EHS fastpitch punches ticket to state tourney | Fastpitch

Anna DeGroot is safe at first in the game against Yelm Friday at the district tournament. - Dennis Box, Courier-Herald
Anna DeGroot is safe at first in the game against Yelm Friday at the district tournament.
— image credit: Dennis Box, Courier-Herald

The Enumclaw High fastpitch team punched its ticket to the state Class 3A tournament Friday, beating Yelm 7-2 in the West Central District tournament.

Behind the solid pitching of freshman Chloe Young, the Hornets dominated Yelm at Sprinker Recreation Center from the first frame to the last. The Hornets scored two in the first, one in the second, three in the third and one in the fifth.

Young went the distance for the win.

Anna DeGroot went 3-for-3 at the plate, scoring two runs and hitting a triple.

The Hornets lost the next two seeding games, which determined seeding into the state tournament.

Saturday, the Hornets lost to Camas 8-3 in the first game and 2-0 to Peninsula in their second game of the day.

Enumclaw will play Spokane’s Shadle Park at 9 a.m. Friday at the Regional Athletic Complex, 8345 Steilacoom Road S.E., Lacey, in the first game of state tournament.

Check the website,, for live updates of the game and slideshows of the game action.

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