Wednesday scoreboard: Bears, Rams, T-Birds qualify for state, Cougars survive
High school baseball
4A West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournament
Olympia 7, Union 3 – Photo gallery and recap
3A West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournament
North Thurston 10, Columbia River 4
Tyler Ridgeway struck out five over seven innings and went 2-for-4 with two RBIs to lead North Thurston to the state tournament with a 10-4 win over Columbia River at Heidelberg Park in Tacoma. Ryan Mets and Matt Zeutenhorst each drove in three runs while Dylan Wharton and Hayden Maliska each scored three runs for the Rams.
The Rams qualify for the state tournament with the win and move into the district semifinals. They will play Peninsula on Saturday at 11:00 AM at Auburn Mountainview High School.
2A District IV tournament
Tumwater 12, Mark Morris 4
Capital 11, Ridgefield 3
Down 4-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Tumwater scored 12 runs to knock off Mark Morris 12-4 and earn a trip to the 2A state tournament. Luke Hare went 3-for-4 and Ian Sugrue went 2-for-3 for the T-Birds and Elijah Hill picked up the win on the mound.
Tumwater will play WF West for the district title on Friday night at Bearcat Stadium in Chehalis. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 PM.
Capital scored a season high 11 runs and Thomas Kerr struck out six over seven innings and Capital lived to play another day with an 11-3 win over Ridgefield. Capital moves on to play Mark Morris on Saturday at 11:00 AM at Wheeler Field in Centralia. They have to win two games on Saturday to advance to the state tournament.