Slow pitch softball team takes 3rd at state
Congratulations to the Walla Walla High School Girls Slow Pitch Softball Team for placing third in the 2023 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association tournament. The team finished 4th in 2022.
The Blue Devils opened tournament play by defeating Juanita 15-5. The team faced off with the Mount Spokane Wildcats, who had been ranked #1 in the state for most of the season, in the next round. The Blue Devils fell by a score of 20-17 in what coach Bill Plucker described as a championship caliber game played by both teams. Wa-Hi defeated Lake Washington 16-5 to advance to the 3rd/4th place game where the ladies overwhelmed Columbia River by a score of 31-8.
“Congratulations to Coach Bill Plucker and his team for a fantastic season,” said Athletic Director Chris Ferenz. “With a team philosophy ‘I am because we are,’ the Blue Devils finished with a record of 21-5.”