Valleyites aid Central Washington to regional finals, plus other news from softball…..

Central Washington University’s softball team is one win away from the NCAA Division II superregionals after posting a big win yesterday, aided by the contributions from one of their Valley players.

Junior Kailyn Campbell, from Duvall and a 2013 Cedarcrest HS grad, was 2-4 with a run scored and RBI, lifting Central to a 7-3 win over host Azusa Pacific late yesterday. Sophomore Celine Fowler, from North Bend, was 0-3 but reached base once on a hit-by-pitch.

The Wildcats made it into yesterday’s final series with a 6-5 loser-out win over UC San Diego yesterday morning. Campbell was 2-4 and Fowler, a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, was 1-3 with a walk and run scored pacing CWU.

Today’s game is at 11am and can be seen here. It is free to watch.

Other college softball news:

Eastern Oregon off to NAIA nationals: EOU beat Great Falls 3-0 yesterday at the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament in Ashland, OR, to punch a berth to the NAIA nationals, giving Duvall’s Taylor Turner, an outfielder for the Mountaineers, a chance to play against top talent from around the country. Turner, a junior this season and 2013 Cedarcrest HS grad, was 0-1 in yesterday’s game for EOU, who plays for the conference title today.

Youth softball: North Bend’s Bostick delivers in club team win
Valley middle-schooler Hope Bostick came up clutch for her club softball team, helping them to a win yesterday at the Acers’ Mothers Day weekend event in Auburn.

Bostick was 1-2 with a run scored and two RBI’s as the Issaquah Flame Hume 14U team which she plays for beat the White Rock Renegades from Canada 5-4 in the final game of three on the day for the Issaquah squad. The Flame were shut out in their other two games, with Bostick going 0-3 combined in those contests, losses to a Portland team and another from north of the border.

The Flame continue play today. Bostick is a student at North Bend’s Twin Falls Middle School.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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