Several Harbor baseball teams still alive for regionals


Six Grays Harbor baseball teams will put their regional hopes on the line this weekend as district tournaments conclude.

Attempting to rebound from a heartbreaking semifinal loss to Chehalis, Aberdeen will need two victories in the District IV Class 2A Tournament on Saturday at Chehalis to earn its second straight regional appearance.

The Bobcats will first face Centralia in a loser-out game at 1:30 p.m. The survivor will face the Mark Morris-Capital winner earlier Saturday in a winner-to-regionals, loser-out contest at approximately 4 p.m. The winner of that game will return to Chehalis for regional competition on May 18.

Montesano and Hoquiam will face survival tests Friday in the district 1A tourney at Castle Rock. The Grizzlies take on Evergreen 1A League rival Rochester, while the Bulldogs oppose Trico League champion Castle Rock at 4:30 p.m. in loser-out games.

Friday’s winners clinch regional berths, but would square off at noon Saturday in Castle Rock in a contest to determine regional seeding. Saturday’s winner returns to Castle Rock for regionals May 18. The loser journeys to Anacortes for its regional.

Ocosta is the lone Harbor team that can afford one (but only one) loss this weekend. The Wildcats need a split of a district Class 2B doubleheader Saturday at Mossyrock to claim one of the district’s five regional berths.

The Wildcats can clinch a regional slot with a win over Adna at noon. If they win, the play a seeding game for third and fourth places at 2 p.m. A loss would force Ocosta into a winner-to-regionals, loser-out showdown at 4 p.m.

Lake Quinault and Oakville will venture north to Muckleshoot for a bi-district Class 1B tourney on Saturday. The Acorns face Cedar Park Christian of Mountlake Terrace at 11 a.m., while the Elks take on Evergreen Lutheran at 2 p.m. Both are winner-to-regionals, loser-out affairs.