The Sideline

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 This Week's Paper
Narrows softball tourney starts today at SERA

The Narrows 3A and 4A softball tournaments begin today at SERA Fields, with four Tacoma squads battling for bids to the district tournament.

The first round of games begin at 1 p.m., headlined by Bellarmine Prep’s loser-out matchup against Central Kitsap. With a win, the Lions would be assured of a trip to districts, and would play again at 3 p.m. against Olympia for seeding. The Lions split the two matchups against the Cougars this year, winning 3-1 at home while falling 9-8 in Silverdale earlier in the season. A win in the first game would also assure the Lions a matchup on Friday at 3 p.m., in another game that will determine seeding.

The 3A action starts with another loser-out matchup between Wilson and Mount Tahoma at 1 p.m. The winner gets a bid to districts, but will move on to play Timberline at 3 p.m. and will play again on Friday at 3 p.m. The Rams won both matchups handily over the Thunderbirds this season.

Foss will try to pull an upset in another 3A loser-out matchup at 1 p.m. when they take on Shelton, whom they lost to twice earlier this season. The winner of that matchup gets a bid to districts and takes on North Thurston at 3 p.m., and will play again on Friday at 3 p.m. to determine seeding.

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