West Seattle clinches state berth in fast pitch softball

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

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.

Juanita 9, Chief Sealth 0

Chief Sealth's season ended with Monday's loser-out opening round loss against the Rebels.

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Sportswatch: For the week of May 13-19

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

High schools
Baseball
Kennedy Catholic faces a loser-out game Wednesday, playing Bonney Lake in a 7 p.m. playoff game at Heidelberg Park in Tacoma.
If the Lancers win, they will play at the same site at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Seattle Christian is also still alive in the postseason, playing a 4:30 p.m. game Friday at either Charles Wright or Curtis.

Fastpitch
The Seamount League regular season concludes with four games starting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Kennedy Cathoic visits Evergreen for a 3:30 p.m. game as Foster hosts Renton, Highline entertains Lindbergh and Tyee travels to Hazen.
The Metro League tournament concludes Friday with both West Seattle and Chief Sealth assured of no worse than a sixth place finish.
The championship game takes place at 7 p.m. at the Southwest Athletic Complex following the game for third and fourth at 5 p.m.
Southeast Athletic Complex is the site of the game for fifth and sixth place at 5 p.m.

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Sports Roundup 5-18-15

Friday, May 15
Baseball
SCS 4, Klahowya 1
Seattle Christian captured the West Central District Class 1A title with Friday's victory over Klahowya at Curtis High School in University Place.
The Warriors now advance to the regional level of state play for the final 16 teams.
Seattle Christian will take on South Whidbey in a 10 a.m. Saturday game at Volunteer Park in Anacortes.
The Warriors must win that game and a second that afternoon to reach the May 29-30 state tournament in Yakima.

Saturday, May 16
Boys soccer
Central Kitsap 2, Kennedy 1
Kennedy Catholic came up short in Saturday's West Central District Class 3A championship battle at Highline Memorial Stadium, losing in a tiebreaker penalty kick shootout to Central Kitsap.
The Lancers were outscored in the shootout, 3-2.
JFK will open state action Tuesday, playing Shorewood in a 7:30 p.m. match at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila -- the Lancers' regular home field.
Liberty 3, Tyee 0
Tyee played for the West Central District 2A title Saturday at Franklin Pierce High School in Parkland and lost to Liberty of Issaquah.

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