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.