Kayla De La Paz had a two-run double during a six-run third inning to help Menace NW defeat the Capitol Lady Outlaws 6-1 at an 18U softball tournament.
But Menace NW couldn't keep the momentum going in its second game of the day, falling to the Washington Havoc of Kent 12-5.
De La Paz, Whitney Nash, MaKenna Hall and Jessica Rush each had two hits for Menace NW, which will play at 10 a.m. today against an undetermined opponent.
Menace NW 006 000 -- 6 8 1
Outlaws 000 100 -- 1 7 2
Gabby Meza, Kayla De La Paz (6) and MaKenna Hall; Mattie Miller, Amanda Rupright (3) and Emma Bratton, Campbell (4). Highlights--De La Paz (M) 2-run 2B; Kiana Clark (M) 2x3, RBI.
Havoc 104 223 -- 12 15 3
Menace NW 021 020 -- 5 10 4
Lexi Moerkel and Ashleigh Mate; Mazie Gilliam, De La Paz (3) and Hall. Highlights--Whitney Nash (M) 2x3; Hall (M) 2x3, 2 RBIs; De La Paz (M) 2x3, RBI 2B; Jessica Rush (M) 2x3, RBI.
12U state tournament
Two Tri-Cities teams were bounced to the consolation bracket Saturday in the U-12 NSA state softball tournament at Kennewick Civic Center.
The Tri-City Thunder posted a 7-3 win against regional rivals Washington Angels Y2K but then they also fell to the loser's bracket with an 11-1 loss to the Moses Lake Rattlers.