Woodinville is back in familiar territory at the Class 4A state softball tournament in Spokane. Tahoma is in unchartered waters. Both will play in the semifinals Saturday at the Merkel Sports Complex in Spokane, which were pushed back to 11 a.m. after a lightning storm forced four consolation games scheduled for Friday night to be...
Woodinville is back in familiar territory at the Class 4A state softball tournament in Spokane.
Tahoma is in unchartered waters.
Both will play in the semifinals Saturday at the Merkel Sports Complex in Spokane, which were pushed back to 11 a.m. after a lightning storm forced four consolation games scheduled for Friday night to be postponed to 9 a.m.
Woodinville (24-1) reached the semis last year, but lost to eventual-champion Puyallup and then was eliminated by Richland – which happens to be the team the Falcons face next. Woodinville won the title in 2012.
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Tahoma (25-3) is in the semifinals for the first time after a 7-6 win over Snohomish, which led 6-4 until the Bears pushed three runs across in the bottom of the sixth. Tahoma beat Moses Lake in the opening round, 7-4.
“I’m excited for the girls, but there’s a lot of work to be done,” coach Tom Milligan said.
Woodinville crushed Beamer of Federal Way 10-0 in the first round.
The Falcons then went nine innings to get past Olympia, 5-3, getting RBI by Alena Jones and Jordyn Boyd.
“We talked about being focused on ourselves,” coach Dani Weir said. “If we take one game at a time, one pitch at a time, we’re going to get what we want.”
Redmond, Beamer, Snohomish and Jackson play loser-out games Saturday morning.
Class 2A and 1A
Seattle Christian went 2-0 Friday to grab a spot in the Class 1A state semifinals, which take place Saturday at 9 a.m. in Richland at Columbia Playfields. The Warriors face Montesano.
White River advanced to the semis in Class 2A and faces Woodland Saturday at 10 a.m. at Carlon Park in Selah.