Fastpitch: Sequim gets tough tourney draw, goes 1-2 at state

Both Olympic League teams got difficult draws and were not able to place among the top four at the state 2A tournament in Selah, May 27-28.

Sequim started off as a No. 15 seed and was forced to play No. 2 seed WF West in its opening game, losing 10-3. WF West ended up third in the state.

The Wolves allowed four Bearcats home runs in the contest, two by pitcher Kamy Dacus, including a three-run shot to put distance between the two teams in the fifth inning.

Lily Fili had two RBIs for Sequim and Christy Grubb doubled and scored a run.

In the consolation bracket, the Wolves got into a pair of slug-fests.

They bounced back by beating Cedarcrest 14-12, then lost to Ellensburg 14-13 to knock them out of the tournament.

The Wolves finish 14-10. They graduate first team all-Olympic Leaguers Fili, Grubb and Addie Smith,and second team all-leaguer Katelynn Glass. Ten varsity players could return next spring, however; seven of of those would be seniors.

Port Angeles started off as a No. 8 seed and beat Ridgefield in its opening game 11-10 on a dramatic, walk-off home run by Peyton Rudd.

But the Roughriders then had to play the No. 1 seed in the tournament and fell to Othello, 6-1. (Othello went on to the state 2A championship game, losing to Tumwater 13-3.)

In the consolation bracket, the Riders (20-5) played Rochester and lost 14-12.