By Tim Clinton
West Seattle wrapped up a state Class 3A fastpitch softball tournament berth by burying Bellevue, 7-2, Tuesday evening.
The win in the Wildcats' first game of the Sea-King District 2 tournament gives them at least a fourth place finish in the tournament and the top five finishers advance to state May 29-30.
West Seattle will play in the Sea-King semifinals at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Southwest Athletic Complex located near Chief Sealth High School.
A win would advance the Wildcats into the 7 p.m. championship at the same location Friday, while a loss would drop them into the game for third and fourth place at 5 p.m. Friday at the SWAC.
West Seattle came into the tournament as the No. 2 seed out of the Seamount League tournament, while Bellevue came in as the Kingco No. 3 team and had to win a loser-out game against Holy Names on Monday. Bellevue won that game, 15-0.
West Seattle received a bye past that round.
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