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Teams close in on state berths

— Bridgeport fought back to edge Oroville, 21-19, in a loser-out District 5/6 class 2B softball game May 15.

“It is always hard to beat a team four times in a year and that was the case in this game,” Bridgeport coach Mike Striggow said.

Bridgeport beat Oroville 15-4, 26-7 and 23-14 in earlier games.

“Oroville played really well and competed throughout the game,” Striggow said. “They should be proud of the way they played. We had to fight through our nerves, which led to both mental and physical errors and battle back throughout the game.”

Bridgeport, which had 18 hits, took a 5-run lead in the sixth and then held off an Oroville rally.

Those with multiple hits for the Fillies included Sam Martinez 3-4; Dio Torres 3-6; Alex Martinez 3-4; Anita Velazquez 3-5 and Shaylee Polvos 3-5.

“While we hit the ball well, we did not get the timely hits leaving the bases loaded three times in the first four innings,” Striggow said. “We are excited about playing our next games at district with the chance to qualify for state, which would be the first time at Bridgeport High School since we started playing fastpitch.”

Bridgeport was to play southern division champ Kittitas on Friday, May 17. Three of the four remaining teams were fighting for three state berths.

The 1B and 2B state softball championships are May 24-25 at Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima.

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WHITE SWAN – Lake Roosevelt took a giant step toward reaching state by edging White Swan, 15-9, in a loser-out District 5/6 class 2B softball game May 14.

The Raiders were to play northern division champion Liberty Bell in the semifinals Friday, May 17 in East Wenatchee.

There are three berths up for grabs.

“The Lady Raiders only batted .500 for the game, but played solid defense to hold off White Swan,” Raider coach Jamie Lezard said.

Keya Fast Horse was perfect hitting. Others included Tristan Adolph (.750) and Riley Epperson (.600).

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BRIDGEPORT – Katarina Wilson of Pateros tossed a perfect game May 14 and the Nannies motored past Waterville, 33-0, and advanced to the District 5/6 championship game.

Pateros was to play No. 1 seed from the south Klickitat on May 17 for the No. 1 seed to state.

The loser was to play the winner of the Soap Lake and Lyle/Wishram game the same day for the No. 2 seed to state.

Wilson faced the minimum 15 batters in five innings while finishing with 4 strikeouts and no walks.

The Pateros defense did not commit an error and Waterville never hit out of the infield.

Madison White and Lorie LeDoux each homered.

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