I’m back at the Regional Athletic Complex for the final day of the Class 3A state softball tournament.
I’ll provide updates throughout the day and you can also follow the games on twitter: http://twitter.com/seatimespreps
Kelso beat Kamiakin, 10-4, to advance to the consolation final against Bellevue. Those two play for third and fourth places around 3 p.m.
Bellevue bounced back from the semifinal loss to Juanita to beat Bonney Lake, 8-7, and is assured of a trophy. The Wolverines, who trailed 6-1 and then won on a two-run homer by Anjini Briggs, will play for third and fourth places. Kelso leads Kamiakin 10-4 in the sixth in the other loser-out game.
The championship game between Juanita and Bainbridge likely won’t start until 3 p.m.
In consolation play, Bonney Lake eliminated Everett, 4-3, and Kamiakin took out University, 4-2. Next up, two more loser-out games as Bonney Lake plays Bellevue and Kamiakin faces Kelso. The winners then square off in the third- and fourth-place game.
Bainbridge is back in the final for the third straight year with a 4-2 semifinal victory over Kelso, which 4A titles in 2009 and 2010. The Spartans play Juanita at 2:30 p.m.
Over in Spokane at the 4A tournament, Marysville-Pilchuck knocked off previously unbeaten and top-ranked Woodinville, 7-2, getting solo home runs by Katie Buck and Sascha Clow. The Tomahawks play No. Walla Walla in the 3 p.m. title game. Walla Walla edged Skyview of Vancouver in the other semifinal, 1-0.
Juanita just beat Bellevue in the semifinals, 7-0. Bainbridge leads Kelso 4-2 in the sixth. The winner plays Juanita for the title at 2:30 p.m.
We are minutes away from the start of the 9 a.m. semifinal games, which pit Bellevue against Juanita and Bainbridge against Kelso. Then we’ll have some consolation games with the championship contest set for 2:30 p.m. (the third- and fourth-place game also is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.)