Update: West Seattle High School baseball finishes #2 in the state

(Added: Postgame photo by Greg Slader)
5:57 PM: The West Seattle High School baseball team finishes an incredible season as #2 in the state. Championship game final score: Auburn Mountainview 7, WSHS 1.

9:18 PM NOTE: The team is due back at WSHS sometime after 11 pm, and as suggested in the comments, fans are welcome to greet them.

1:47 AM: As Coach Velko Vitalich told The Times, “… the accomplishments of this team are amazing.” They arrived back at WSHS a little over two hours ago:

Earlier:

4 PM: The game is on! West Seattle High School vs. Auburn-Mountainview for the state 3A high-school-baseball championship, happening right now in Pasco. You can see a live video feed here; below, it’s play by play via Twitter, thanks to WSHS team-parent volunteers (refresh this WSB page to see the newest tweets, or if you use Twitter, you can directly follow @wseattlestate):


P.S. Our partners at The Seattle Times took a closer look at the team and its big semifinal win yesterday in this story published today.

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14 Replies to "Update: West Seattle High School baseball finishes #2 in the state"

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    a May 25, 2013 (4:31 pm)

    go Indians!!! You have made all of us alumni so proud! Win or lose, you are all champions in my book! Bring that trophy to the west!!!!

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    Paula Tortorice May 25, 2013 (6:01 pm)

    So, so proud of our baseball team! #2 in the state! Heck yeah!!! :)

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    NW May 25, 2013 (6:12 pm)

    Great Job coming from class 92 WSHS.
    CONGRATULATIONS !!

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    kumalavula May 25, 2013 (6:12 pm)

    many thanks to the parents who tweeted these two games for those of us back on the westside cheering the boys on. #2 is nothing to be ashamed about. we had an awesome ride with you this season and look forward to another winning series next year. go wildcats!

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    Dhl May 25, 2013 (6:32 pm)

    Great season! You guys made history. Play them another day and you’d beat ’em no doubt!

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    WS Alum May 25, 2013 (8:57 pm)

    The team will arrive at WSHS around 11:00-11:30. It would be great if there were a ton of fans there to greet them. They need their spirits lifted!
    Lets show some love Westsiders for our history making baseball team!

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      WSB May 25, 2013 (9:14 pm)

      Thanks, Alum – we’ve been checking on that too – will add to the story.

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    WS Alum May 25, 2013 (9:42 pm)

    Arrival at WSHS could be more towards 10:30pm

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      WSB May 25, 2013 (10:01 pm)

      Our parent contact has them between Ellensburg and Cle Elum as of about 9:55 pm.

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    WS Alum May 25, 2013 (10:09 pm)

    Yes that is correct. Bus made a pit stop

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    WS Alum May 25, 2013 (10:38 pm)

    With the pit stop, arrival is back to around 11:30pm.

    Lets cheer their arrival Westsiders, fansxxnd alums!

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    Kim May 26, 2013 (1:37 am)

    Awesome job guys. Losing is hard, but you have made history. You have made every Wildcat-Indian so proud of you.
    Congrats Dad, 31 years in the making and you made it to the state championship. You have an awesome group of guys. Can’t wait for next year, I see that state champ trophy coming to WSHS.

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    Alumni May 26, 2013 (6:17 am)

    Cannot express enough how proud we are of this young team. They made history. We are fortunate to have solid talent return next year in key positions, and an extraordinary pitching staff returning to lead the way. This team must not forget the feeling of the success they achieved this year, but learn from their experience as well. I am confident that this coaching staff will bring this team back to State next year. Thanks to all these young men, we had an exciting ride these season. Enjoy the moment, have a fun Summer, and prepare for next year.

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    CanDo May 26, 2013 (7:51 am)

    Good job, guys! You represented West Seattle in the best manner ever. You are terrific!

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