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North Whidbey grabs state berth | Little League
The North Whidbey 9/10 Little League softball team thumped Sedro-Woolley 17-7 Monday, July 8, at Volunteer Park to claim the District 11 championship and a berth in the state tournament.
The North Whidbey/Coupeville Junior Baseball team can earn its own state berth with a win over South Skagit at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Fort Nugent Park. The Whidbey club defeated South Skagit 14-8 Monday to set up the winner-to-state game.
The North Whidbey softball team, which includes two Central Whidbey players, fell behind 5-0 in the first inning but came storming back to win the title game in four innings.
Haley Abbott tossed the first two innings and Coupeville's Chelsea Prescott, who allowed only one hit, closed out the game. The pair combined to strikeout nine.
The state tournament is in La Center July 13-20. North Whidbey opens with a 3 p.m. game Saturday, July 13, against the District 13 (Spokane area) champion.
Junior (13/14) Baseball
South Skagit defeated North Whidbey/Coupeville 14-6 Saturday, so the Whidbey team needs to defeat South Skagit twice to take first place.
It picked up the first win Monday thanks to help from throughout the lineup. Eight different players produced hits, led by Clay Reilly and Jimmy Myers with two singles each.
James Besaw clubbed a double, and Marcus Hershberger, Jon Thurston, Jake Hoagland, Damian Simpkins and Hunter Weigenstien had singles.
The North Whidbey 9/10 softball team shows off their championship banner. (Photo by Amy Snyder)