 24th minute and assisted on an earlier goal to help No. 2 seed Lakeside (Nine Miles Falls) top visiting third-seeded Medical Lake (9-8, 8-5) 3-1 in a loser-out match in the District 7 1A playoffs.
In the other loser-out game, visiting fourth-seeded Freeman (7-7, 5-6) upset No. 1 seed Deer Park (12-3, 10-2) 2-1.
Lakeside faces Freeman on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Spokane Falls CC for the district title. Both teams advance to subregional games.
Colfax 3, Tekoa-Rosalia 0: Carmen Gfelller had nine kills with two blocks and State 2B No. 1-ranked Colfax (15-2, 10-0) swept host Tekoa-Rosalia (2-11, 1-9) 25-19, 25-12, 25-9 in a Northeast 2B South match.
Wilbur Creston 3, Kettle Falls 0: Jessi Reed had 16 kills with six blocks and Wilbur-Creston finished regular-season play 10-0 in the Northeast 2B North with a sweep of host Kettle Falls 25-9, 25-10, 25-14.
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