Warm Springs wins opener

by: Photo By Joe McHaney - Jefferson County infielders Melissa Field and Kianna Moschetti collide while catching a fly ball during a District 5 Little League Juniors softball game against Crook County June 30.

The Jefferson County Junior softball all-star players, coaches and parents had high expectations for this year's District 5 Little League all-star tournament, but things did not go their way.
   Jefferson County lost to Crook County and Redmond and was eliminated from the field of play. Warm Springs Nation, however, earned a 19-8 win over Crook County and played Columbia after press deadline Monday for the right to play for the tournament championship at 2:30 p.m. July 4.
   WSN 19, Crook Co. 8
   Crook County scored six runs in the first inning, but Warm Springs Nation allowed just two runs over the final four innings of play to earn a 19-8 second-round victory over Crook County July 1.
   Marcena Nara went two for two and scored three runs and teammates Jordan Patt and Orrah David each scored three runs for Warm Springs, which scored six runs in the third frame and added five in the fourth frame.
   Casmisha Smith went one for one with a run scored for Warm Springs Nation.
   Columbia 19, Redmond 4
   Kenzie Blankenship went three for three with a double and scored four runs to lift Columbia past Redmond 19-4 in the second round.
   Crook Co. 10, Jeff. Co. 8
   Kelsie Mitchell scored three runs and Kira Thomas went three for five with two runs scored for Jefferson County during a 10-8 loss to Crook County.
   Redmond 11, Jeff. Co. 9
   Hailey Burress went four for four and scored four runs to lead Redmond past Jefferson County 11-9 in an elimination game.
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