JUNIOR LEAGUE WEST REGIONAL: Alaska & Oregon advance


Lexie Davis  hit a 2-run shot for Alaska (Andy Morales/

Lexie Davis hit a 2-run shot for Alaska (Andy Morales/

Softball Junior West Regional
July 16-21: Arthur Pack Complex


Day two of the Junior League Western Regional is in the books, sort of. A late monsoon forced the two late games featuring the remaining undefeated teams to be rescheduled for Monday morning at 8 a.m.

Two elimination games did take place with Oregon (2-1) defeating Montana 11-9 and Alaska (2-1) taking care of Flagstaff 11-4. Montana (0-2) and Flagstaff (0-2) have moved over to the Consolation Bracket and will play tonight at Arthur Pack, weather permitting.

Oregon and Alaska are scheduled to play in the late game against opponents yet to be determined.

Flagstaff took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning against Alaska thanks to a leadoff double from Maddie Luther and an RBI ground out from Shae Wilson. Alyssa Williams kept Alaska off the board until the top of the fourth when two unearned runs crossed the plate to give Alaska a 2-1 lead.

Khiana Smith held Flagstaff scoreless after the opening inning until a pair of Alaska errors opened the door in the bottom of the fifth for three runs with Merson Derr and Kylee Vickers picking up RBIs.

Down 4-2 Alaska exploded for seven runs in the top of the sixth and two more in the seventh for the 11-4 win. Lexie Davis paced the team with a two-run shot in the sixth.

Luther and Suzie Walzer also saw some pitching action for Flagstaff while Davis pitched the last three innings for Alaska.

Saturday, July 16
Hawaii 6, Alaska 4
So. California 9, Oregon 3
No. California 15, Washington 0
Utah 11, Marana 1
Hawaii 13, Flagstaff 3
So. California 8, Montana 1
Oregon 8, Marana 5
Alaska 14, Washington 11

Sunday, July 17
Alaska 11, Flagstaff 4
Oregon 11, Montana 9

Monday, July 18
Hawaii vs. No. California, 8 a.m.
So. California vs. Utah, 8 a.m.
Washington vs. Montana, 5 p.m.
Marana vs. Flagstaff, 5 p.m.
Oregon vs. So. California/Utah loser, 7:30 p.m.
Alaska vs. Hawaii/No. California loser, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 19
Consolation Championship, 5 pm.
Championship Bracket, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 20
Elimination Game, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 21
Championship Game, 7:30 p.m.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at


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