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State softball: Mt. Spokane finishes fourth in 3A; 1A third-place game featuring Deer Park suspended

From staff reports

Racquelle and Sara Justice scored on the same error in the seventh inning and 11th-seeded Walla Walla rallied to beat seventh-seeded Mt. Spokane 5-4 in the State 3A third-place game at Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey, Washington on Saturday.

The Wildcats’ fourth-place finish is their best, matching the 2016 team that lost to Everett in the third-place game.

Mt. Spokane went 1-2-3 in the bottom half of the seventh inning. The Wildcats led 4-3 heading into the inning, courtesy of Gracie Boe’s two-run single in the sixth.

Zoe Hardy and Sidney McCauley homered for Walla Walla and Willow Almquist homered for Mt. Spokane.

The Blue Devils beat the Wildcats 4-2 in the District 8 3A title game on May 19.

Mt. Spokane reached the third-place game with an 18-13 win over fifth-seeded Roosevelt earlier Saturday. Avery Erickson and Cassie Jay drove in four runs apiece and Jessica Waters homered.

In their first game of the day, Almquist went 3 for 5 with four runs and three RBIs and the Wildcats eliminated 16th-seeded Juanita 15-10. Erickson added three hits and three RBIs for Mt. Spokane.

Deer Park vs Hoquiam (susp.): The sixth-seeded Stags led in the third-seeded Grizzlies 8-3 in the fifth inning of the 1A third-place game at Columbia Playfields in Richland when play was suspended due to weather.

The game will be completed at 9 a.m. Sunday.

DP eliminated fourth-seeded Blaine to reach the third-place game. Brooklyn Dryden doubled twice and had three RBIs and Hannah Krantz homered for the Stags.

Hoquiam 11, Riverside 7: Ella Folkers went 2 for 4 with four RBIs and the Grizzlies beat the fifth-seeded Rams (17-5) in a 1A loser-out. Bree Waldron went 2 for 4 with two runs for Riverside.

Okanogan 10, Northwest Christian 1: Tsalee Mail struck out seven in five shutout innings of relief and the Bulldogs eliminated the Crusaders in a 2B loser-out at Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima.

In NWC’s first game, Katie Coriell tossed a complete-game three-hitter, and Kaitlyn Waters went 2 for 3 with five RBIs to lead the Crusaders over eighth-seeded Colfax 9-0 in a loser-out.

Liberty Christian 12, Inchelium 2 (5): Lauren Reed went 4 for 4 with a home run, two doubles and four RBIs and the top-seeded Patriots defeated the second-seeded Hornets in five innings in the 1B championship game at Gateway Sports Complex.

Mossyrock 17, Almira/Coulee-Hartline 12: Chesney Schultz went 5 for 6 with three doubles, a triple, six runs and five RBIs and the sixth-seeded Vikings (16-8) beat the fifth-seeded Warriors (19-10) in the 1B third-place game. Prairie Parrish went 5 for 5 with four RBIs for ACH.

In their first loser-out, Shaina Beal went 3 for 4 with two triples and four RBIs and the Warriors eliminated Sunnyside Christian in five innings .