Local girls’ select softball teams fall in national tourneys

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story is an update of a previous story.

Two local girls’ select softball teams with Valley players were handed tough losses today in national tournaments outside of our area.

The Issaquah Flame 12U girls’ suffered a heartbreaking defeat this morning in their playoff opener at the USSSA’s 12U national tournament in Perris, CA.

Flame went into the final inning trailing the Arizona-based Kryptonite team 5-3, but scored twice in the top of that frame to tie the game. Kryptonite, though, scored on a walk-off play to hand the Flame a 6-5 loss that sends them into a loser-out game tomorrow.

Snoqualmie’s Molly Wilbourne was 1-2 for the Flame, scoring a run and driving in two more, while North Bend’s Hope Bostick was 0-3.

The Flame will meet the Tri-Cities-based Washington Angels tomorrow morning in a loser-out contest at the tournament.

And, in Salt Lake City, the Bellevue Blast ’98 16U girls’ team’s season came to an end today with a tough 3-2 loss to the Idaho Crossfire of Boise in a loser-out game at the ASA 16U Western Nationals. Blast’s Lauren Wilbourne, a Mount Si High School student, was 0-1 for the Bellevue side, who finished in a tie for fifth at the tournament.

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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