West Valley survives State Softball tournament until rematch against East
The State Softball Championships rolled on down in Anchorage. Last night saw the end of the road for all but one of our Interior teams.
In the Division One Bracket, the West Valley Wolfpack started the tourney off with a bang, shocking the defending state champion East Anchorage Thunderbirds 9-7.
A 17-3 loss to Dimond in the State Semi-finals sent the Pack down to the consolation bracket, where they had to play their third game of the day.
The Wolfpack survived and advanced to the consolation semi-finals with an 11-8 win over Wasilla.
The Wolfpack gained an early advantage against their familiar foe, outscoring the Warriors 8-2 in the first four innings.
Wasilla was able to hang up six runs in the final three innings, but West Valley kept their opponents at arms length to advance to the consolation semi-finals.
Jadyn Fraser and Traci McGee led the offensive efforts for West Valley, both finishing with three RBIs.
Makayla Mobley pitched all seven innings, only allowing seven hits and striking out three.
This set up a rematch against East in the Elimination game, where the Thunderbirds got their revenge, eliminating the Wolfpack in a 13-0 effort.
In the Division 2 Bracket, both of our Interior teams have officially been eliminated.
The Hutchison Hawks fell in the first round to Kodiak by a score of 14-1.
They were officially eliminated from the tournament with a 13-1 loss to the Homer Mariners.
The Delta Huskies also went 0-2 in the tournament.
First they fell 11-6 to Homer and then were eliminated from the Consolation bracket in a 14-10 heartbreaker to the Ketchikan Kings.
Between the Pool Play and the brackets, both Mid Alaska Conference teams went 0-4 in the State Championship tournament.