SELAH – Hanna Walker collected four hits, including a double, and drove in a pair of runs as Lake Washington won twice to advance to the semifinals of the Class 2A state softball tournament at Carlon Park in Selah.
The Kangaroos overcame an early 2-0 deficit to beat Port Angeles 6-2 in their opener, and followed that with a 3-0 quarterfinal victory against Deer Park.
Kim Veldee gave up four hits in six innings of work in the quarterfinal, and helped her cause at the plate with a pair of singles.
Lake Washington returns to action at 10 a.m. Saturday against Lynden, which shut out Ellensburg and Capital in its two games.
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The two victories earned the Kangaroos their first state softball trophy since finishing fourth in the 1982 AAA slowpitch tournament.
Fife beat Tumwater, 7-6, in a first-round game before losing to Othello, 5-1, in a quarterfinal. Fife recovered to beat Sequim, 10-1, and will face Port Angeles in a loser-out game at 10 a.m. Saturday.
White River and Orting were eliminated on Friday after losing two games. White River fell to W.F. West, 5-3, and Anacortes, 9-8. Orting lost to Deer Park, 4-0, and Port Angeles, 9-2.
Seattle Christian knocked out in 1A
Seattle Christian opened play in the 1A softball state tournament in Selah with a 10-8 win over Medical Lake, but then lost its next two games on Friday.
A 14-0 loss to Elma put Seattle Christian in a loser-out game against Okanogan, which won, 5-4.