Local state runner-up softball team reflects on season



KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — After finishing second in the state, the 9-10-year-old Klamath Falls Little League softball team had a chance to reflect on the season during Monday’s Goofing Around at Lunch.

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Three members of the team were in the 960 the Sports Legend studio with coach Rachel Spoon. 

MacKinley Hudson, 9, was the youngest of the three to attend the show and discussed her nerves entering the state tournament.

MacKinley Hudson on Goofing Around at Lunch

In contrast, Grace Spoon, 11, was the oldest and had played in the tournament before. Hudson described Spoon as being capable of playing all the bases. The team advanced to the championship game after a come-from-behind 3-1 win over Tigard in the semifinals.

Grace Spoon on Goofing Around at Lunch

The team eventually lost 10-0 to La Grande in the title game. Kyli Melsness, 10, says the La Grande pitcher was very tough to play against.

Kyli Melsness on Goofing Around at Lunch

There has been a lot of youth baseball and softball success in the Basin this summer, including the 9-10-year-old Little League baseball team. They will play in the state tournament this month. Both the 11-12-year-old softball and baseball teams won the district title this season.

The 13-year-old Babe Ruth team won the state championship last Sunday. They play this weekend in the Regional tournament in Centralia, Wash. 

Starting July 30, there will be 10 Senior Babe Ruth teams in Klamath Falls for the Pacific Northwest Regional tournament at Kiger Stadium. The field includes the Klamath Falls-based Crater Lake Babe Ruth team. 960 the Sports Legend and Newstalk 1150 KAGO will have play-by-play coverage of the games.