Prep Baseball & Softball

Class 2A Bellingham regional preview

Squalicum

Storm

Record: 18-6

Runs per game: 7.2

Runs allowed per game: 1.8

League (place): Northwest Conference (tied for fourth)

District (seed): Northwest (third)

State appearances: None

Final Fours: None

State titles: None

Coach: John Inge

Quick look: After losing to Burlingotn-Edison in the first round, the Storm rebounded to beat city rivals Bellingham and Sehome to claim its first trip to state. Connor Sage threw a four-hit shutout in Squalicum’s winner to state game against Sehome.

Sequim

Wolves

Record: 13-9

Runs per game: 6.2

Runs allowed per game: 4.9

League (place): 1A/2A Olympic (fifth)

District (seed): West Central (third)

State appearances: Six (2-6)

Final Fours: None

State titles: None

Coach: Dave Ditlefsen

Quick look: Sequim secured a trip to state by beating White River and Sammamish in the first two rounds of the district tourney, but lost to North Kitsap in the semifinals. Ace Tanner Rhodefer threw a one-hitter in the third-place game for the Wolves.

Black Hills

Wolves

Record: 12-10

Runs per game: 6.6

Runs allowed per game: 5.6

League (place): 2A Evergreen (fourth)

District (seed): Southwest (third)

State appearances: None

Final Fours: None

State titles: None

Coach: Lem Elway

Quick look: After finishing last in league and losing in the first round to open the district tournament, Black Hills won three straight elimination games to advance to state, completing the run by scoring five runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat W.F. West in the third-place game.

Anacortes

Seahawks

Record: 17-4

Runs per game: 5.7

Runs allowed per game: 1.3

League (place): Northwest Conference (tied for third)

District (seed): Northwest (first)

State appearances: 14 (11-16)

Final Fours: Three

State titles: None

Coach: Kevin Matthews

Quick look: The Seahawks cruised through an upset-heavy district tournament, beating their three opponents by a combined socre of 17-1. Anacortes is looking to get back to Yakima for the semifinals after placing fourth in 2014.

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