NWAC Softball Tournament Recap: Day 1

It seems the internet issues at our hotel has subsided and now we can bring you posts again while on the road here at the 2023 NWAC Softball Tournament. Today, Day 1 finished with the usual suspects advancing, and some surprises as well.

We started with a field of 16 and we are now down to 12 with the elimination today of 15-seeded Centralia, 11-seeded Edmonds, 13-seeded Spokane and 16-seeded Chemeketa. This went almost as expected, but we do have a possible Cinderella from the bottom of the seeds… 14-seeded Wenatchee Valley, who dodged elimiation when they defeated Edmonds in the Loser Bracket 2nd Round game today. They are moving on to face Lower Columbia who is the 12-seed in this tournament. could Wenatchee Valley make the improbable run, we shall see. A 12 vs 14 is a very winnable game for Wenatchee Valley. Followed by playing the winner of 9-seed Treasure Valley or 10-seed Everett.

On the winner’s side of the bracket, our four remaining undefeateds are 1-seed Bellevue, 2-seed SW Oregon, 3-seed North Idaho, and 4-seed Clackamas, just as you would expect when you seed a tournament.

So tomorrow, we have the 4 winners squaring off at 12:30 pm and we will be airing for the NWAC Sports Network the SW Oregon/North Idaho game.

Top Performers:

Deztiny Vaughn (SW Oregon): 12 IP, 0 R, 4 BB, 29 Ks, 2 Shutouts

Katie Fodge (Bellevue): 3 for 5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI

Kennedy Hobson (North Idaho): 2 for 4, 3 R, 2B, HR, 4 RBI

Our Broadcast Schedule:

10 am – Lower Columbia vs Wenatchee Valley

12:30 pm – Southwest Oregon vs North Idaho

3:30 pm – Loser of Clackamas/Bellevue vs Winner of Walla Walla/Mt. Hood or Columbia Basin/Douglas

We look forward to seeing you on the broadcast or at the diamond!

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