High School Sports

Washington Angels 96 fastpitch team places second at Western Nationals

The Washington Angels 96 took second at the 18 Gold Western Nationals in Portland, losing 8-2 to the Pacific Coast Predators (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) in the final.

Southridge’s Janelle Randles helped pitch the Angels into the championship game with two wins Sunday.

Randles opened the day by allowing two hits in four innings as the Angels beat the Washington Acers (Auburn) 4-3. The right-hander struck out four and was tagged for two runs.

In the semifinals, she gave up four hits and two runs in five innings to spark an 8-4 victory against the Oregon Scorpions.

But for the second time in two days, the Angels couldn’t get past the Predators.

On Saturday, after the Angels beat SBA MsStix (Des Moines) 8-0, they fell 3-1 to Pacific Coast but rebounded later in the day for a 7-0 victory against the Oregon Blaze.

In the championship game, Carlie Richards led the Angels with two hits, including an RBI single. Kamiakin teammate Emily Benson scored on an error for the Angels’ other run.