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Montesano Warriors wins USSSA 8-U C softball state title

LACEY — The Montesano Warriors went unbeaten to capture a historic USSSA 8-U Class C fastpitch softball championship last weekend at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey.

Tournament officials indicated that this may have been the first-ever USSSA tournament in that age group.

Sponsored by All Blinged Out, the Warriors outscored their first two opponents 26-2 to advance directly to the title round.

They then trounced the South Sound Blizzards from Graham, 19-5. Jasmyn Polanco hit an inside-the-park home run and Adi Kersker tripled for the Warriors.

The Warriors were coached by Brandon Knutson, Lynsi Polanco, Ed Benton, Joey Kersker and Jeff Robinson.

Team members included Kallie Knutson, Clara Benton, Emma Wirt, Ella Wiess, Addie Winter, Mikayla Stanfield, Jasmyn Polanco, Ally Mills, Chase Wirt, Olivia Robinson, Adi Kersker, Kayla Schoch, Ruby Jones, Ally Parkin, Amelia Backholm, Mairah Hammell and Mady Ramsey.