Eastlake ends West Seattle season
By Tim Clinton
West Seattle's state stay ended with an 8-1 loss to Eastlake Thursday.
The Westsiders finished with a 2-2 record in the Major Little League action for 11-12 year-olds played at the Luke Jensen complex in Vancouver.
West Seattle won its opener by a 5-4 score over Camas and blasted Gig Harbor National, 13-1, before being knocked into the loser's bracket by Federal Way, 14-6. Federal Way went on to become the undefeated team in the final awaiting an opponent out of the loser's bracket.
West Seattle set out to be the survivor in the loser's bracket, but took the loss at the hands of Eastlake to be eliminated.
The District 7 championship West Seattle squad was managed by Jason Woodward with David Douglas and Jon Muench serving as coaches.
Players for West Seattle this year included Chris Frost, Dylan Diggdon, Henry Muench, Henry Ruf, Nathan Pelley, Jack Summers, Jarek Woodward, Joe Pare, Kai Osaka, Kenji Suzuki, Noah Oehling, Richie Wallace and Will Douglas.
The West Seattle charter president is Brian Pare.
Next year West Seattle will be the host of the Majors state tournament, which will be played on the Bar-S fields above Alki Point.