Youth ball: High school summer tournament under way



The Clark County High School Summer Baseball League tournament is under way at Columbia River and Skyview high schools.

Today’s schedule has loser-out games at 3 p.m. at each field as Evergreen faces Heritage at Columbia River, and Hockinson plays Camas at Skyview. At 5:30 p.m. today Skyview faces Columbia River at Columbia River in the winner’s bracket.

On Saturday, there is a loser-out game at 1 p.m. and a potential championship game at 4 p.m. The if-needed championship game is at 1 p.m. Sunday. All Saturday and Sunday games will be at Columbia River.

Skyview and Columbia River remained in the winner’s bracket with wins on Thursday. Heritage eliminated Prairie, and Hockinson eliminated Union.This is the fifth summer that area high schools have organized their own summer league. Past champions are the Prairie Dawgs (2008), Columbia River (2009), Mountain View (2010) and Vancouver (Skyview) Storm Devils (2011).

Little League tournaments

Two baseball teams from Clark County are among the 13 that on Saturday will begin play in the Little League Washington State Tournament at Lions Park in Walla Walla.

The Little League all-stars from Central Vancouver and from Glenwood won their district baseball championships to earn a spot in the state tournament for players ages 12 and younger.

The winner of this state tournament will represent Washington at the Little League Baseball Northwest Regional Tournament in San Barnardino, Calif. That champion goes to the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.

Central Vancouver opens the state tournament at 10:30 a.m. Saturday against Richland National Little League. Glenwood first plays at 3:30 p.m. against South Kitsap.

This is a double-elimination tournament, meaning a team can lose once and still win the title. The championship games are on July 28.

13-14 baseball — The host representative for the Junior League Baseball Western Regional will be determined at noon on Sunday when the District 4 championship game is played at Columbia Little League.

The District 4 champion will join 11 state champions for the Junior Baseball Western Regionals, which take place July 31-Aug. 8 at Propstra Stadium in Vancouver. Junior League is the Little League division for ages 13-14.

The Washington state tournament continues through Tuesday in Port Orchard. The team from Hazel Dell Little League, representing District 6, has been eliminated from the state tournament.

9-10 softball — The Little League softball state tournament for girls ages 9-10 will conclude with championship game at 6 p.m. on Friday and — if necessary — 11 a.m. on Saturday at Columbia Little League park.

Gig Harbor eliminated Evergreen 8-2 in a loser-out game on Thursday for the right to play South Snohomish for the championship.

Evergreen’s Brianna Fehrer struck out seven in five innings and was also 2 for 3 with a triple as the local District 4 representative finished third at state.

9-10 baseball — Salmon Creek is either one win from a championship matchup or one loss from having its season end.

The District 6 champs held off Pacific 10-7 on Thursday to earn a matchup against Eastlake at 6 p.m. today. The Salmon Creek-Eastlake winner faces Federal Way in the championship, needing two wins for the state title.

10-11 baseball — Cascade remained alive at the state tournament at Mill Creek with an 8-6 win over North East. North East had eliminated Ridgefield on Wednesday. Cascade will face either Federal Way or Bainbridge Island in another loser-out game today at 6 p.m.

Babe Ruth Baseball

Hazel Dell Metro outlasted Kelso 14-8 in nine innings in a quarterfinal game on Thursday morning at the Southern Washington Babe Ruth 13-year-olds Tournament.

Hazel Dell Metro was then eliminated by Grays Harbor 11-1 in the afternoon.

The state tournament for the 14s begins Saturday at Elma. Hazel Dell Metro opens pool play at 9 a.m.

The state tournament for the 15s begins Saturday at Castle Rock. The KWRL team of Woodland-Ridgefield-La Center has the 3 p.m. game.