Prep Baseball & Softball

Class 1A Anacortes regional preview

South Whidbey

Falcons

Record: 12-12

Runs per game: 4.2

Runs allowed per game: 4.5

League (place): Cascade (fourth)

District (seed):1/2 (third)

State appearances: One (1-1)

Final Fours: None

State titles: None

Coach: Tom Fallon

Quick look: After falling to Meridian 1-0 in the bi-district semifinals, the Falcons beat University Prep 7-2 and Cedar Park Christian 3-1 in back-to-back elimination games to earn their second consecutive trip to state. South Whidbey needed 14 innings to beat Overlake in the first round.

Seattle Christian

Warriors

Record: 16-6

Runs per game: 6.1

Runs allowed per game: 4.0

League (place): Nisqually (first)

District (seed): West Central (first)

State appearances: Seven (7-10)

Final Fours: Three

State titles: None

Coach: Saul Hardin

Quick look: After beating Cascade Christian 10-0 in the district semifinals, the Warriros topped Klahowya 4-1 in the district title game. Seattle Christian held opponents to two runs or fewer 10 times this season, including three shutouts, and scored in double figures six times.

Cascade Christian

Cougars

Record: 8-7

Runs per game: 6.4

Runs allowed per game: 4.5

League (place): Nisqually (third)

District (seed): West Central (third)

State appearances: One (0-1)

Final Fours: None

State titles: None

Coach: Jeff Cherry

Quick look: The Cougars turned in a pair of district shutouts with a 1-0 win over Coupeville in the first round and 3-0 win over Vashon Island in the third-place game, earning them a second trip to state. In between, they were shut out 10-0 by Seattle Christian in the semifinals.

Meridian

Trojans

Record: 11-11

Runs per game: 3.8

Runs allowed per game: 4.0

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

District (seed):1/2 (first)

State appearances: 13 (15-13)

Final Fours: Five

State titles: None

Coach: Steve Slesk

Quick look: The Trojans allowed just one run in their run to the bi-district title — a testament to strong starting pitching. Meridian committed three errors in the three tournament games, while the offense generated just enough with five runs.

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