Warm Springs nation softball wins state
In the first game of the state tournament in Clackamas, the Warm Springs Nation junior softball team beat Columbia Little League 12-1, June 30. The girls played Klamath Falls in their next game and won 12-1.
The semifinals match followed a familiar pattern, as Warm Springs Nation beat Salem 13-1. In the state championship game, the girls played Columbia Little League twice. They won the first game 11-5 and won the second game 7-4, thanks to a grand slam in the top of the seventh inning by Marilyn Tom.
The team won districts on Father's Day weekend, June 16 and 17, to reach the state tournament. They beat John Day once and Redmond twice, in Redmond.
The Warm Springs Nation softball team will not be attending regionals, due to conflicting schedules with some players.
"Unfortunately we will not be going to regionals," said manager Virgil WindyBoy. I had four girls who also qualified with an AAU team for Nationals in Orlando, Florida."
Other All-Star scores
In other Little League news, June 30 and July 1, the Jefferson County minors lost both their all-star games. The young team lost to Hood River 19-1 and to Redmond 4-2.
The Warm Springs Nation majors team lost both of their games as well, losing to North Bend 23-0 and to Crook County 7-3.
The Jefferson County All-Star team found success early beating Hood River 7-3, but lost their next two games. They lost to Redmond 16-1 and to The Dalles 7-0.
The games were played in The Dalles, with the tournament extending from June 30 to July 6.