Sammamish Little League softball wins District 9 title | Youth sports news

Updates from Little League All-Stars, including Sammamish's District 9 softball title

Sammamish Little League claimed the District 9 softball championship in the 9/10 year old division at Everest Park in Kirkland, as the team won four of its five games to earn the top spot in the district and a place in the state tournament.

Sammamish had its closest win of the tournament in the first round against Snoqualmie Valley, as pitcher Jordan Dailey got the win in the circle in a 6-5 game.

Two more wins, 2-0 over Redmond and 13-0 over Issaquah/Bellevue West, sent Sammamish to the championship series.

But Eastlake, which survived three games in the loser’s bracket to get to the finals in the double-elimination tournament, got a 4-1 win behind Kelsie Williams to set a winner-take-all title game June 30.

In the rematch it was all Sammamish, as they won neighborhood bragging rights and a trip to state with a 12-4 victory.

Sammamish will begin the 10-team state tournament in Asotin against Stilly Valley at noon on July 12.

Second place Eastlake finished the tournament with more wins than any other team, after beating Falls, Bellevue Thunderbird, Redmond, Issaquah/Bellevue West and champion Sammamish.

The Sammamish 9/10 year old All-Stars, coached by manager Tom Rogers, Matt Maloney and Brian Dailey: Avery Pringle, Kiley Stewart, Mia Rogers, Isabella Neville, Hannah Hildebrant, Skylar Maloney, Avery Taylor, Ryan Grace, Jazmine Olsen, Allison Murai, Alex Piper-Wagner, Jordan Dailey, Sophia Murphy.

Issaquah, Eastlake still alive in 10/11 baseball

Issaquah’s 10/11 year old All-Star team won its first game of the district tournament over Kirkland American, and faces Kirkland National Wednesday.

Eastlake beat Sammamish in its first game of the tournament, before falling to Kirkland National in the second round. Eastlake rebounded to beat Thunderbird in a loser-out game, and faced Redmond West July 3 in another loser-out game.

Eastlake Majors defending title

Eastlake is one win from the championship series in the Majors All-Star bracket, as it looks to defend its district, state, and regional titles from 2013.

A 10-1 win over Bellevue East in the first round sent Eastlake to a game with Issaquah, where pitcher Carter Jensen helped deliver an 8-5 win to keep them in the winners bracket.

Eastlake faces Kirkland American in an Independence Day matchup for a spot in the championship at 10 a.m.

Issaquah meets Redmond West or Mercer Island in a loser’s bracket game July 3, and would need three wins to set the first of two rematches to claim the district title from Eastlake or Kirkland American.


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