The Gig Harbor softball team didn’t take an easy road to the Class 3A state tournament this year.
After losing its second game of the West Central III/Southwest bidistrict tournament to Kelso, 5-0, Gig Harbor had to win three games in a row to make it to state.
The Tides answered the call, beating Peninsula, 3-2; then Timberline, 6-2, and finally Prairie, 4-1, to secure the No. 5 seed in the state tournament this weekend at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey.
Freshman Adelaide Werner threw a complete game against Prairie to guide the Tides to the win and state berth.
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Gig Harbor will open against Redmond at noon Friday (May 26) on Field 4. The winner faces the winner of Edmonds-Woodway and Kelso later that day, at 4 p.m. on the same field.
Redmond has posted a 21-4 overall record this season and won the 3A KingCo with a 13-1 record in league.
Gig Harbor boasts an 18-7 record on the season. The Tides will likely be without senior ace Jordan Adams for the state tournament after she suffered an injury earlier in the postseason.