WASHTUCNA - Colton punched its Class 1B fastpitch state tournament tickets here Friday with a 3-2 extra-inning win over Touchet.
The Indians fall into a loser-out battle Saturday at 11:30 a.m. in Medical Lake. The winner earns a state berth and the loser goes home.
The Indians grabbed a 1-0 lead after one, but Colton came back with singletons in the fifth and sixth to force Touchet to send the game to extra innings with a run in the bottom of the seventh.
"It was a great game right down to the last out," Touchet coach Gary Dorman said. "Both pitchers (Kelsey Moser for Colton and Nicole Brown for Touchet) pitched very well. It was a fun game to play. Both teams played real hard. We just came up one run short."
The Indians collected 14 hits, but couldn't get ‘that one hit.' Kessler joined Reed with three hits to lead the Indians. Weaver, Kristen Warner, and Alex Sasser collected two hits each.
Colton 3, Touchet 2
Colton 000 011 01 - 3 8 1
Touchet 100 000 10 - 2 14 2
K. Moser and Kramer; Brown and Kessler.
HR - none.
Hits - Colton: K. Moser 2, Nygreen 2, H. Moser 2, Kramer, Drussel; Touchet: Reed 3, Weaver 2, Kessler 3, Brown, Warner 2, Samuels, Sasser 2.