In the end, only District 2-3A rival Raton — and really, just one or two productive innings — stood in the way of a spot in the state championship game.
West Las Vegas shocked third-seeded Portales 11-4 in the first round of the Class 3A state softball tournament on Friday in Las Cruces.
Then the Lady Dons, the 14th seeded team in the field, upended sixth-seeded Miyamura 7-5 in the quarterfinals.
Those two upsets moved West into a Saturday morning semifinal matchup with Raton — the district champion and the No. 2 team in the state.
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