District baseball brackets and matchups

Here is a look at the upcoming district baseball tournaments and the matchups for West Sound teams.

Class 4A West Central District

Who: South Kitsap (11-9) vs. SPSL 9

When: Saturday, 4 p.m. at Bellarmine Prep

Berths available to state: Six

Outlook: South Kitsap, the defending 4A champions who finished second at state in 2013-14, dropped five consecutive games to finish the regular season and took fourth in the Narrows League 4A. It was the first time South Kitsap lost five straight since going 0-5 to start the 2010 season. The Wolves need to win three straight loser-out games to return to state. South Kitsap won’t learn its opponent until after the completion of the South Puget Sound League tournament on Friday.

Class 3A West Central District

Who: Central Kitsap (18-1) vs. Peninsula (6-14)

When: Saturday, 11 a.m. at Heidelberg Park

Berths available to state: Six

Outlook: Central Kitsap placed third at state last spring and beat North Thurston on Monday to repeat as Narrows League 3A champions. The Cougars can clinch a top-four berth to state by winning their first two district games. Peninsula finished fifth in the SPSL 3A. If CK beats Peninsula, they’ll play the winner of North Thurston (9-11) and Auburn Mountainview (11-8).

Metro League Tournament

Who: Bainbridge (11-8) vs. TDB

When: Saturday, 6 p.m. at Steve Cox Memorial Park

Berths available to state: Three

Outlook: Bainbridge lost to Central Kitsap in the Class 3A third/fourth-place game at state last year. The Spartans won’t learn their opponents until Friday night, but can clinch a state berth by winning their first two games. The final two teams alive in the loser’s bracket will play for the third berth to state. The loser of that game takes fourth and faces a state play-in game against a KingCo team.

Class 2A West Central District

Who: North Kitsap (14-4) vs. Orting (8-11)

When: Saturday, 1 p.m. at Kitsap Fairgrounds

Berths available to state: Six

Outlook: North Kitsap made the state quarterfinals a season ago and repeated as Olympic League 2A champions, beating second place Port Angeles on the final day of league play. The Vikings, like every other team in the tournament, can clinch a top-four berth to state by winning their first two games. The last two state berths go to the final two teams out of the loser’s bracket. If the Vikings beat Orting, they’ll face the winner of River Ridge (9-11) and Lindbergh (7-10). North Kitsap has made it to state the last four years.

Who: Port Angeles (15-4) vs. Steilacoom (11-9)

When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at Eastlake HS

Outlook: Port Angeles took second in the Olympic League 2A and are looking to return to state for the first time since losing to Sehome in the first round in 2011.

Who: Olympic (13-5) vs. Tyee (8-9)

When: Saturday, 9:30 a.m. at Franklin Pierce HS

Outlook: Olympic placed third in the Olympic League 2A and last made it to state in 2013, falling to W.F. West in the third round. If Olympic beats Tyee, the Trojans could see SPSL 2A champion Fife in the second round.

Who: Sequim (11-8) vs. White River (9-5)

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. at Russell Road Park

Outlook: Sequim took fourth in the Olympic League 2A and hope to return to state after losing in the first round last season to Squalicum.

Who: Bremerton (9-9) vs. Fife (17-2)

When: Saturday, noon at Franklin Pierce HS

Outlook: Bremerton placed fifth in the Olympic League 2A. The Knights last made it to state in 1984, falling to Decatur in the first round.

Class 1A West Central District

Who: Klahowya (16-4) vs. Seattle Christian (10-8)

When: Saturday, 1 p.m. at Klahowya

Berths available to state: Two

Outlook: Klahowya finished as co-champions of the Olympic League 1A with Coupeville, but advanced as the second seed to district play. The Eagles need to win three games to advance to state. The game against Seattle Christian is a loser-out game.

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