Prep softball: Sultan 2, Nooksack Valley 1

SEDRO-WOOLLEY — Sultan overcame four errors and an early deficit to rally and beat Nooksack Valley Thursday in a 1A District tournament semifinal, clinching a state tournament berth and a chance for a district title.

Kayla Downs played hero in the bottom of the seventh inning with a fielder’s choice that scored Bethany Kirkpatrick from third base.

Kirkpatrick, who was 3-for-3 with a home run in the game, led off the inning with a triple.

Shelby Jeffries got her second win of the day on the mound — she had 15 strikeouts against Lynden Christian in game one — with another complete game, 11-strikeout performance.

At Janicki Fields

N. Valley1000000—121

Sultan0010001—264

A. Pike and B. Turner. Shelby Jeffries and Daphne Pohaku. WP—Jeffries. LP—Pike. 3B—Bethany Kirkpatrick (S). HR—Kirkpatrick (S). Records—Nooksack Valley 14-8. Sultan 11-11.

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