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Crosspoint baseball eliminated by rule book

Crosspoint’s baseball team should have played Quilcene in a Class 1B Tri-District tournament on Tuesday.

As it turns, the Warriors never got that chance.

According to Doty, he received an email from Sea-Tac League officials on Monday declaring Crosspoint ineligible for the remainder of the postseason. That’s because if the Warriors had beaten Quilcene, they would only been able to field eight players — one short of the minimum — in its next district tournament game on Thursday.

The only time teams are allowed to field less than nine players is for unforeseen circumstances (an injury during a game, for example).

Doty, whose team played with nine players during the regular season, said one of his players is going on vacation Wednesday and wouldn’t be available to play after Wednesday.

Doty, who informed the Sea-Tac League of his player shortage before last Friday’s district play-in victory over Seattle Lutheran, said his players were understandably upset Monday after learning the bad news.

“They were shocked,” Doty said.

NK, Oly games moved to Fairgrounds

North Kitsap and Olympic will play Class 2A West Central District baseball tournament games on Wednesday.

Those games have been moved to the Fairgrounds.

Olympic will play Highline at 4 p.m. North Kitsap will play Port Angeles at 7 p.m.

The winners of these games will play Saturday morning in a winner-to-state, loser-out game in Tacoma.

You can see the updated bracket here.

CK baseball makes it to state

It’s a busy day of baseball districts today. Here’s what’s going on:

Central Kitsap became the first Kitsap team to make it to state with two wins at the 3A WCD/SW tournament. The Cougars beat Peninsula 12-2 and Auburn Mountainview 10-5.

Olympic won its first game at the 2A WCD tourney. The Trojans beat Tyee 15-0 in its opener and lost to Fife 6-5 in the quarterfinals.

North Kitsap (4-2 to Orting) lost its district opener but beat Lindbergh 10-0 to keep its season alive.

Bremerton lost twice, 8-0 to Fife and 5-0 to Tyee, and was eliminated.

In the Class 1A tournament, Klahowya lost to Seattle Christian 9-1 and was eliminated.

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.

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NK’s Rabedeaux signs with Jamestown

When Cole Rabedeaux heads to college, the chances of him feeling homesick are small.

The Olympic League 2A MVP in basketball signed to play with University of Jamestown in North Dakota earlier this month.
When he gets to the NAIA school, he’ll be living with his brother Beaux, who is a sophomore on the baseball team. Beau is one off 11 Kitsap players on the Jimmies’ baseball roster. They’re ranked No. 8 in the NAIA coaches poll.

So he’ll have somebody to show him where the book store is.

“My brother is my best friend,” Cole said.

Jamestown started pursuing Cole before the season and offered him a scholarship early in the season after getting some film. Cole had offers from several Northwest Athletic Conference schools and other Division II schools.

But it was what Jamestown offered that got him there. Rabedeaux hops to play basketball overseas when his college days are over. Jamestown has sent players to far-off leagues.

For now, he’s working out and shooting and waiting to join his brother in North Dakota.

South Kitsap to host “Tribute to our Troops 2016” at Cheney

South Kitsap will play Gig Harbor at Cheney Stadium on April 16th and the teams have an elaborate night planned to honor the military.
You can see the details here.
The event is free, but you can buy jerseys and hats from the event at the link above. Proceeds benefit American Legion posts in Gig Harbor and Port Orchard, the Elton Goodwin Memorial Foundation and the Gig Harbor Baseball Boosters.