Kirkland girls take 9/10 softball crown

The Kirkland American Little League 9/10 softball team went 9-1 in district and state tournaments to win the Washington state championship on July 27.

  • Tuesday, August 26, 2008 1:15am
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Front row kneeling

Front row kneeling

The Kirkland American Little League 9/10 softball team went 9-1 in district and state tournaments to win the Washington state championship on July 27.

Kirkland American dominated Snohomish Valley, Bellevue East and Mercer Island by a combined score of 69-12 on the way to the District 9 title game where they beat Snohomish Valley again to take the title. The tournament ran from July 5-July 12 at Big Finn Hill Park.

After winning the first two games of the state tournament, the Kirkland team ran into their first roadblock in East Jefferson and fell 9-1. But the team rebounded to win three straight games, including two in a row over East Jefferson to become the Washington state champions. The tournament was at Everest Park in Kirkland and ran from July 19-July 27.


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