Update: West Seattle High School baseball team to play for state championship!

(TOPLINE: WSHS plays Auburn-Mountainview tomorrow, 4 pm in Pasco, for state 3A baseball championship)

(Sam Hellinger pitching the final strike of the game; photo courtesy Greg Slader)
11:45 AM UPDATE: As you saw “live” if you followed the tweets below – West Seattle High School won its state-semifinal game minutes ago, 3-1 over Mt. Si, and will play for the state championship at 4 pm tomorrow! (Their opponent, either Kennewick or Auburn-Mountainview, will be determined by a game at 1 pm today.)

Game recap to come – and archived video (thanks to commenters for finding it!) is here.

ADDED 1:06 PM: Photos and notes shared by Greg Slader:

The Offense popped for two runs in the First inning as Spencer reached on a Mt. Si error, Sam Hellinger doubled, and Tim Adams (photo above) drove them in for a 2-0 Lead. Two runs would be plenty as Sam Hellinger (top photo) pitched another complete-game gem. Ground ball after ground ball, West Seattle’s defense continued its excellent play, holding Mt. Si to Five hits and only one run.

4:13 PM: We now know their opponent: Auburn-Mountainview, which beat Kennewick 6-4 this afternoon.


EARLIER, 10:21 AM: The big game is on now, and parent volunteers are providing live play-by-play via Twitter, as West Seattle High School‘s baseball team faces Mount Si in the state 3A semifinal game. Even if you don’t have a Twitter account, you can see the latest here:

The game’s being played in Pasco; the winner advances to tomorrow afternoon’s championship game. If you keep this page open, refresh to see the latest tweets on top.

19 Replies to "Update: West Seattle High School baseball team to play for state championship!"

  • AN May 24, 2013 (11:23 am)

    I have no kid playing but as alumni…this is great.

  • AN May 24, 2013 (11:41 am)


  • Ryan caple May 24, 2013 (11:41 am)

    I am so excited for WSHS. I’m a longtime resident and WSHS graduate who played for Velco. Good job guys!

  • kumalavula May 24, 2013 (11:50 am)

    those of us on this side of the mountains are beaming from ear to ear! thanks for the tweets that allowed us to feel as if we were there! go wildcats!!!!

  • Tim McMonigle May 24, 2013 (11:51 am)

    Great job WSHS!

    Loved the live Twitter feed Tracy…would be great to have that available tomorrow too!

  • pjmanley May 24, 2013 (11:52 am)

    We found a live stream at http://www.playonsports.com & caught the last two innings. Finals should be live there tomorrow.

  • Nama May 24, 2013 (11:54 am)

    Will this be on tv? High school football champ games are….

    • WSB May 24, 2013 (11:55 am)

      I’m checking. Someone posted on the WSB Facebook page that there was an online video feed of this game, which I would have mentioned if I’d known, which means tomorrow will be almost certain. Updates to come, including photos/recap from Pasco. – TR
      (edited) Thanks P – saw your comment after writing this one.

  • WSfan May 24, 2013 (11:58 am)

    So happy for the boys! Good luck in the final tomorrow. Thanks for having the live tweets. I’ve been glued to my computer, not wanting to miss one update!

  • Smitty May 24, 2013 (12:05 pm)


  • pjmanley May 24, 2013 (12:14 pm)

    Already available on demand at http://www.playonsports.com/channels/washington/events/61670 if you missed it earlier.

    • WSB May 24, 2013 (12:22 pm)

      Adding the link!

  • pjmanley May 24, 2013 (12:27 pm)

    Only wish I’d found it earlier! But the tweets got us through til then! Thanks WSB.

    • WSB May 24, 2013 (12:29 pm)

      I apologize – I’ve been trawling the WIAA website for weeks, checking brackets etc., as all this approached and never spotted anything about video. As the operator of an imperfect website, I don’t want to throw stones, but I hope in the future they trumpet that more loudly! Glad to know in time for tomorrow AND to check in to see who wins the other semifinal.

  • Cami May 24, 2013 (12:32 pm)

    Didn’t know about live feed. Awesome! Someone record it!

  • Shirley Tupper May 24, 2013 (12:35 pm)

    You can also watch it on a live pod cast at WIAA.com tomorrow at 4PM. Yeah West Seattle!!!

  • Dhl May 24, 2013 (1:56 pm)

    WOW!! Way to go boys and coaches! Can’t wait to see the 2013 state champs banner in the gym! Pay raise for VV too!

  • Kormanik May 24, 2013 (2:38 pm)

    “Sam Hellinger gets sportsmanship award” Way to go SAM !

  • G May 25, 2013 (8:50 am)

    Go Indians!

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