It was a busy day of events at Sprinker Recreation Center on Friday, with the first day of the district softball tournament and second day of the 4A tennis tournament. The Stadium Tigers won their first match this morning against Emerald Ridge 7-3 before losing 7-4 to Tahoma this afternoon. First baseman Brittney Lott led the Tigers offensively, going 5-for-7 with 5 RBIs on the day. Stadium faces a loser-out game tomorrow at 12 p.m. and if they win they are assured a spot in the state tournament
The Bellarmine Lions’ season is over after a 10-6 defeat to Skyview this morning followed by a 3-2 loss to Spanaway Lake this afternoon. The Lions battled to make things interesting in the first game, scoring five runs in the top of the seventh inning to at least make the Storm sweat a bit. Freshman pitcher Courtney Schwan struck out eight batters in game two in going the distance, but suffered the loss in her complete-game effort.
After earning a bye in the first round, Wilson hung on for an 8-4 win over Prarie to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Sophomore pitcher Alex Flynn led Wilson in pitching a complete game, filling in for her sister and star pitcher Janessa Flynn, who sat out with a foot injury. The Rams play in the semifinals tomorrow at 2 p.m., and will play in either the championships or runner-up game later, both scheduled for 6 p.m.
Meanwhile, Bellarmine’s boys’ tennis duo of Keenan Dolan and Spencer Herron finished as runners up in the 4A district tournament, making an impressive run in the two-day tournament before falling in the finals to Olympia’s Hunter Wood and John Stormans. They will be the number two seed in the state doubles tournament. Alex Vogt earned the number four seed in state singles, after losing a thrilling match to Kent Meridian’s David Mardakov. The Lions’ girls team of Gracie Treleven and Ashley Yates will be the sixth seed in the girls state doubles, as they beat Todd Beamer’s Jenny Hoefel and Kieli Bowman before losing to Skyview’s Brittany Ellingson and Anna Romanovsky in the consolation bracket finals.
Tomorrow brings the finish of the 3A tennis tournament that began Wednesday, as well as the finals of the 2A, 3A and 4A softball tournaments, all at Sprinker. Tomorrow also features the finals of the track districts at Mount Tahoma high school starting at 11 a.m., and the Stadium Tigers’ clash with Chiawana in the state soccer tournament at 3 p.m at Stadium Bowl. The Tigers are fighting to make it into the state semis, which will be played next weekend at Harry Lang Stadium.