Aberdeen opens District 2A softball Thursday

Setting its sights on a third consecutive state berth, Aberdeen will open play in the District IV Class 2A Softball Tournament on Thursday at Centralia.

The Bobcats will open against Ridgefield at 4 p.m. at Fort Borst Park Field No. 3.

Win or lose, Aberdeen will play a second game, against either Tumwater or R.A. Long, at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Two-time winners on Thursday will clinch state berths and play for the district championship Friday. Teams that lose both games Thursday are eliminated.

The four clubs that split Thursday will vie for the third and final state berth when the district tourney concludes Friday. The state 2A tourney begins May 24 at Selah.

First-round pairings:


All games 4 p.m.

R.A. Long vs. Tumwater.

Aberdeen vs. Ridgefield

Centralia vs. Mark Morris

Capital vs. Chehalis.