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5-17 Regional Softball









Chelan’s Lady Goats proudly display their Regional Trophy from Saturday. The team defeated Lakeside and Freeman to claim the No. 1 seed to the State Tournament next week in Spokane.
Photos by Tracy Willams

Lady Goats win Regionals
by Richard Uhlhorn

The Lady Goats finished off their regional play in East Wenatchee on Saturday, May 17, with a well deserved championship and the Number 1 seed to the State Tournament in Spokane this coming weekend. “The girls played great and were able to come home with the Regional Championship Trophy,” exclaimed Coach Jeff Barker.

Chelan came out against Lakeside in the opening game on Saturday and 10-runned them in six innings, claiming a 12-2 victory. “Our offense, defense and pitching were outstanding,” said Barker.

Pitcher Kim Harter only gave up two runs on four hits. She only walked one and had eight strikeouts. “She also played great defense on the mound,” stated Barker. “Chelan did not have an error all day.”

Offensively, Chelan had 14 hits. The girls drove Lakeside crazy on the base paths,” said Barker. Kilee Lippincott and Lyndsey Fox were both 2 for 4 in game one. Kim Harter was 2 for 3 with a double and Anna Pickett went 2 for 4 with a double. Jamie Brunner was hot at the plate, hitting 4 for 4 with double.

The win put Chelan into the Championship game against the NEA division number one seeded Freeman squad.

This was a pitching dual which Chelan won 2 - 0.

Back on the mound, Kim Harter pitched a no hitter, striking out 15 and walking one. Chelan’s defense was on top and played with no errors. “Anna Pickett was fantastic behind the dish in all three games,” said Barker. “We only gave up one stolen base the whole tournament and that was on a change up in the dirt.”

  Offensively the Lady Goats had only four hits and those came from JoLynn Williams, Alisha Love, and Jamie Brunner, who went 2 for 3 with an RBI triple.

The Lady Goats are on their way to the State Tournament this coming weekend in Spokane with a 22-3 overall record on the season. “We could not be more proud of how they played,” said Barker.

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