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 WashingtonSpirit12U@msn.com or arrive early for registration.