Central Vancouver wins District 4



Central Vancouver will be the host team for the Junior Baseball Western Regional Tournament, which will be played starting July 31 at Clark College.

Nick Simonsen pitched into the sixth inning with 12 strikeouts, and Dawson Allen homered and earned the save as Central Vancouver beat Cascade 4-1 on Tuesday in the District 4 championship game played at Columbia Little League.

Central Vancouver will play against state champions from around the West in the regional tournament for Little League’s 13-14 age group. Cascade will represent District 4 at the Washington state tournament, which begins on Saturday in Medical Lake. The winner of that tournament will come to Vancouver for the regional.

Senior League (15-16) baseball —
Columbia moved into the championship round of the state tournament at the Harmony Sports Complex, beating Sky Valley 6-5 in eight innings on Tuesday. Kody Ulrich, Marquece Williams and Jose DeLeon Guerro each had two hits for Columbia.

Columbia will play at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, and if it loses that will have a second chance to win the tournament at 8 p.m.

Also on Tuesday, Hazel Dell was playing a late loser-out game. If Hazel Dell won that, it will face Sky Valley at 6 p.m. on Wednesday for the right to play Columbia in the championship round.

Little League (11-12) baseball — Ridgefield will try to stay in the state tournament at Luke Jensen Sports Park when it faces Pacific at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. On Tuesday, Federal Way and Queen Anne remained unbeaten. Those teams meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday with the winner clinching a spot in Sunday’s championship.

9-10 baseball — Marysville beat Camas Little League 8-6 in the quarterfinal round of the state tournament. Camas falls into a loser-out game at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday against Mercer Island in the tournament at Oak Harbor.

9-10 softball — In the state tournament at La Center on Tuesday, South Snohomish beat Soundview 10-0 and Gig Harbor beat Kirkland 3-1.

In loser-out games at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Columbia faces Kirkland and Battle Ground plays Soundview.