High School Sports

Washington Force Black softball splits

Stephanie Merwin went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and an RBI to lead Washington Force Black to an 8-4 victory over Northwest Rage (Vancouver) in the 16U A state softball championships at Gateway Complex in Yakima on Saturday.

Lauren Likes added two RBIs, while Kadi Patterson pitched a complete game and added a double and an RBI.

In their first game of the day, Washington Force Black dropped a 10-6 game to the Vancouver Force.

The 23-team tournament continues today. Washington Force Black (2-1) plays the Northwest Acers (Seattle) at 8 a.m.

Vancouver Force 113 302 0 — 10 11 1

Washington 001 113 0 — 6 11 4

Visiting battery N/A; Cassidy Rowe, Kadi Patterson (3) and MyKal Weissenfluh, Maddie Heine (3). Highlights—Reilly Bramlett (W) 2x4, RBI; Jordan Ziemba (W) 2x2, RBI.

NWt Rage (Vancouver) 011 010 1 — 4 10 1

Washington 312 110 x — 8 16 2

Colleen Driskle, Kaitlyn Costanza (5) and Kenzie Sorhen; Kadi Patterson and Jackie Martin. Highlights—Stephanie Merwin (W) 2x4, RBI, 2B, 3B; Reilly Bramlett (W) 3x4, 2 RBIs; Maddie Heine (W) 3x4; Kadi Patterson (W) 2x3, RBI, 2B; Jackie Martin (W) 2x3, RBI; Lauren Likes (W) 1x2, 2 RBIs.