NORTH BEND — For the second year in a row, the Astoria softball team came up one win short of the state playoffs.
North Bend pitcher Cheyenne Datan tossed a no-hitter, helping the Bulldogs to a 10-0 win over the Lady Fishermen in a Class 4A Regional Play-in game Thursday at North Bend.
The No. 9-ranked Bulldogs (18-7 overall) advance to the state playoffs for the first time ever, while Astoria finishes 11-14.
Datan allowed only two base runners, both in the first inning.
Hailey Ranta was hit by a pitch and Abi Danen drew a walk to put two runners on with one out, before Datan was able to get out of the jam.
Datan finished with 10 strikeouts and retired every Astoria batter in order for the remainder of the game.
Meanwhile, North Bend pounded out 15 hits and scored three or more runs in four at-bats.
Every player in the Bulldog lineup had a hit and six players scored runs for North Bend. No. 9 hitter Hannah Robison was 3-for-3 and teammate Carlie Paquette was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a home run. Maddie Finnigan had a two-run double and Mekenzie Brock added a triple in the first inning, helping the Bulldogs to a quick 3-0 lead.