Kirkland ends Pacific's state run, 17-5

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GIG HARBOR, Wash. — The Walla Walla Pacific 10-11-year-old All-Stars finished up their run at the Washington State Little League tournament here Thursday with a 17-5 loss to Kirkland American.

Pacific, which advanced with a 13-run rally over the final two innings to edge Spokane South, 16-15, on Monday, ended the state tournament 2-2.

Monday’s rally was noted by the tournament announcer after Thursday’s game, a Pacific fan reported.

“Good luck, boys, congratulations on your play, always strive to improve, and we will never forget your comeback game on Monday,” the director reportedly commented.

On Thursday, Kirkland plated four first-inning runs followed by five in the second stanza.

Pacific answered with a four-run third, but Kirkland got two more runs in the bottom of the inning.

Walla Walla scored its fifth run in the fourth inning.

Kirkland finished the scoring with a fourth-inning run, two in the fifth and three in the sixth for the final score.

Pacific kicked off the state tournament with a 7-4 victory over Greater Richland, highlighted by a six-run fifth inning, on Saturday.

On Sunday, Walla Walla was edged by Rainier, 4-2, to set up Monday’s matchup with Spokane.

No further results of Thursday’s game were available at the time this article was published.

Kirkland American 17, Walla Walla Pacific 5

Walla Walla 004 10x — 5

Kirkland 452 123 — 17

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