ELMA — Two state berths will be on the line in the District III 13-year-old Babe Ruth baseball tournament next weekend at Elma’s Eagle Field.
The tourney opens with round-robin pool play Friday and Saturday. The top-seeded team after pool play advances to the championship game at 3 p.m. Sunday. The second and third seeds will square off at noon Sunday to determine the other berth in the title contest.
Although four teams will compete in the tournament, only three are eligible for state berths. South Thurston will field a team that includes some 14-year-olds. Although its participation in the tournament has been approved in the tournament, South Thurston will technically forfeit all of its games.
The round-robin schedule:
11 a.m. — Mount St. Helens vs. South Thurston. 2 p.m. — Grays Harbor vs. Twin Cities. 5 p.m. — Grays Harbor vs. Mount St. Helens.
11 a.m. — Twin Cities vs. South Thurston. 2 p.m. — Twin Cities vs. Mount St. Helens. 5 p.m. — Grays Harbor vs. South Thurston.