The Yakima United women secured a Northwest Premier League playoff spot Sunday with three matches remaining in the season.

The United (3-2) beat the Oly-Pen Force 6-0 at Yakima Valley College.

Lauryn Peters finished with a hat trick, scoring the first goal of the game in eight seconds. She added her second goal in the 31st minute of the first half and her third in the 51st minute of the second half.

Goalkeeper Brynlee Ward secured the shutout with three saves.

Grace Terrill, Natalie Wright and Corynn Vigil all scored second half goals for Yakima.

The United women will travel to Centralia on Saturday to play the Twin City Union.

First half: 1, Yakima, Lauryn Peters (Kaley Roberts) 1:00; 2, Yakima, Peters (Natalie Nagle), 31:00.

Second half: 3, Yakima, Grace Terrill (Nagle), 50:00; 4, Yakima, Peters, 51:00; 5, Yakima, Natalie Wright (Delaney Romero), 64:00; 6, Yakima Corynn Vigil (Sophie Painter), 72:00.

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Saves: Brynlee Ward (YU) 3.


Junior Legion

SATURDAY’S GAMES June Jam Tournament

Yakima Junior Beetles 4, Northwest Future 2 (YJB: Angel Morales 1-3, 2 RBI; Damien Gamma 1-3; Dylan Morrow 1-3, RBI; Eddie Almaguer 1-2, run, RBI; Jeff Edgar 1-3, run; Hunter Klinow 1-4, run; Wyatt Beachnow 1-3, run).

West Valley Baseball Club 7, Pendelton 3 (WVBC: Blake Steiner 6 2-3 IP, 2 hits; Tommy Meluskey 2 hits; Layne Lemke 2 hits.


Kennewick Phantoms 11, West Valley Baseball Club 6 (KP: Mamiya HR. WBVC: Johnny Hanses 2-run single).