Busy prep sports weekend slated


WALLA WALLA — Get ready for a busy prep sports weekend.

There are no less than five different baseball or softball tournaments, two tennis tournaments, and one district track meet set for this Friday and Saturday.

And with both the District 9 2B softball and baseball tournaments set to be played in Walla Walla, as well as the District 5 softball tournament, many fans won’t have to go far to see some of the postseason action.

The weekend begins with the four-team District 9 softball tournament Friday at the Mill Creek Sports Complex. As all four teams are guaranteed a spot in the District 7/9 regionals, the tourney will be played for seeding into regionals and bragging rights.

Asotin, which defeated Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia Tuesday, will face top-seeded DeSales and Dayton, which smashed Tri-Cities Prep Tuesday, will take on cross-town rival Waitsburg-Prescott. Both games begin at 3 p.m. The winners and losers will each play each other at 5 p.m.

Also on Friday and continuing into Saturday, Wa-Hi tennis is at districts in Pasco, and Weston-McEwen and Mac-Hi are at districts at the Tri-City Court Club in Kennewick.

On Saturday Wa-Hi’s baseball team will face Mead, the No. 2 seed from the Greater Spokane League in the District 5/8 regionals in a loser-out game at Richland High School.

Should the Blue Devils win, they will have another loser-out game against the loser of Richland vs. Gonzaga Prep with a trip to state on the line at 4 p.m.

Wa-Hi softball will be hosting the Class 4A District 5 tournament at Murr Sports Park Saturday. The Blue Devils will face Pasco or Chiawana in a loser-out contest. Chiawana plays Pasco tonight.

If Wa-Hi wins that game, it will secure at least the second seed to District 5/8 regionals with a chance to take the first seed and the district championship from Richland at 1 p.m.

Wa-Hi track will also be attending the District 5 track meet at Richland High School on Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. Athletes will be competing to qualify for the regional meet to be held at Spokane Falls Community College May 17-18.

The District 9 baseball tournament will be concluded Saturday at Borleske Stadium. The tournament begins with Tri-Cities Prep taking on Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia at 11 a.m. in a loser-out game.

At 1:30 p.m. DeSales will take on Asotin for the district title and the first seed to regionals. The loser of that game will face the winner of the TCP-TOR at 4 p.m. to determine the two and three seed to regionals.


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