West Valley softball team stuns defending State champions
The State Softball Championships officially began yesterday with the Pool Play rounds.
These games decided the seeding for the actual bracket rounds that took place today.
In the Division 1 tournament, our West Valley Wolfpack went 0-2 in pool play, falling to the Dimond Lynx 14-9, and Chugiak 10-4.
That set the Pack up for a matchup against the defending state champions in the first round, and we'll have more on that in just a bit.
Dimond and South Anchorage both went a perfect 2-0 in the pool play games to earn a first round bye.
We had two Interior teams in the Division 2 tournament, both went 0-2 in the pool play games.
Delta fell to Kodiak by a score of 6-3 and Sitka 12-7.
Hutchison had a rough introduction to the tourney, falling 24-1 to Homer and 23-2 to Ketchikan.
Ketchikan earned the top seed in Pool A with a 2-0 record while Sitka won Pool B, also winning both games.
This set the field for the Bracket rounds.
The Bracket rounds began this morning and it kicked off with arguably the biggest upset of the year.
The West Valley Wolfpack defeated the East Anchorage Thunderbirds.
East held a 4-3 lead after five innings, but the Wolfpack hung up 6 runs on the defending state champions, and held the T-birds to 3 runs for the remainder of the game to secure a 9-7 win.
Kendra Michaelis and Makayla Mobley both finished the game with 3 RBIs to lead the Pack in Scoring.
Mobley also pitched all seven innings, striking out four and allowing 10 hits.
The Wolfpack advanced to the second round where they fell 17-3 to the Dimond Lynx.
This sent them down to the consolation bracket against fellow Railbelt Conference opponent Wasilla, which we will have a full recap on tomorrow.
And in the D-2 Bracket, Kodiak sent Hutch down to the Consolation Bracket with a 14-1 win.
Homer also advanced over Delta Junction with an 11-6 victory, sending both MAC teams to the consolation bracket.