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SUMMER SOFTBALL - The 12U squad puts together a four-run spurt to overtake Team Adrenaline

OUTLOOK PHOTO: DAVID BALL - Affliction Fastpitch poses with its first-place trophy after winning an eight-team 12U Fathers Day softball tournament in West Linn last weekend. Affliction beat Team Adrenaline out of Longview, Wash., 5-4 in the finale.



12U SOFTBALL
West Linn Father's Day tournament

Championship game Score
Gresham Affliction
5
Longview Adrenaline
4


WEST LINN — The Affliction Fastpitch 12U softball team saved its best for last to win an eight-team Father's Day tournament in West Linn last weekend.

Trailing 4-1 and down to its last out, Affliction's Allie Ball beat out an infield single to the left side to load the bases. Savannah Kane followed with a two-run double to center field that left the tying run bouncing anxiously at third base.

She wouldn't have to wait for long.

Adayah Trickel swung through with a bouncer to the left side to bring Ball home with the tying run. Team Adrenaline, out of Longview, Wash., saw its throw to first go wide allowing Kane to zip home for what proved to be the winning run in Affliction's 5-4 victory.

Affliction stayed within reach by turning back bases-loaded threats in the first two innings. Pitcher Gracie Huston got out of trouble with a strikeout to end the first, while shortstop Taylor Madrid caught a high fly ball to end a threat in the second. Team Adrenaline stranded eight runners across the first three innings.


View photos at davidball.smugmug.com.


Look for expanded coverage in this week's June 20, print editiion.

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