By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
July 25, 2017, update.
The team won their second game and advanced to the quarterfinals as number one seed! Check it out here: Mill Creek 12U Little League Softball team advances to Western Regional Quarterfinals.
July 22, 2017, update.
The team won their first game in San Bernardino! Check it out here: Mill Creek Little League Softball All Stars win first Western Regional Championship game.
Original July 21, 2017, article.
The Mill Creek Little League 12-year-old softball all stars dominated the other teams at the 2017 Washington State Championship Tournament held July 6th to 11th, winning each game they played. Their hitting and pitching was impressive as they scored 64 runs while only giving up 3 runs to their opponents.
The Washington State title qualified them for their second trip to the San Bernardino, California, regional championship tournament in two years. Play begins Friday, July 21st.
Many of this year’s Mill Creek team members were also on the team that went to the regional tournament last year, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by a tough Hawaii team. Hawaii went on to be the tournament runner-up.
This year Mill Creek’s team includes five girls who were in San Bernardino last year, so they know what to expect.
Mill Creek’s first game is against their arch-rival Hawaii on Saturday, July 22nd, at 9:00 am.
Check out the Mill Creek Little League Facebook page where you can see updates on the team’s progress.
Let’s all wish them the best!
2017 Washington State 12s Softball Tournament results. Image courtesy of Washington State Little League.