The Eastlake 9-10 year-old Little League All Stars began their state tournament run on Saturday in SeaTac. The District 9 champions dropped their first game 9-6 to Cascade, but battled back to beat Salmon Creek, 9-1, on Sunday, then Asotin County 15-6 on Monday, and Chehalis, 10-2 on Tuesday. They were set to play North Bothell on Wednesday night. Eastlake is in a loser-out situation where they will need to win every night this week in order to make Saturday’s state title game at Tyee High School.
Eastlake Majors knocked off
The Eastlake 11-12 year-old Major All-Star team, which won the state championship as 9-10 year-olds and 10-11 year-olds, won’t get a chance to repeat a third straight year.
The Eastlake All-Stars fell 17-1 to Mercer Island on Monday night in the District 9 Tournament. A win was needed to force a winner-to-state game on Tuesday.
Eastlake started the tournament strong, taking its first two games over Sno Valley North and Redmond West, but fell 7-2 to Mercer Island on Wednesday, July 15. They claimed three straight loser-out games over Kirkland American (9-8), Sammamish American (16-6) and Sammamish National (12-7), but couldn’t get their revenge over Mercer Island. The Majors State Tournament begins this weekend in Port Orchard. The winner of that tournament will represent Washington in the West Regionals and have a shot at the Little League World Series.