State softball roundup: Eagle still alive in 5A tournament

STATESMAN STAFFMay 18, 2013 

5A: EAGLE ONLY DISTRICT THREE TEAM STILL ALIVE

At Ramsey Park in Coeur d'Alene, the Mustangs lost 2-1 to host Coeur d'Alene in the second round and play Highland in a loser-out game Saturday. Northern teams Coeur d'Alene and Lake City remained unbeaten and face off for a spot in the title game. Should Eagle beat Highland, the Mustangs take on the loser of the CDA-Lake City game. Coeur d'Alene beat Lake City for the championship last season, and the Timberwolves won it all in 2011.

4A: BISHOP KELLY ADVANCES TO SEMIFINALS

At Post Falls High, the Knights scored eight runs in the top of the eighth inning en route to a 15-9 victory over Twin Falls that put them in Saturday's semifinals. Bishop Kelly, which will face Lakeland, defeated Century 7-2 earlier in the day. Taylor Falkner hit a home run in both games for the Knights. Skyview is still alive, and awaits the winner of the Kuna-Twin Falls game, which was postponed in the bottom of the fifth with Kuna up 6-4.

3A: HOMEDALE, FRUITLAND LOOKING FOR SPOTS IN FINAL

At Buhl High, Homedale (17-9) earned a spot in the semifinals, beating Teton 14-1 in six innings in its first game, then crushed Buhl 13-0 in five innings. Gardenia Machuca led the Trojans' charge, going 5-for-8 with two home runs (one a grand slam), two doubles and 10 RBIs on the day. Fruitland also advanced to the semis, beating Timberlake 12-1 in five innings, before winning 1-0 against Filer.

2A: MCCALL-DONNELLY IN HUNT FOR CHAMPIONSHIP

At Orofino High, the Vandals scored 29 runs and remain unbeaten after wins against West Jefferson and Malad. McCall-Donnelly will play Orofino on Saturday morning for a spot in the title game.

1A: GENESEE TO PLAY FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

At Lewiston High, Genesee earned a spot in Saturday's championship game after defeating Horseshoe Bend 7-1 and Greenleaf Friends 16-4. The Bulldogs await the winner of Saturday's semifinal between two-time defending champion Prairie and last year's runner-up, Greenleaf. Horseshoe Bend (20-4) was eliminated from the tournament, also losing to Prairie 2-1.

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