The Washington Force Black faces an elimination game today at the USA/ASA Girls Class A 16U Fastpitch National Championship in Montgomery, Ala.
The Force fell 2-1 to the Vienna (Va.) Stars in bracket play Wednesday, scoring its lone run on a Maddy Jones sacrifice fly in the sixth.
The Force will try to keep its tournament hopes alive when it plays Lazers Gold of Canton, Ohio, at 7 a.m. today.
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Kayla Andrews and Danielle Tollison; Delany Tunna and Teresa Casma. Highlights--April Utecht (F) 2x3, 2B, R; Maddy Jones (F) RBI; Kadi Patterson (F) 2x3; Hailey Watkins (F) 2x3, 2 2Bs.
18 Gold Western Nationals: The Washington Angels 96 scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat the Pacific Coast Predators (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) 4-3 in pool play in Portland.
Today, the Angels will play at 10 a.m. against SBA MsStix (Des Moines) and at 2 p.m. against Rip City-Garcia.
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Angels pitchers: Nicolette Nesbitt, Janelle Randles. Highlights--Emily Benson (A) 2H.
12U Western National Championship: The Washington Force 99 beat the Nemesis Elite Gold 6-4 in pool play in Lincoln, Calif., near Sacramento.
The victory came a day after the Force suffered an 8-2 loss to KG Hitters Tracy in Roseville.
10U Western Nationals: With a 6-1 loss to Bonita Valley (Calif.), the Tri-City Fuzion finished 1-1 in pool play in Spokane.
The Fuzion rocked the Spokane Stealth 27-2 in five innings Tuesday.
The Fuzion will face the Goleta Thunder of California at 4 p.m. today in bracket play at Merkel Park.