By Tim Clinton
VANCOUVER--A close 5-4 loss spelled the end of the season for the West Seattle team at the 2015 Washington State 10/11 Baseball Tournament.
The Westsiders fell to a District 9 team that has won four straight including that game to reach Friday's losers bracket final assured of at least a third-place state finish.
District 9 is from the Mercer Island and Eastside area.
West Seattle opened the tournament played at the Fort Vancouver Little League complex in Vancouver by posting an 8-2 victory over the host District 4 team Saturday, before falling to District 2 (Kitsap area) by a 15-5 score in a winner's bracket quarterfinal Sunday.
The Westsiders then rebounded for a 5-3 win over District 11 (Anacortes, Bellingham area) Monday before being bumped out by District 9 on Tuesday.
West Seattle came in as the District 7 champion after winning a five-team tournament earlier this month.
The team of 10 and 11 year olds was managed by Isaiah Brent, who was assisted by Steve Savage and Ted Godwin.