The Washington Angels 16u softball team defeated the Gulf Coast Velocity (Mississippi) 4-3 in extra innings due to time limit rules at the ASA Nationals in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Monday.
The team, managed by Tammy Mulholland, qualified for ASA Nationals by taking second place in a regional qualifier in Selah the last week of June.
The team is comprised of area players from the following schools: Richland (3), Chiawana (3), Kamiakin (3), Hermiston (1), Othello (2), Moses Lake (1), Ione (1), and Delta (1).
The team arrived in Atlanta last Friday and drove to Chattanooga on Sunday for two practice games leading up to the pool play today. It went 1-1 in those practice games.
The Angels continue pool play at 4 p.m. today and begins bracket play on Wednesday.
In Monday’s game, Aubrey Rowland hit a two-run single with one out in extra innings.
Andria Skeels got the win in the circle going 3 1/3 innings and giving up 3 hits while striking out 3.
Brandi Andrews came in the last inning to close the door.
Highlights: AyJay Mulholland (Kamiakin) 3x5; Morgan Hirai (Chiawana) 2x4; Brandi Andrews (Richland) 3x5, 3B; Kenzie Lowry (Kamiakin) 2x4.