The Chiawana Riverhawks are the 2023 Class 4A Slowpitch Softball State Champions.

Chiawana High School won the State's top Slowpitch Softball prize after besting Union High School (Vancouver, Washington) 21-0 in the championship game. This year's State Championship is the third in a row for the Riverhawks.

To reach the State Championship game for the third consecutive year, the Riverhawks powered through the eight-team bracket. They topped Bothel 23-7 in the opening round before beating Woodinville in the semi-finals 30-1 before the championship game.

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CHS after the win (Photo: ESN)


The Chiawana Riverhawks were impressive at the State Tournament in Yakima, Washington.

In this year's State Tournament, the Chiawana Riverhawks were a force to be reckoned with as they outscored their opponents 74-8. Offensively, they were able to hit over .500 as a team. Chiawana's Head Coach Brian Thomas described his team as a combination of speed and power, and this year's team was one of the hardest-hitting teams he has been around. He also added that the players were extremely skilled at every position on the field.

[They are] just one of the best all-around teams I have seen," said Coach Thomas. "Super fun to coach and exciting to watch, especially when it all comes together at the biggest tournament."

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The team celebrates the win (Photo: ESN)

The tournament's top four teams.

In the 4A State Tournament Union, High School finished runner-up, while Wenatchee's Eastmount High School took third place, and Central Valley (Spokane, Washington) finished in third place.

2023 was a memorable season for Chiawana Slowpitch Softball.

The State Championship title comes after Riverhawks put together an impressive season where they finished 21-2.


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