Brandon Winn and Charlie Hauser produced second-half goals to lead Ridgefield to a 2-1 victory over Hockinson in the Class 2A district championship match in Ridgefield.
The win sends the Spudders to the 2A state tournament as the district’s No. 1 seed.
The Spudders will face Kingston or Evergreen of Seattle at home in the 2A state tournament either Tuesday or Wednesday.
It was the fourth time the Spudders and Hawks have met this season, with Ridgefield taking three of the four meetings. They split their two league meetings, and Ridgefield won a league tiebreaker match last week.
Ridgefield scored both of its goals early in the second half. Brett Sparks got Hockinson on the board with a goal in the 77th minute.
Hockinson had some chances in the final minutes but could not convert.
Hockinson will host the No. 3 team from District 1-2, which won’t be determined until Saturday.
Hockinson’s first-round game at state will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Seton Catholic 3, Hoquiam 0 — Three second half goals earned Seton Catholic a No. 3 seed for the 1A state tournament.
Erik Powell had a foot in all three goals.
He scored the first about eight minutes in with an assist from Brennan McDaid-O’Neill.
Brian Wang scored next with an assist from Powell, and then McDaid-O’Neill finished the scoring with an assist from Powell.
Dylan Cole made seven saves in goal for the shutout.
Next for Seton Catholic will be at road match against the loser of today’s Lynden Christian-Seattle Christian match. The state matchup will be either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Colleen Driscoll pitched a one-hitter with six strikeouts as Mountain View beat Columbia River 3-0 in a Class 3A District 4 softball elimination game on Thursday.
The Thunder (15-7) then lost 5-2 to host Kelso and will enter next week’s bi-district tournament as the No. 3 seed from the Greater St. Helens League.
Against Columbia River, Lauren Warner went 2 for 3 and knocked in two runs.
In the second game, Mountain View outhit Kelso 9-8.
But the hosts had a home run from Sierra Richards plus four doubles.
Kelso hosts Prairie today for the district title.