The Nunaka Valley softball team scored four runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to blow out Kirkland, Washington, 9-2 to advance to Saturday's Junior League Softball World Series Championship Game. The 12 to 14 year old girls from Anchorage, who finished last year's tournament 3 and 2 and also qualified a Little League team for a World Series in 2009, will play for its first international championship against Layritz Little League, from Victoria, British Columbia, at 1:00 p.m. ADT on Saturday.
Morgan Hill led the Nunaka Valley offense with three hits, including RBI's in both big innings. Jacynne Augafa clubbed a two-run double to cap a four-run fifth inning. Hannah Peterson, who also pitched in relief, contributed two hits and an RBI in the sixth. Peterson's hit was followed by an RBI double by Hill and Nanea Tali's run-scoring single to cap the scoring.
Kirkland entered Friday's semifinal as the only unbeaten team in the tournament. In Saturday's title game, Nunaka Valley will take on a Layritz ( BC ) squad that defeated Puerto Rico, 5-2 on Friday.