East County earned the host spot by winning the championship of Washington District 4. This is the first time any team from the Washougal-area Little League has participated in a regional tournament, according to District 4 administrator Mike Ray.
Open to players ages 13-14, each team will play four games during the round-robin phase of the tournament. The top four teams will advance to the semifinals on Aug. 4. The championship game is at 5 p.m. on Aug. 5. The winner of this tournament goes to the Junior League Baseball World Series in Taylor, Mich.
Tickets cost $7 per day or $30 for a family pass good for all 26 tournament games.
Beginning on Wednesday, games are scheduled at 9 a.m., noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. daily through Saturday.
The Washington champion is PacWest Little League of Burien.
Other state champions participating in the tournament are: Gasteneau Channel of Juneau, Alaska; Nagales, Arizona; Snow Canyon of Santa Clara, Utah; Sparks Centennial of Nevada; Pleasanton (Northern California) and Manhattan/Hermosa Beach (Southern California).
A team from Rio Rico, Ariz., won this tournament in Vancouver last summer.
Junior League Baseball Western Regional
At Kindsfather Field, Clark College
Teams: Tournament host East County Little League of Washougal, plus state champions of Alaska (Gasteneau Channel of Juneau), Arizona (Nagales), Hawaii (Ewa Beach), Idaho (Sandpoint), Nevada (Centennial of Sparks), Northern California (Pleasanton), Oregon (West Salem), Utah (Snow Canyon of Santa Clara), Southern California (Manhattan/Hermosa Beach), Washington (PacWest of Burien)
Hawaii 13, Idaho 1, 6 innings
Southern California 12, Washington 2, 5 innings
Oregon 11, East County 1
Utah vs. Arizona, 9 a.m.
Nevada vs. Northern California, noon
Alaska vs. Southern California, 3 p.m.
Idaho vs. Oregon, 6 p.m.
Washington vs. Arizona, 9 a.m.
Utah vs. Nevada, noon
Hawaii vs. Oregon, 3 p.m.
East County vs. Northern Californai, 6 p.m.
Alaska vs. Arizona, 9 a.m.
Idaho vs. Northern California, noon
Washington vs. Nevada, 3 p.m.
East County vs. Utah, 6 p.m.
Southern California vs. Arizona, 9 a.m.
Hawaii vs. Northern California, noon
Alaska vs. Nevada, 3 p.m.
Idaho vs. Utah, 6 p.m.
Southern California vs. Hawaii, noon
Oregon vs. Alaska, 3 p.m.
Washington vs. East County, 6 p.m.
No. 1 seed vs. No. 4 seed, 10 a.m.
No. 2 seed vs. No. 3 seed, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 5
Consolation, 1 p.m.
Championship, 4 p.m.