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Prep softball playoffs: Allison Shaler leads unbeaten Northwest Christian to district title

Allison Shaler struck out five over five two-hit innings and North Division No. 1 seed Northwest Christian (23-0) beat South No.1 seed Colfax (15-7) 15-0 in the District 7 2B championship game at Merkel Sports Complex on Tuesday.

Both teams qualify for state.

The Crusaders scored eight in the fifth inning to cement the win. Shaler went 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBIs while Mattea Nelson went 3 for 4 for NWC, which has allowed just 22 runs this season.

Liberty 15, Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 5: Maizy Feltwell drove in three and the South No. 3 seed Lancers (16-6) won their third of the day and topped the South No. 4 seed Broncos (12-10) in the district third-place game. Both teams qualify for state. Catherine Brown added a pair of hits with two RBIs for Liberty.

Northwest Christian 16, Asotin 6: Chloe Rainbow went 4 for 4 with five RBIs and Crusaders (22-0) beat the South No. 2 seed Panthers (10-10) in a semifinal. Faith Iverson went 3 for 4 with four RBI for NWC.

Colfax 13, Kettle Falls 8: Abbie Miller went 3 for 4 with a triple and RBI and the Bulldogs (15-6) beat North No. 2 seed Kettle Falls (13-10) in a semifinal. Miller went six innings, striking out eight for Colfax, while Josie Nielsen went 3 for 3 for Kettle Falls.

Liberty 7, Asotin 5: Emma Holwegner doubled twice to drove in three runs and the Lancers (15-6) punched their ticket to state topping the Panthers (10-10) in a loser-out. Cheyanne Gleave struck out 11 for the Lancers.

Liberty 11, Springdale 2: Cheyanne Gleave tripled and homered, driving in two runs, and the Lancers (14-6) eliminated the play-in winner Chargers (4-14) in a loser-out game. Jaidyn Stephens went the distance for the Lancers, striking out 15.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 12, Kettle Falls 7: Emily Rosen tripled and doubled twice for five RBIs and the Broncos (12-9) eliminated the Bulldogs (13-11) to reach the third-place game and qualify for state. Tessa O’Brien added three hits and scored three runs for LRS.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 8, Davenport 7: Lacey Miller tripled in the tying run and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning and the South No. 4 seed Broncos (11-9) and the North No. 3 seed Gorillas (7-11) in a loser-out.

District 7 2A

Cheney 10, East Valley 0: Maddie Kallsen tossed a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and the top-seeded Blackhawks (19-1) blanked the visiting third-seeded Knights (12-10) in the district championship game. Cheney qualifies for state while East Valley hosts a crossover game on Saturday.

East Valley 9, West Valley 5: Hailey McCarthy hit a three-run homer and the third-seeded Knights (12-9) knocked off the second-seeded Eagles (17-5) in a semifinal at Cheney HS. West Valley travels for a crossover game on Saturday.