Prep Baseball & Softball

Class 3A Mount Vernon regional preview

Ferndale

Golden Eagles

Record: 19-5

Runs per game: 5.8

Runs allowed per game: 3.2

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

District (seed): Northwest (third)

State appearances: Four (1-4)

Final Fours: None

State titles: None

Coach: Donny Hennigs

Quick look: Ferndale had to work its way through the back end of the bracket to advance to state, winning three straight loser-out games, and had to come back from a 6-2 deficit to beat Marysville-Pilchuck 11-6 in the district third-place game.

Bainbridge

Spartans

Record: 18-2

Runs per game: 8.9

Runs allowed per game: 2.2

League (place): 3A Metro (second)

District (seed): SeaKing (second)

State appearances: Eight (5-8)

Final Fours: One

State titles: None

Coach: Simon Pollack

Quick look: Bainbridge had it’s 17-game win streak snapped by defending state champion O’Dea in the Metro League championship game on May 14. Duncan McCombs has shown plenty of power this season, as he had a two-homer, seven-RBI game on April 24.

Auburn Riverside

Ravens

Record: 9-14

Runs per game: 3.5

Runs allowed per game: 5.3

League (place): 3A South Puget Sound League (fifth)

District (seed): 3/4 (fourth)

State appearances: Three (2-3)

Final Fours: None

State titles: None

Coach: Jon Aarstad

Quick look: The Ravens were a surprise to reach the bi-district semifinals with a pair of two-run wins over Shelton and Kennedy Catholic, before they lost to top-ranked Auburn Mountainview and Kelso in the semis and third-place game, respectively.

Lynnwood

Royals

Record: 17-6

Runs per game: 6.1

Runs allowed per game: 2.8

League (place): 2A/3A Wesco South (second)

District (seed): Northwest (first)

State appearances: Eight (8-10)

Final Fours: Two

State titles: None

Coach: Fraser Dizard

Quick look: As the fifth seed, Lynnwood rolled to its first district title since 1991. Lucas Jungmann picked up a pair of wins on the mound, throwing a one-hit shutout against Ferndale in the first round and beating Shorewood in the title game.

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