Juneau softball finishes 1-3 in Washington

State champs beat the host team in Major Softball regional tournament

Posted: Friday, August 04, 2006

The Juneau Major Softball All-Stars finished the Western Regional Tournament with a 1-3 record in Vancouver, Wash.

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Juneau, the Alaska state champs, did not qualify for the semifinal round.

Juneau fell to the Washington state champs, Mill Creek Little League, 10-2 on Wednesday to finish tournament play.

Jennifer Nelson scored and Gabbie Saldivar added a run scored and a stolen base for Juneau. Jacki Mallinger singled for the team's lone hit.

On Tuesday, Juneau fell to Cascade Little League from Salem, Ore., 10-1.

Cassie Anderson singled and scored and Kyra Uddipa singled for Juneau.

Juneau earned its lone win in the tournament on Monday with a 4-1 victory over host Cascade Little League.

Chandler Christensen scored and Mallinger singled in the second inning to put Juneau up 1-0.

Peyton Millay doubled and scored, Kaelyn Graham singled and Anderson doubled in the fourth while Saldivar and Alea Uddipa each tripled and scored in the fifth for Juneau.

Kalea Chapman also singled in the win.

Marissa White scatted six hits over six innings to pick up the win.

In Sunday's opening game, Lewiston National Little League of Lewiston, Idaho upended Juneau 12-5.

Juneau struck for three runs in the first and two more in the fifth in the loss.

Kyra Uddipa scored, Millay hit an RBI single and scored twice, Nelson scored, Chapman scored and hit a two-run double, Anderson added two hits and Christensen singled in defeat.

• The Juneau Empire sports department can be reached at sports@juneauempire.com.

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