West Seattle misses fourth championship

By Tim Clinton

West Seattle narrowly missed a sweep of all four District 7 Little League all-star baseball tournaments Friday, taking a 10-9 if-necessary championship loss to Rainier District in the age 10-11 bracket.

West Seattle's Juniors age 13-14 team had just won its title two days earlier by a 7-6 score over PacWest, and that followed championships in the Majors and age 9-10 tournaments a week earlier.

To top off the fact that three teams made state after West Seattle High School also made state was impressive.

"There's a lot of good baseball being played in West Seattle right now," pointed out Juniors manager Mark Terao after filming the 10-11 game. "The future looks bright. These kids battled hard to the end out there. I couldn't be more proud of what these kids did."

The 9-10's fell behind early, 3-1, then came back to take a temporary 4-3 lead.

But Rainier bounced back to score six runs on six hits in the bottom of the fourth to jump back out front, 9-4, and barely held on from there.

For more details and photos of the 10-11 team watch the West Seattle Herald website.

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