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Baseball: (UPDATE) Narrows 4A tournament called off; 3A rained out, too

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on May 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm with 1 Comment »
May 3, 2012 9:57 am

UPDATE (10 a.m. Thursday): Steady, heavy rain has forced the cancellation of the Narrows League 3A tournament title game today. Based on the teams’ finish in the league standings, they will be seeded to the bi-district tournament in this order: Timberline, Yelm and Capital.

The Narrows League 4A tournament was called off Wednesday night. Here’s my story regarding that:

There won’t be a winner of the Narrows League 4A baseball tournament.

Rain washed away the first-round games on Tuesday, pushing those contests back to Wednesday. The delay meant the finals would not be played on Thursday, as originally scheduled.

“We couldn’t get all the games in,” Portenier said, “so there’s no sense playing after the loser-out games.”

On Wednesday, South Kitsap topped Central Kitsap 8-5 and Stadium beat Bellarmine Prep 6-4 in loser-out games. The Wolves and Tigers would have advanced to meet Gig Harbor and Olympia in the semifinals. Instead the teams will be seeded to the West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournament according to their finish in the league standings: Olympia, Gig Harbor, South Kitsap and Stadium.

Games could not be played later in the week because the bi-district tourney begins Tuesday and teams want their pitchers eligible.

Portenier said it’s possible that the league won’t have a postseason tournament next year or that the event could be moved to Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey, which has turf fields.

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  1. Coach81 says:

    Why doesn’t the Narrows League look at using the turf baseball field at Mt. Tahoma HS, which is only a couple of years old?

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