West Seattle Juniors win one of three at state
By Tim Clinton
West Seattle won one of three games at the Junior Little League baseball
state tournament in Spokane, but was close to much more.
After the Westsiders opened with a 6-0 victory over Key Peninsula on Sunday, the team was narrowly edged, 9-6, by Cascade in a winner's bracket semifinal Monday.
Cascade went on to become the undefeated team in Friday's finals, needing to be defeated twice to miss out on a Washington state title and Western Regional action in Vancouver.
West Seattle, meanwhile, went on to be eliminated by another tough team in Richmond, losing by a 24-8 score Tuesday in a game stopped after six innings by a 10-run rule.
Richmond went on to reach at least the winner's bracket final that is to be played Thursday night.
West Seattle entered the tournament played at Medical Lake High School as the District 7 champion, drawing a bye past the first round Saturday.
The manager of the West Seattle team was Mark Terao and the coach was Mark O'Neal. The West Seattle president is Brian Pare.
Players for the Westsiders included Jacob Terao, Grayson O'Neil, Timothy Roach, Elijah Phouangphet, Andy Chin, Jackson Oehling, Marques Titialii, Preston Burton, Blue James and Soren Sagmoen.