Playoffs Round-up

Cashmere baseball, Chelan boys soccer, Okanogan Softball and Cascade softball were the lone Caribou Trail League teams still standing after regional playoff action last weekend, while Pateros and Brewster advanced to the state 2B fastpitch softball tournament.

Cashmere stayed unbeaten and kept its hopes alive for a second state 1A title in three years with regional victories over Royal (4-3) and Kiona-Benton (10-3) to reach this weekend’s Final Four. The Bulldogs take on Kalama at County Stadium in Yakima on Friday, May 25, and play Naches Valley or Meridian for either the state title or third and fourth place on Saturday.

In Class 2B, DeSales ended Lake Roosevelt’s tournament run, 11-2 in Saturday’s first round action, while Brewster was eliminated by Toutle Lake, 5-1.

Chelan advanced to the state boys soccer semifinals in Sumner, defeating Bellevue Christian 5-1 on May 16 and Highland 2-1 in a state quarterfinal on Saturday. The Goats take on Royal on Friday, May 25, and either Ridgefield or Overlake on Saturday for the state title or third place.

Okanogan fell to Highland 8-1 in first round state action, while Cascade was eliminated 2-1 by Royal and Manson lost to Seattle Christian 4-1 in a first round contest.

In 1A softball, Okanogan defeated Newport, lost to Colville 17-0 and eliminated Chelan 11-6 to take the fourth seed to the state tournament. Meanwhile, Cascade lost to Lakeside 14-2 but came back to beat Newport 18-0 in its winner-to-state, loser-out game.

Okanogan opens state tournament play in Richland on Friday against Montesano, while Cascade takes on Orting.

Pateros and Brewster both suffered losses in 2B District 5/6 play at Eastmont, but both survived to advance to state. Pateros eliminated Liberty Bell 14-4 on Friday, May 17, lost to Warden in the semifinals 9-4 and edged Brewster 6-4 for third place on Saturday.

The Bears, who had a bye into the semifinals, advanced to state despite going 0-2 on the day, including a 7-6, extra inning loss to Kittitas.

The Nannies take on DeSales in its first round state tournament game in Yakima on Friday, while Brewster faces Northwest Christian (Colbert).

About Brent Baker

Brent, is a former reporter/photographer for the Gazette-Tribune and sometimes works as a freelance sports reporter for the G-T. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent worked as a full time reporter/photographer at the G-T from 2011 - 2014).

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