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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

Cardinals battle back for state softball berth

Cardinals' must-win over Riverside earns first state softball berth since 2006


Paul Delaney

Medical Lake's Claire Dormaier tries to tag Cashmere's Syndee Mongeon in Saturday's 1A playoff game.

Faced with the choice of packing up the gear for the year after last Saturday's 3-2 Bi-District 1A softball loss to Cashmere, or figuring out a way to beat Riverside and pack for a trip this weekend to the Tri-Cities, the Medical Lake Cardinals chose the latter.

They shored up the defense that cost them in the opener, took advantage of some shoddy fielding by their opponents and scored a 5-2 win in the loser-out game.

That sent the Cardinals into a Friday contest with Seattle Christian at Columbia Playfield in Richland at noon. It's Medical Lake's first trip to the state finals since 2006...

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