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Seattle Studs to play for NBC World Series title | NW Briefs

The Seattle Studs reached the championship game of the National Baseball Congress World Series for the third time in five years with a 6-2 win over Hays, Kan., on Friday.

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WICHITA, Kan. — Miles Nagel pitched into the sixth inning and Brady Steiger drove in two runs as the Seattle Studs reached the championship game of the National Baseball Congress World Series with a 6-2 win over Hays, Kan., on Friday.

The Studs (44-11), in the final for the third time in five years, will play defending champion Santa Barbara, Calif., at 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday. Santa Barbara beat El Dorado, Kan., 2-1 in another semifinal.

The 78th annual tournament is for amateur and semi-professional players.

Nagel allowed one run and three hits in 5-2/3 innings. Taylor Thompson got the save. Caleb Brown scored twice and stole a base and Bobby Joe Tannehill doubled and scored two runs for the Studs.

Silverdale golfer Erynne Lee loses in U.S. Amateur quarterfinals

CLEVELAND Erynne Lee, a UCLA golfer from Silverdale, lost in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women's Amateur to Ariya Jutanugarn, 5 and 4.

Jutanugarn, a 16-year-old from Thailand, advanced to the semifinals. She will face Lydia Ko, 15, a South Korean-born New Zealander who is the world's top-ranked amateur.

Lee's loss was no upset. Jutanugarn has won two straight Junior PGA Championships, the 2011 U.S. Girls Junior and 2012 Canadian Women's Amateur.

Canada's Nicole Zhang and Jaye Marie Green of Boca Raton, Fla., are in the other semifinal.


Kevin Vigna of Coquitlam, B.C., defeated Lucas Gatto of Burnaby, B.C., 4 and 2 to win the Pacific Northwest Junior Boys Amateur at Port Ludlow GC.

• Exclusive Diva, a two-time stakes winner at Emerald Downs this summer, headlines a field of eight for Saturday's $65,000 Washington Oaks for 3-year-old fillies, the top race of the season in this division. Exclusive Diva is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the 1-1/8-mile race.

Brock Motum scored 25 points and Reggie Moore had 21 in WSU's 86-74 men's basketball loss to Wollongong on the Cougars' tour of Australia.

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