RICHLAND -- Eight softball teams will descend upon Tri-City fields today for district tournament action.
By day's end, seven will be on their way to regionals.
One 4A team's postseason journey will end today at Columbia Playfield in Richland. Moses Lake will meet Richland while Walla Walla takes on Wenatchee at noon. The winners advance to the 2 p.m. championship game, while the losers play an elimination game.
At 4 p.m., the title-game loser and the winner of the elimination game will play for the No. 2/3 regional seeds.
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In 3A, all three Kennewick teams will join Eastmont at Hanford High to play for regional seeding. Southridge squares off against Kennewick and Kamiakin will face Eastmont at noon. The title game and consolation final are set for 2 p.m.
Regionals will be next Saturday in Moses Lake (4A) and Yakima (3A).
Meanwhile, six CWAC teams will play their district tournament today at Carlon Park in Selah. The regionals and 2A state tournament will be there as well.
DESALES 13-19, LIBERTY CHRISTIAN 3-13
Host Liberty Christian dropped its final two regular-season games to DeSales, but the teams will meet again at 4 p.m. Tuesday for a Southeast 2B district tournament elimination game at DeSales.
DeSales 524 02 -- 13 16 0
Liberty Christian 200 10 -- 3 6 1
A. Lyons and M. Lesko; Kiersten Peterson and Sarah Croskrey. Highlights--M. Lesko (D) 4x4, 2B; A. Buley (D) 3x4, 3B; B. Prior (D) 2B; C. Conley (D) 3x3, 3B; M. Hamada (D) 2x3; Peterson (LC) 2x3; Croskrey (LC) 2x3, 3B.
DeSales 532 036 -- 19 14 2
Liberty Christian 312 520 -- 13 5 4
A. Lyons, M. Hamada (4) and B. Prior; Sydney Higgins, Peterson (1) and Croskrey. Highlights--S. Ferrel (D) 3x4, 3B; M. Lesko (D) 2B; A. Lyons (D) 4x4, 2 2Bs, 3B, HR; A. Buley (D) 2x4, 2B; R. Roach (D) 2x4; Peterson (LC) 2x4; Croskrey (LC) 2B.