Youth ball roundup: Hazel Dell Metro 13s capture Babe Ruth state title



The Hazel Dell Metro 13-year-old Babe Ruth all-stars overcame a nine-run deficit to claim the Southern Washington state title on Sunday.

Down 10-1 after two innings, Hazel Dell Metro fought back and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Longview 12-11.

Members of the team include Alan Becklehimer, Daniel Copeland, Jack Ducote, Grant Francis, Derek Gomez, Tanner Jacques, Nick Jennings, Wyatt Rogina, Andre Scheer, Clint Smith, Garrett Wellman, and Taryn Yarnell.

The team is coached by manager Jason Jacques, and coaches Steve Jennings and Terry Yarnell.

Next for Hazel Dell Metro is a trip to the Pacific Northwest Regionals in Chehalis beginning July 29.

18-year-old Babe Ruth — KWRL-Centerfield dropped into the loser’s bracket with a 4-1 loss to host Aberdeen on Sunday, but remained alive at the Southen Washington state tournament with a 4-2 win over JH Kelly later in the day.

Centerfield faces Three Rivers Blue at 2 p.m. today in a loser-out game.

Junior (13-14) Little League baseball — Cascade won its opening game at state on Saturday, defeating West Plains 18-2 at Medical Lake High School. Cascade faces West Seattle this morning.

Lewis River lost its opener, 17-4 to Thunderbird. It’s loser-out game on Sunday was not reported.

10-11 Little League baseball — District 4 champion Camas won its opening game on Saturday, 6-3 over Kirkland at the state tournament at Gig Harbor. But then Camas suffered a 12-11 loss to North Bothell on Sunday, moving to the loser-out bracket.

Against Kirkland, Camas was down 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth and rallied with four runs to take the lead. It would add two more runs in the fifth inning. Caden Wangler pitched 52/3 innings for the win.

District 6 champ Salmon Creek lost its opening game 12-8 to North Bothell and plays Kirkland this morning in a loser out contest. Camas plays at 4:30 p.m. against Federal Way.

Major (11-12) Little League baseball — Eastlake of Sammamish won the state title with two victories Sunday over Federal Way at Luke Jensen Park in Vancouver.

Eastlake won the first game 13-7 to give Federal Way is first loss of the double-elimination tournament. Eastlake then won the deciding game 12-2.

Eastlake will represent Washington at the Pacific Northwest Regional at San Bernardino, Calif., where the winner of that tournament will advance to the Little League World Series.