West Seattle pitcher, Jake Magera, #15, throws to first during Tuesday’s game against Bainbridge Island. West Seattle won the game 13-8.
SLIDESHOW: West Seattle, Sealth win in Metro tourney
By Tim Clinton
West Seattle earned its way into the Metro League Baseball Tournament championship game with a 13-8 victory over Bainbridge on Tuesday.
The Wildcats will face O'Dea in a 7 p.m. title game at Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center on Thursday.
The Wildcats are already assured of a top two tournament finish -- and a seed into next week's state regional action.
O'Dea advanced with an 11-6 victory over Seattle Prep on Tuesday.
West Seattle trailed by an 8-3 score going into the fifth inning in Tuesday's action that was played at Mel Olson, but rallied for eight runs with the help of eight walks at that time to take the win.
Graham French led the way at the plate for the Wildcats with three hits including a home run and a double. He racked up four RBI.
Chief Sealth 4, Nathan Hale 3
Chief Sealth kept its season alive by edging Nathan Hale, 4-3, in a loser-out game at Mel Olson Stadium on Monday.
"It was a great win," said Seahawks head coach Ernest Policarpio. "It was back-and-forth until the end."
Senior pitcher Merle Rowan-Kennedy tossed a complete game outing for Chief Sealth to earn the victory. He struck out eight while giving up only two earned runs on five hits and two walks.
Senior Izac Bauer and junior Mason Moe led the Seahawks hitters by both going 2-for-3 with one RBI.
Chief Sealth plays another loser-out game at 7 p.m. Wednesday against Bainbridge.
The winner plays for third and fourth place at 4 p.m. Thursday.
The third place team goes straight to state, while the loser plays the KingCo No. 2 team for a berth at 12 Saturday, also at Mel Olson.
EDITORS NOTE: We apologize for no photos of the Sealth game. Our photographer had to leave for health reasons.
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