Marana (West U.S.), which went 1-3 in Pool B of the Junior League Softball World Series, will face unbeaten Bago City, Philippines (Asia-Pacific) in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 2 p.m. at Kirkland, Wash.
Bago City topped Pool A with a 4-0 record.
The single-elimination bracket will crown a champion on Saturday.
Marana lost to Sealy, Texas (Southwest U.S.) by a score of 7-3 on Wednesday to finish its Pool B schedule.
Cadence Beck went 3 for 3 with a double and a run and also pitched two hitless innings of relief for Marana.
Kyla Layton belted a two-run home run and Isabella Brooks-Rojel had an RBI double.
Marana tied the game at 3 in the fourth inning behind Layton’s home run and Brooks-Rojel’s double but Sealy scored four runs in the bottom of that inning to pull away.
Marana out-hit Sealy 11-9 but Sealy stole eight bases in the game to manufacture its runs.