WEST WARWICK — The Rhody Wave Runners 10U softball team lost in the semifinals of the USA Softball Class C state tournament to the Fury, 14-8, Saturday at Riverside Park.
Sarah Arnold, Jett Cronin, Ava D’Ortona and Tori Gabriele each had two hits for the Westerly-based Wave Runners.
Pitcher Lyla Auth took her first loss in the tournament. D’Ortona relieved Auth and finished with three strikeouts in three innings.
The Wave Runners had opened play in the single-elimination portion of the tournament earlier Saturday with a 9-1 win against the Crush as Auth threw a five-inning no-hitter with 11 strikeouts.
Cronin had two hits and scored twice. Ella Keegan finished with two hits including her fourth straight game with a triple.
Rhody will be in action next week in the Bash on the Beach tournament in Westerly that starts on Friday. The tournament will have 75 teams in various age groups.
— Keith Kimberlin