Little League state tournaments begin



Local teams had split results on the first day of the Little League major baseball state tournament on Saturday at Luke Jensen Park.

Ridgefield, the District 6 champion, won its opener 13-0 over District 13 and will play again at noon today against Federal Way.

District 4 champ Camas fell 5-4 in eight innings to West Seattle. Camas is next scheduled to play in a loser-out game at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

The 13-team double-elimination tournament for ages 11-12 runs through July 21. It will determine the Washington representative in the Little League Northwest Regional at San Bernardino, Calif., on the way to the Little League World Series.

9-10 state baseball — Camas defeated Ridgefield 21-0 in the opening-round game at the state tournament in Oak Harbor.

Zachariah Shaw was the winning pitcher and hit a home run for Camas. Teammate Jake Blair was 4 for 4 with six RBI.

Camas, the District 4 champion, will face Bainbridge at 3 p.m. today. Ridgefield, the District 6 champ, plays Riverview in a loser-out game at 10 a.m. today.

The double-elimination tournament runs through July 20 (21st, if a second championship game is needed).

Senior (15-16) state baseball — District 4 champion Columbia won its opening game, 6-5 over Richmond at Cascade Little League at the Harmony Sports Complex.

Columbia moves on to play South Kitsap at 1 p.m. today in the seven-team, double-elimination tournament.

Hazel Dell plays its first game at 10 a.m. today against Sky Valley.

The tournament runs through Thursday.

9-10 state softball — Local teams Battle Ground and Columbia Little Leagues suffered losses on the first day of the state tournament at La Center Community Park.

Battle Ground lost its opener 13-3, while Columbia fell 13-0.

Both teams will play again at 4 p.m. today in loser-out games of the 10-team double-elimination tournament.

The tournament runs through July 20.

Junior (13-14) state softball — District 4 champ Cascade beat District 6 champ Lewis River 10-4 in the opening game at Valley Ridge in Seattle on Saturday.

Cascade advances to face Mill Creek at noon today. Lewis River will play a loser-out game at 1 p.m.

This tournament runs through Thursday (or Friday if a second championship game is necessary).