Blaine softball beat the Riverside Rams 3-1 at the 1A state tournament in Richland May 26.
Junior pitcher Emersyn Bakker shined on the mound and at the plate. She had 16 strikeouts and allowed the Rams only five hits in the game. Bakker also went two-for-two at the plate, pushing in two runs in the first inning and one run in the fifth inning.
With the win, the Lady Borderites will play No. 1 seed Montesano in the state semifinal at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27 at Columbia Playfields in Richland. A win would send them to the championship game at 4 p.m., while a loss would place them in the consolation bracket semifinal at 1:30 p.m.
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