Thunder Mountain's Alondra Echiverri makes it to second just ahead of Sitka shortstop Minh Iwamoto Friday, May 20, in Sitka.

Thunder Mountain's Alondra Echiverri makes it to second just ahead of Sitka shortstop Minh Iwamoto Friday, May 20, in Sitka.

Photos: Falcons face Sitka

Thunder Mountain’s Alondra Echiverri makes it to second just ahead of Sitka shortstop Minh Iwamoto Friday, May 20, in Sitka.

Thunder Mountain's Alondra Echiverri makes it to third just ahead of Sitka shortstop Minh Iwamoto Friday, May 20, in Sitka.

Thunder Mountain’s Alondra Echiverri makes it to third just ahead of Sitka shortstop Minh Iwamoto Friday, May 20, in Sitka.

Thunder Mountain shortstop Maxie Saceda-Hurt tags out Sitka's Haillee Miller Friday, May 20, in Sitka.

Thunder Mountain shortstop Maxie Saceda-Hurt tags out Sitka’s Haillee Miller Friday, May 20, in Sitka.

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