There are plenty of teams left in the baseball and softball state playoffs, with tennis and track and field this weekend as well. Here’s a look at all of the area participants.
West Valley trailed 3-2 entering the sixth inning of its State 2A quarterfinal game against Liberty (Issaquah) on Saturday at Gonzaga Prep. Toby Andrews and George Fisher plated runs in the rally and the Eagles defeated the Patriots 4-3. WV knocked off Steilacoom 4-1 in a first-round game earlier in the day.
West Valley (16-8) faces Mountlake Terrace (17-8) in a 2A semifinal at County Stadium in Yakima on Friday at 1 p.m. The 2A title game is Saturday at 4 p.m. at County Stadium.
Freeman scored five in the bottom of the seventh of its 1A quarterfinal against College Place on Saturday at Ferris HS and pulled off a 7-6 win. Keegan Cottrell went 2 for 4 and drove in the winning run while Desmond Parisotto went 3 for 4 with two RBIs. Freeman eliminated Kiona-Benton 10-0 in its first-round game.
The Scotties (22-3) advance to their fourth consecutive 1A final four and will face Cedar Park Christian (19-5) on Friday at 7 p.m. at County Stadium in Yakima.
The 1B championship game pits two Eastern Washington teams, one from Northeast 1B and one from Southeast.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline (24-0) and Colton (17-6) play for the 1B title on Saturday at 4 p.m. at Wheeler Field in Centralia.
ACH edged Pomeroy 2-0 in its semifinal on Saturday, while Colton downed Evergreen Lutheran 2-1 as Cameron Bean allowed two hits over 6 2/3 innings and Luke Vining delivered a two-run single in the third inning.
Fifteen area teams qualified for the six double-elimination tournaments, spread across the state, that begin on Friday.
The 4A tourney is at Merkel Sports Complex. District 8 second-place Central Valley (20-2) faces Eastmont at noon and third-place University (17-7) takes on Puyallup at 10 a.m., with subsequent games later in the day.
CV dropped an 8-1 decision to visiting Richland in the district championship game on Saturday. U-Hi downed Walla Walla and Hanford back-to-back to punch its ticket to state.
Mt. Spokane (19-3), the District 8 3A champ, takes on Stadium at 9 a.m. at Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey.
In the 2A tourney at Carlon Park in Selah, district champion Cheney (19-2) plays Woodland at 10 a.m. Crossover winner East Valley (13-10) faces North Kitsap at noon.
Three area teams qualified for the 1A tourney – two winning crossovers – at the Columbia Playfields in Richland. District champion Deer Park (17-6) challenges South Whidbey at noon. Chewelah (20-2) plays Montesano at 10 a.m. and Lakeside (15-6) takes on Warden at noon.
The B tournaments at Gateway Sports Complex in Yakima feature a host of Eastern Washington teams.
Northeast 2B champion Northwest Christian (23-0), Liberty (16-6), Colfax (15-7) and Lind-Ritzville/Sprague (13-11) all qualified for the 2B tourney.
District champion Almira/Coulee-Hartline (21-3), Colton (19-3), Inchelium (18-6) and Pomeroy (12-7) make up half of the 1B eight-team bracket.
Gonzaga Prep’s Tyler Timperman qualified for the 4A boys bracket at Columbia Basin Racquet Club in Richland and faces James Morton of West Valley (Yakima) in a first-round match on Friday. Graham Clark of Mt. Spokane is in the 3A tourney at TriCity Court Club in Kennewick and faces Tommy Lyons of Ferndale in the first round. Freeman’s Andy Simmerman, Noah Ray of Medical Lake and Tyson Lim of Deer Park qualified for the 1A/2B/1B tournament at the Yakima Tennis Club.
In boys doubles, Dean and Evan West of Central Valley, Blake Hansen/Andrew Walker of Ferris and Edward and Eric Liu of Mead qualified in 4A. Mt. Spokane’s Henry and George Johnson represent the GSL in 3A. Cheney’s Dixon Gerber/Aaron Filmore qualified for the 2A tourney at the Nordstrom Tennis Center in Seattle. In the small-school tourney, Freeman qualified two teams: Trevor Paternoster/Kolby Emtman and Owen Bryant/Daniel Gady. Chewelah’s Keith Justice/Trevor Arnold also made it.
On the girls side, G-Prep’s Callah Preti takes on Shea Rubrigth of West Valley (Yakima) in a first-round match. Mead’s Kaite Kuka takes on Maddie Egan of Rogers (Puyallup). The pair could meet in a semifinal.
Ava Raney (West Valley) qualified for 2A. Allie Michael (Deer Park), Sarah Simmerman (Freeman) and Lauren Senske (St. George’s) qualified for the small-school tourney.
In doubles, U-Hi’s Sophie Orndorff/Maygen Osborn and Mead’s Emma and Sophie Kohler qualified in 4A. Shadle Park’s Jillian Groves/Makenna Grier earned a spot in 3A. In the small-school tourney, Elizabeth Grubb/Kaite Keller (Chewelah), Rylee Thomas/Alyssa Figy (Lakeside) and Kendra Gay/Gillian Hartman (Lakeside) qualified.