Heritage softball stops Jackson to advance

In the Class 4A softball quarterfinals in Tacoma, Britney Sorenson pitched a four-hit shutout as the Heritage Timberwolves handed Jackson of Mill Creek its first loss of the season.

Sorenson struck out six and walked one in Heritage’s second win of the day.

Two walks and a one-out single by Desirae Cook in the top of the fourth gave Heritage a 1-0 lead. In the top of the seventh, the Timberwolves added two runs on consecutive hits by Brooke Sorenson, Veronica Ellis and Leila Stutesman.

Britney Sorenson got a key strikeous with one out and a runner at second in the sixth, and another to end the game with two aboard in the seventh. That came after consecutive grounders to shortstop Ally Huss produced outs at third base.

“Very solid defense,” Heritage coach Angie Michaels said, summing up the game.

Heritage will play against Walla Walla in a state semifinal likely to start around 7 p.m. The state championship game will immediately follow the semifinals. Kelso and Inglemoor meet in the other semifinal.

The tournament has been condensed to one day after rain washed out play on Friday.

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