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By Andie Holmberg
The Times 

Dayton Girls Split at League Tourney; Move on to Regionals

10-8 loss to Kittitas is followed by 13-3 win over Tri-Cities Prep

 


PASCO – The Dayton softball team traveled to Tri-Cities for the EWAC regional qualifier on Saturday, where they were seeded third. Dayton was paired against Kittitas, the number-two seed, for their first game.

The game see-sawed back and forth, with Kittitas outscoring Dayton in the first inning two to one, and Dayton coming back in the third inning tallying four runs to take the lead after a scoreless second inning. Kittitas answered with five more in the fourth and did not relinquish the lead.

Both teams had eight hits in the game, with the difference being Dayton was hitting singles and Kittitas put up some big hits with runners on.

Dayton next faced number-five seed TCP. Dayton’s bats came alive against the Jaguars, with 13 runs on 14 hits. Megan Robins got the team going with a grand slam in the first inning to take the lead 4-0. Dayton never looked back and beat TCP 13-3 after 6.

Robins led the team with five RBI’s and, on the mound, struck out nine batters. Kaleigh White had three RBI’s. Mia Becker had a big game at the plate going four-for-four, with two steals and two runs scored. Scully Castorena went three-for-four, including a double and a triple. Destiny Brincken also hit a triple.

Dayton is now 14-8. The Lady Bulldogs head to Ephrata Saturday for the Division 5/6 double-elimination regional tournament. Dayton faces Liberty Bell at noon, and will play a second game at 2 p.m. Six of the eight teams in the tournament will move on to the first round of the state tournament.

Dayton @ Kittitas

Score by inning

Dayton 1 0 4 0 1 2 0 8 8 3

Kittitas 2 0 0 5 2 1 X   10 8 2

Dayton battery, Megan Robins and Heidi Dobbs

Kittitas battery, Madigan Webster, Grace Allphin (6), and Payton Hyatt

Dayton hits: Tatumn Laughery, Mia Becker 2, Heidi Dobbs, Megan Robins, Scully Castorena, Kaleigh White, Destiny Brincken

Kittitas hits: Madigan Webster, Payton Hyatt 2, Lainey Allemand, Courtney Rosbach, Reegan Baker 2, Tory Coates

2B: Kitt- Hyatt, Coates

3B: Kitt- Allemand

HR: Kitt- Hyatt

TC Prep @ Dayton

Score by inning

TC Prep 0 0 1 0 1 1   3 7 3

Dayton 4 2 2 2 0 3 13 14 2

TCP battery, Nunez, Thornton (2), and MacRoberts

Dayton battery, Megan Robins and Heidi Dobbs

TCP hits: Brandner 2 (homerun), Nunez, MacRoberts 2, Monteon, Higerada

Dayton hits: Tatumn Laughery, Mia Becker 4, Heidi Dobbs, Megan Robins (homerun), Scully Castorena 3 (Double, Triple), Kaleigh White 2 (double) with 3 RBIs, Destiny Brincken 2 (triple)

2B: Day-Castorena, White

3B: Day-Castorena, Brincken

HR: TCP- Brandner; Day-Robins

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