July 23, 2012
Walla Walla Valley's Parker Likes runs to third base during their state tournament game against Centralia Sunday.
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Walla Walla Valley opens its state tourney with a 14-4 win Sunday, and plays Mill Creek Tuesday.
Walla Walla Valley Majors All-Stars had a long hiatus after defeating Walla Walla Pacific to win the district championship July 6. Valley coach Sam Worth didn't know what kind of an effect that would have on his squad headed into the Washington state tournament. But it didn't take him long to find out, as Valley opened its tournament with a 14-4, mercy-rule-shortened victory over Centralia Sunday morning.