Prep Baseball & Softball

Class 1A Softball State Tournament preview

Sultan

Nickname: Turks

League: Cascade (fifth)

District: 1/2 (second)

State appearances: One (0-2)

State titles: None

Record: 11-12

Average runs scored: 4.8

Average runs allowed: 4.4

Quick look: Turks beat Lynden Christian and Nooksack Valley to reach the district final, before losing to Mount Baker.

Montesano

Nickname: Bulldogs

League: 1A Evergreen (second)

District: Southwest (second)

State appearances: 17 (52-16)

State titles: Six (1998, 2000, ’01, ’05, ’08, ’09)

Record: 20-3

Average runs scored: 10.3

Average runs allowed: 2.5

Quick look: Two shutouts lifted Bulldogs to district title game, where they lost 4-3 to Hoquiam.

Naches Valley

Nickname: Rangers

League: SCAC West (third)

District: Yakima Valley (fourth)

State appearances: None

State titles: None

Record: 11-10

Average runs scored: 9.3

Average runs allowed: 5.9

Quick look: Rangers rebounded from a district semifinal loss to Cle Elum to beat Kion Benton to advance.

Lakeside

Nickname: Eagles

League: Northeast (first)

District: Northeast (first)

State appearances: 11 (22-20)

State titles: None

Record: 20-2

Average runs scored: 12.0

Average runs allowed: 3.7

Quick look: Eagles enter state on a 16-game win streak and have scored double-digit runs in seven straight.

South Whidbey

Nickname: Falcons

League: Cascade (sixth)

District: 1/2 (third)

State appearances: Four (10-6)

State titles: None

Record: 10-14

Average runs scored: 3.7

Average runs allowed: 7.3

Quick look: Falcons rebounded from district semifinal loss to Mount Baker to win two straight to advance.

Seattle Christian

Nickname: Warriors

League: Nisqually (first)

District: West Central (first)

State appearances: Seven (5-12)

State titles: None

Record: 14-4

Average runs scored: 13.2

Average runs allowed: 2.6

Quick look: Beat Cascade Christian and Chimacum by a combined score of 25-3 to claim district title.

La Center

Nickname: Wildcats

League: Trico (first)

District: Southwest (third)

State appearances: Six (13-11)

State titles: None

Record: 19-3

Average runs scored: 8.6

Average runs allowed: 1.7

Quick look: Wildcats bounced back for a district semifinal loss to Montesano with two straight wins.

Connell

Nickname: Eagles

League: SCAC East (first)

District: Yakima Valley (first)

State appearances: 25 (43-29)

State titles: Eight (1982, ’87, ’88, ’95, ’96, 2011, ’12, ’13)

Record: 18-2

Average runs scored: 14.8

Average runs allowed: 4.5

Quick look: High-scoring Eagles scored 38 runs in three district tournament wins, while allowing 10.

Zillah

Nickname: Leopards

League: SCAC West (second)

District: Yakima Valley (third)

State appearances: 12 (19-16)

State titles: Two (2000, ’01)

Record: 9-9

Average runs scored: 7.3

Average runs allowed: 7.2

Quick look: Leopards lost to Connell in district semifinals, but bounced back to win two straight.

Chelan

Nickname: Mountain Goats

League: Caribou Trail (fourth)

District: North Central (first)

State appearances: Six (9-12)

State titles: None

Record: 10-10

Average runs scored: 8.9

Average runs allowed: 9.0

Quick look: Chelan beat Cashmere 8-5 and Omak 13-2 in district tournament to advance.

Elma

Nickname: Eagles

League: 1A Evergreen (fourth)

District: Southwest (fourth)

State appearances: Four (13-5)

State titles: One (2014)

Record: 10-12

Average runs scored: 6.8

Average runs allowed: 9.8

Quick look: Defending state champs needed to beat Castle Rock 9-5 to earn a return to the state tournament.

Mount Baker

Nickname: Mountaineers

League: NWC (fifth)

District: 1/2 (first)

State appearances: Eight (14-14)

State titles: None

Record: 18-5

Average runs scored: 11.7

Average runs allowed: 3.0

Quick look: Defending state runners-up enter on an eight-game win streak, including a 6-3 win over Sultan for district title.

Chimacum

Nickname: Cowboys

League: 1A Olympic (first)

District: West Central (second)

State appearances: Nine (18-17)

State titles: None

Record: 12-8

Average runs scored: 10.1

Average runs allowed: 6.3

Quick look: Cowboys twice beat Bellevue Christian to advance, but lost 12-2 to Seattle Christian for district title.

Cle Elum-Roslyn

Nickname: Warriors

League: SCAC West (first)

District: Yakima Valley (second)

State appearances: Eight (7-15)

State titles: None

Record: 16-3

Average runs scored: 12.8

Average runs allowed: 3.3

Quick look: Cle Elum outscored its first two district opponents 24-4, but lost 11-4 to Connell for the district title.

Deer Park

Nickname: Stags

League: Northeast (fourth)

District: Northeast (second)

State appearances: Three (1-6)

State titles: None

Record: 15-8

Average runs scored: 6.8

Average runs allowed: 3.9

Quick look: The Stags have scored double-digit runs eight times so far this season but have yet to reach the mark in May.

Hoquiam

Nickname: Grizzlies

League: 1A Evergreen (first)

District: Southwest (first)

State appearances: 11 (24-20)

State titles: One (2006)

Record: 20-2

Average runs scored: 11.5

Average runs allowed: 2.3

Quick look: Grizzlies have won seven straight, including a 4-3 win over Montesano for district title.

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