Klahowya baseball wins first state title

Klahowya baseball won its first state title in program history, destroying top-ranked Naches Valley 12-1.

Before the 1A state baseball tournament began, Klahowya never won a game in the state playoffs. In the title game, the third-ranked Eagles struck within minutes against No. 1 Naches Valley, piling up four runs in the first inning.

Klahowya added two more runs a few innings later to make it 6-1. Then they added two late runs to keep Naches Valley far away from a comeback. The Eagles captured the title with dominance, winning 12-1.

Klahowya picked up a 3-0 win over Cedar Park Christian to reach the state championship game.

Neither team scored in the first inning of the semi-final matchup. Yet, Klahowya struck in the top of the second. Nolan Rowe and Carson Moore picked up singles with an out. Aiden Michael picked up the third single in the inning and scored Rowe. Klahowya added its second run in the fifth inning.

Matthew Bailey hit a two-out double and Juaren Salas picked up the RBI with a single. Klahowya’s final run came in the top of the sixth.