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Community Notebook: Regional, state baseball tournaments heat up


A summer of baseball is far from over for local Little League and Babe Ruth teams.

A handful have advanced to state and regional tournaments with an eye on qualifying for nationals.

Primetime Baseball has reached the Babe Ruth Pacific Northwest Regionals for ages 16-18 for the fifth consecutive year. Primetime opens tournament play Tuesday against the host Calgary Blues.

Pool play continues through Friday with games against Lakeside Recovery (Bellevue), New West (British Columbia) and FC Lobos (Wyoming). Semifinals and the championship game are scheduled for Saturday.

The Vancouver Cardinals 14U team, representing KWRL Babe Ruth, has advanced to the Pacific Northwest Regionals in West Linn, Ore., after placing second in the state tournament last weekend.

Managed by King’s Way head coach Todd Pisarczyk, the team consists of incoming freshman and sophomore players from Skyview, Columbia River, King’s Way, Union and Mountain View. Pool play begins July 22 with the championship game on Saturday, July 27.

Closer to home, Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth is hosting the 15U regional tournament next week at Louis Bloch Park from July 22-27.

The Little League Junior Division (ages 12-14) state tournament is taking place this week at Propstra Stadium. Battle Ground Little League won its opener on Sunday and will face Upper Valley Little League in the quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Camas Little League has won its first two games at the Little League 9-11 state tournament in Woodinville. Tuesday, Camas will face Walla Walla with a berth in the winner’s bracket final on the line.

Camas Little League also won the district title in the Major Division (12-under) and will begin play at the state tournament in Richland on Saturday.

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