SOFTBALL: WA Force Black goes 1-3

August 2, 2012 

The Washington Force Black’s run is over at the USA/ASA Girls Class A 16U Fastpitch National Championship in Montgomery, Ala.

The Force lost 11-3 in an elimination game to Lazers Gold of Canton, Ohio.

Kayla Andrews had both of the Force’s hits and scored two runs, but the defense struggled.

After pulling within 5-3 in the third, the Force wasn’t able to catch up after Lazers Gold scored six runs in the fifth.

Despite finishing the tournament with a 1-3 record, the Force feels satisfied with its season.

“To be a first-year 16U team and to win a state 16A championship and to go to nationals, it’s a pretty good year,” manager Rob Sitsler said.

Lazers Gold 131 06 — 11 10 3

Washington Force 012 00 — 3 2 5

Kristen Adkins and Emily Clark; Kayla Andrews, Katelyn Sitsler (3), Kadi Patterson (5) and Danielle Tollison. Highlights—Andrews (F) 2x2, 2B, 2R.

18 Gold Western Nationals: The Washington Angels 96 lost to the SBA MsStix (Des Moines) 5-2 and to Rip City-Garcia 5-1 in Portland.

Carlie Richards had an RBI single in the opener, while she added a solo home run in the second game.

w The Washington Force 99 lost 12-2 to the NorCal Smackers in bracket play at the 12U Western National Championship in Lincoln, Calif., near Sacramento.

The Force faces an elimination game at 12:30 p.m. today against the Irvine Sting 2000 in Roseville. If the Force wins, it would face the California Grapettes at 4:30 p.m.

w Tryouts for the Washington Spirit 12U ‘00 fall and spring tournament team will be held on Saturday at Columbia Playfields Field No. 1 in Richland from 9 a.m. to noon. The team is looking for skilled, athletic, and committed individuals who want to compete at the next level. Any individuals who are interested, please contact manager Mark Pettit at 509-528-2250, email at or arrive early for registration.

Tri-City Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service