The 10U Forks Babe Ruth softball team qualified for state play at Hoquiam this week. Here the team parades around a Tillicum Park diamond on July 5 during the opening ceremonies of the West End Youth League-hosted 61st Annual Washington State Babe Ruth Fast Pitch Tournament. Some 20 teams competed in games played both at Duncan Fields and at the Tillicum ball fields. Many community volunteers lent a hand in staging the tournament which ran four days and filled sidewalks and motel rooms in Forks.
Forks Radio KFKB Radio 1490 AM is scheduled to broadcast the West Regional Babe Ruth 10U Forks Allstars fast pi tch games begi nni ng Thursday morning, July 19 from Gable Field at Hoquiam High School. Lower Columbia College Red Devil radio-T.V. announcer Oly Archibald will have the live play by play. The Forks 10U team just finished 3rd in the state Babe Ruth Tournament to qualify for the West Regionals. The Forks All-stars are led by ace pitchers Julia Lausche and Jayden Olson. The 10U team’s first games begins on Thursday at 3 p.m. against Umpqua Valley. The 10U team then plays Friday, July 20 at 8 a.m. against Ellensburg, at 10 a.m. against Meridian Idaho and at 4 p.m. versus Hoquiam. The weekend scheduled for the Forks team will depend on how pool play goes for them on Friday. The double elimination finals are set for Saturday and Sunday.