Kayla De La Paz pitched a complete game, striking out six, and Menace NW made its two first-inning runs stand up for a 2-1 win over the Redmond Hurricanes at the U-18 NSA state softball tournament at TRAC in Pasco.
Miranda Foraker and Gabby Meza each drove in a run, while Jessica Rush went 1-for-3 with two stolen bases.
Menace NW will play the Capitol Lady Outlaws Purple (Olympia) at 9 a.m. today at TRAC.
The National Softball Association is holding its state championships for teams that range in age from 10-18 years old this weekend at a number of fields throughout the Tri-Cities.
Redmond Hurricanes 010 000 0 — 1 6 0
Menace NW 200 000 x — 2 4 3
Emily Gordon and Rebecca Wright; Kayla De La Paz and MaKenna Hall. Highlights—Jessica Rush (M) 1x3, 2 SBs; Miranda Foraker (M) 1x3, 2B, RBI; Gabby Meza (M) 1x3, RBI.
Tri-City Thunder 7, Cle Elum Crush 2: Baylea Watkins struck out six and gave up just two hits as the Tri-City Thunder defeated Cle Elum Crush in a second-round matchup at the U-12 NSA State Softball Championship at Lawrence Scott Park.
The Thunder opened the tournament with a strong 9-2 win against the Capitol Lady Outlaws.
Jaxs Conklin limited the Outlaws to one hit and struck out 10 over the five-inning contest, and Watkins backed her up with two hits, including a double.
The Thunder will go up against Washington Angels Y2K (Tri-Cities) at 1 p.m. today at Kennewick Civic Center.
The Angels played one game Friday, a 9-1 win against the SV Thunder Berg.
Capitol 000 10 — 1
Tri-City 310 14 — 9
One out when 8 run rule called into play. Thunder battery: Jaxs Conklin and Sam Cissne. Highlights—TC: Baylea Watkins 2x3, 2B; Conklin 5IP-1H-1R-5BB-10K.
Cle Elum 000 02 — 2
Tri-City 300 400 — 7
Game called for time after six innings. TC battery: Watkins and Cissne. Highlights—TC: Clarissa Lopez 4x4, 3S, 2B; Cissne 3x4, 3S; Watkins 6IP-2H-3BB-6K.