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May 10, 2021

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Union slowpitch reaches 4A state final


The Union High School slowpitch softball team will take a swing at the state’s first 4A championship.

The Titans won twice on Friday at the 4A state tournament in Yakima, beating Chiawana 12-10 and West Valley-Yakima 15-5. That earned Union at berth in today’s state championship game against Central Valley of Spokane.

This is the inaugural year of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association state tournament for slowpitch softball.

Also in the 4A tournament, Skyview lost 12-2 to Central Valley in the opening round. The Storm were then eliminated with an 11-9 loss to Lewis and Clark.

In the 3A/2A tournament, Washougal opened with a 13-8 win over Chief Sealth of Seattle. The Panthers were then knocked into the third-place semifinals with a 10-0 loss to Hermiston.

Prairie opened with a 26-2 loss to Hermiston before beating Chief Sealth 18-9.

District champion R.A. Long opened with a 15-5 win over Rogers-Spokane, then lost 19-6 to Mount Spokane.

R.A. Long and Prairie will clash today in the third-place semifinals.