Sports: Sequim All-Stars win state title — “that was for KayDee!”

  • Friday, July 25, 2003 12:01am
  • Sports

By Tim Roach

SNOQUALMIE — The Sequim Junior Little League fastpitch team won the state championship thanks to a dramatic two-run home run by Ashley Pearson in the top of the ninth inning against South Everett.

After losing to South Everett 4-2 on Wednesday, Sequim bounced back to win 8-7 in nine innings Thursday.

In a tournament marred by the Tuesday death of Sequim team member KayDee Campbell, the Sequim team persevered to honor its teammate.

“After her first strikeout in the second inning, pitcher Michelle (Balliett) turned to her father (Sequim assistant coach Mike Balliett) and said ‘That was for KayDee,”‘ said Sequim head coach Lorie Forshaw after the game.

Campbell, a 13-year-old outfielder, died Tuesday afternoon of injuries suffered in a car wreck on state Highway 169 in Maple Valley after last Saturday’s tournament game.

Sequim finishes with a 5-1 record in the tournament and will move on to play next at the 2003 Junior Softball Division Series in Portland, Ore., starting Saturday.


The rest of the story appears in the Friday/Saturday PDN.

More in Sports

LEFTIES: Twelve walks lead Bells over Port Angeles

Port Angeles pitchers combined to allow 12 Bellingham walks and… Continue reading

OUTDOORS: Chinook limit cut to one off Neah Bay starting today

Weekend of fishing trims 12 percent off quota

Christi Baron/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Forks' Dalton Kilmer, center, is one of five North Olympic Peninsula athletes who will play for the West team in the Class 2A/1A/B Earl Barden Classic, the all-state football game, in Yakima on Saturday. Kilmer is joined by Forks football coach Trevor Highfield and his mom, Amy Kilmer.
ALL-STATE FOOTBALL: Six players representing West

Rivals, Roughriders, Rangers and Spartans in 2A/1A/B game

Courtesy WA Golf 
Golfers competing in a U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier tee off on the first hole at Port Ludlow Golf Course on Tuesday.
GOLF: Port Ludlow hosts U.S. Junior Amateur Qualifier

Sequim’s Sweet shoots 3-over-par 75, ties for 16th

Courtesy photo
Alison Agness, left, and her father, Port Angeles' Bruce Skinner, celebrate after completing a marathon in Lima, Peru over Memorial Day Weekend. Skinner has now completed his goal of running marathons on all seven continents.
MARATHON RUNNING: Lucky No. 7 for Bruce Skinner

Completes marathons on all seven continents

Most Read