State Baseball Playoff Seedings Announced


After district baseball tournaments finished up Saturday afternoon, the WIAA seeding committees met up to put together the brackets for the upcoming state tournament and regional round of baseball coming up this week across all classifications. Here are the Chronicle-area teams that qualified for state, and where and who they will play in the coming week. 

2A: No. 9 W.F. West vs. No. 8 Anacortes at Foss High School, 10 a.m. Saturday

The Bearcats punched their ticket to state Saturday after falling in the 2A District 4 semifinals to No. 2 Columbia River, defeating Mark Morris, 7-6, in 11 innings to pick up their fifth straight state bid. The Bearcats finished the season 17-6 and 11-4 in the 2A Evergreen Conference, behind just No. 4 Tumwater. 

The Seahawks finished 16-7 and 12-5 in league play, where in the district tournament they fell to No. 10 Archbishop Murphy but defeated Cedarcrest to earn a state bid. 

2A: No. 4 Tumwater vs. No. 13 Shadle Park at Chehalis, 1 p.m. Saturday

The Thunderbirds ran unscathed through the district tournament, but succumbed to a late rally by No. 2 Columbia River to fall in the 2A District 4 title game and finish as runner ups. A 9-1 defeat of No. 12 Shelton in the semifinals guaranteed a state bid. The T-Birds finished the regular season 17-6 and 12-3 in league play, winning a 2A EvCo title. 

The Highlanders finished 18-5 and 13-3 in league play, and fell in the district championship game against West Valley of Spokane in their most recent outing, 11-8. 

2B: No. 4 Napavine v. No. 13 Colfax at 1 p.m., Adna High School Saturday

After finishing the regular season with the Central 2B’s sixth-best record, the Tigers made an unprecedented run through the 2B District 4 tournament, defeating Pe Ell-Willapa Valley, 14-11, upsetting No. 7 Kalama in the semifinals, before dispatching future MLB draft pick Jackson Cox and No. 1 Toutle Lake in the title game, 4-3. 

The Bulldogs finished 11-9 and 8-8 in league play during the regular season. 

2B: No. 14 Toledo vs. No. 3 Jenkins (Chewelah) at 1 p.m., Shadle Park High School Saturday

The Riverhawks locked up a regional bid after defeating Ilwaco in the district quarterfinals, and defeated the Fishermen again in the fifth-place game to avoid the No. 16 seed that the Fishermen were awarded. Toledo finished as the Central 2B’s No. 3 seed in the regular season. 

One of the top teams in the state, Chewelah went 20-2 and 15-1 in league play in the regular season east of the mountains. 

1B: No. 10 Mossyrock vs. No. 7 Mount Vernon Christian at TBD, TBD, Tuesday

After finishing as league and district runner-ups to Naselle, the Vikings had to win a glue game against Darrington to qualify for the regional round for the first time since 2013. Mossyrock won that loser-out, winner-to-regional contest, 5-2. 

Mount Vernon Christian went 10-7 and 7-5 in league play in the regular season. The winner of Tuesday’s game takes on No. 2 Almira Coulee Hartline in the next round. 

This article will be updated with game times and locations when they become available.