White River High fastpitch team 2015 2A district champions

The White River High fastpitch team cruised to a 5-2 victory over Orting to clinch the 2A West Central District championship Saturday, May 23, at Sprinker Field

The White River Hornets fastpitch team won the 2015 West Central District 2A championship Saturday.

The White River High fastpitch team cruised to a 5-2 victory over Orting to clinch the 2A West Central District championship Saturday, May 23, at Sprinker Fields.

Star Senior Hornet pitcher Kayla Smith, who will be playing at Central Washington University next year, threw a nearly flawless seven innings.

“We felt confident and we are a really close team,” Smith said.

Coach Brandon Walker said the team, “Really came together this year.”

Walker said along with Smith’s pitching, the Hornets hit well during the tournament with “a lot of speed and a lot of power.”

Smith said the tournament and championship was, “very fun and very exciting.”

The Hornets will play May 29-30 in the 2A state championship tournament at Carlon Park in Selah.

 

 

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