Schedule for Friday, May 23rd
2A State Tournament Semifinals
Capital vs. Kingston – North Kitsap Stadium, Poulsbo – 7:00 PM
Capital, who were overtime winners in the first round, now take on a Kingston team that knocked off Orting with a 4-3 shootout win. It’s a match-up of two 2-loss teams. The Cougars, the #5 team in the state according to Scoreczar, moved to 19-2 with their 1-0 win over Anacortes and have now outscored their opponents 73-10. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers, #3 ranked by Scoreczar, have put up 77 goals while allowing just eight en route to 18 wins.
The winner will face the winner of the Sedro Wooley/Archbishop Murphy game in the state semifinals on May 30th at Sunset Chevy Stadium in Sumner.
High school softball – Weather permitting
4A District 3/4 Tournament Postponed until Saturday
Olympia vs. Thomas Jefferson – Kent Service Ballfields – 1:00 PM
The Bears open district play against a Thomas Jefferson team that is 11-10 overall and has lost three straight games. The winner will face either Battle Ground or Puyallup in the quarterfinals at 5:00 PM while the loser faces the loser of that game in a loser-out game also at 5:00.
Postponed until Saturday
3A District 3/4 Tournament
North Thurston vs. Peninsula – Sprinker Recreation Center, Spanaway – Noon
Timberline vs. Mountain View/Auburn Mountainview – Sprinker, Spanaway – 4:00 PM
The Rams face a 9-10 Peninsula team at noon. The winner faces Enumclaw in the next round while the loser will face either Timberline, Mountain View or Auburn Mountainview in a loser-out game at 6:00 PM
The Blazers get a first round bye and will face the winner of Mountain View/Auburn Mountainview. If they win, they qualify for state and will next play on Saturday. If they lose, they fall into a loser-out game against either North Thurston or Peninsula at 6:00.
2A District 4 Tournament
Loser-out: Tumwater vs. Centralia – Fort Borst Park, Centralia – 4:00 PM
Championship: Capital vs. WF West – Fort Borst Park, Centralia – 6:00 PM
Tumwater, the clear second place team from the 2A EvCo, now needs two wins to make it to state. They take on Centralia in a loser-out game at 4:00 and then will face the winner of the RA Long/Ridgefield game in a winner-to-state/loser-out game at 6:00.
Can Capital continue to knock off the heavy hitters? They have already qualified for state but can make a bold statement with a win in the District 4 championship game at 6:00 PM.