Host Kirkland makes Junior Softball World Series
Kirkland meets Alaska squad in semis
Lisa Nelson went 3 for 4 with a double as host Kirkland posted an 8-4 victory Thursday over Escanaba, Mich., to move into the semifinals at the Junior League Softball World Series at Everest Park in Kirkland.
Kirkland (3-0) plays at 5 p.m. Friday against 3-1 Nunaka Valley of Anchorage, Alaska.
• Two Washington Huskies are among the final eight at the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills near Denver. Chris Williams, of Moscow, Idaho, was never behind in his 3-and-2 victory against Edouard Espana of France. Cheng-Tsung Pan of Taiwan beat Andrew Pressley of Louisiana State 2-up.
• Jordan Ferreira, a senior at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, claimed the Pacific Northwest Girls' Junior Amateur title with a 2-and-1 victory over Bellevue's Marianne Li at the Sunland Golf and Country Club in Sequim.
• Each with a 10-over 81, Denise Kieffer of University Place and Leilani Norman of Eugene, Ore., were the medalists at qualifying for the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur at Fairwood in Renton.
• Todd Erwin, a four-time winner of the Washington State Open, has been hired as the men's and women's coach at Puget Sound.
• Bellevue opens the American Legion World Series at 10 a.m. Friday in Shelby, N.C., against Moline, Ill. In the Babe Ruth World Series, host Kitsap County faces Westfield, Mass., at 7 p.m. at the Kitsap Fairgrounds in Bremerton.
• Jose Hernandez (13-5-1, 5 KOs) of Fort Worth, Texas, against Robert Osiobe (12-5-4, 6 KOs) of Ughelli, Nigeria, in a 10-round lightweight bout headlines the "Battle at the Boat 88" Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma.
• The Everett Silvertips have claimed defenseman Landon Oslanski from Lethbridge.
• In its season opener, Northwest University's women's soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision against host Carroll College.