PASCO -- Lindsey Kamphuis pitched 10 innings on the day and struck out nine as the Washington Explosion defeated the Olympia Bulldogs 12-3 and the Northwest Shock 3-0 at the ASA 16A state tournament Saturday at TRAC in Pasco.
Remy Bradley had three RBIs, and Trae Payne and Hope Klicker added two RBIs apiece to highlight the Explosion's offense against Olympia. Jessica Miracle and Kendsey Hill had an RBI apiece in the matchup against the Shock.
The Explosion will play for the championship at 1 p.m. today at Columbia Playfield in Richland.
Olympia Bulldogs 201 00 -- 3 4 2
Wash. Explosion 005 7x -- 12 15 0
8-run rule. Smith and Henry; Keelin Davis, Lindsey Kamphuis (2), Davis (5) and Jessica Miracle. Highlights--Libbie Jimenez (W) 2x4, RBI; Remy Bradley (W) 2x4, 3 RBI; Hope Klicker (W) 2x3, 2B, 2 RBI; Kamphuis (W) 2x3, RBI, 3IP-5K; Sydney Cejka (W) 2x3, RBI; Trae Payne (W) 2x3, 2 RBI.
Northwest Shock 000 000 0 -- 0 4 2
Wash. Explosion 200 001 x -- 3 8 0
Donovan and Taylor; Kamphuis and Miracle. Highlights--Kamphuis (W) 2x3, 7IP-4K-0W; Bradley (W) 2x4; Miracle (W) 1x3, RBI; Kendsey Hill (W) 1x3, RBI.
ASA 18A state tournament
SELAH -- The Washington Explosion posted three wins to stay undefeated at 5-0 at at the ASA 18A state tournament in Selah.
The Explosion defeated Woodinville Purple Haze 12-0, Seattle's Team Faith 13-0 and the Yakima Steelers 5-3, and will face the Kelso Ice at 11 a.m. today in a semifinal matchup.
Lindsey Walchli went 3-for-3, had two doubles and four RBIs in the victory over Haze, and Amanda Hall had three RBIs against the Steelers.
Woodinville P. Haze 000 00 -- 0 4 3
Wash.Explosion 020 (10)x -- 12 15 1
Woodinville battery not reported; Paige Goulet and Courtney Howard. Highlights--Goulet (WE) 1K; Bailey Walthers (WE) 2x4, RBI, R; Sydney Elgin (WE) 1x3, R; Emily Mills (WE) 2x3, RBI, R; Jamaika Walker (WE) 3x3, 3R, RBI; Lindsey Walchli (WE) 3x3, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 2R; Howard (WE) 2x3, 2R, 2 RBI; Nina Garcia (WE) 2x3, 2RBI, R.
Wash.Explosion 234 40 -- 13 9 1
Team Faith (Seattle) 000 00 -- 0 4 4
Goulet, Lindzey Ramos (4) and Howard, Bethany Burch (4); Seattle battery not reported. Highlights--Walthers (WE) 2x3, SB, RBI, 3R; Elgin (WE) 2x2, 3 RBI; Emily Mills (WE) 2x4, RBI, R; Amanda Hall (WE) 1x3, 2B; Maddie Chambers (WE) 1x1, 2B, RBI, 2R; Howard (WE) 2x2, 3R.
Wash.Explosion 102 000 2 -- 5 11 3
Yakima Steelers 001 000 2 -- 3 10 2
Walchli, Goulet (1) and Howard; Yakima battery not provided. Highlights--Walthers (WE) 3x4, 2R; Walker (WE) 2x4, 2 RBI; Hall (WE) 3x3, 2B, 3 RBI; Nina Garcia (WE) 2x3.