Whoever does the seeding for the District 3A playoffs didn’t give Bainbridge Island much respect – in either baseball or soccer.
Well, they’ve got it now.
Both teams beat their higher-seeded opponents in the first round Saturday.
In baseball, the Spartans, seeded eighth, went to Bonney Lake to play the No. 2 seed.
BI pounded out a 7-2 victory.
So, the Spartans move on to play at Auburn May 14 in the second round. Auburn is the third seed.
Similarly, Bainbridge was seeded eighth in soccer and played at No. 2 Silas. That squad actually had beaten the Spartans earlier this season.
But BHS avenged that loss with a 2-1 victory.
As a result, the Spartans will host No. 5 seed Gig Harbor May 10.
In the final week of the regular season, Bainbridge’s baseball team blanked Olympic 11-0 to finish its Olympic League record at 12-2, 17-2 overall. They ended up in a tie for first place with North Kitsap, which finished with identical records. BHS also beat Capital 7-4 in a non-league contest.
In soccer, Bainbridge shut out Olympic 5-0. However, North Kitsap stunned the Spartans 2-1 giving them their first league loss of the year. They also beat North Thurston in a non-league game 5-2. They still placed first in the league with a 13-1 record, 15-2 on the season. NK was 11-3.
Also, Port Angeles beat the Spartans last week 13-1 in girls fastpitch softball. Seedings for that 3A district tournament were not available by Sunday morning.
In girls golf, the Spartans moved to 9-0 on the year, 4-0 in league, by edging second-place Port Angeles last week 216- to 221. It was the first league loss of the year for the Roughriders.
Bainbridge lost to Port Angeles last week in boys golf 174 to 186.
The 3A district track meet starts May 18 in Kent.
Seedings for the 2A district baseball tournament came out Saturday, and the Vikings were the No. 1 seed.
They were to host eighth-seeded Highline Tuesday. If they won they played May 14. If they lost they played the next day. Opponents, times and locations were yet to be decided on those games. North Kitsap’s baseball team tied Bainbridge for first place with a 12-2 Olympic League record after beating North Mason 12-1 and Sequim 24-3 last week.
In soccer, the Vikings were seeded third and hosted sixth-seed Clover Park Tuesday. Win or lose they were to play again May 12. Opponents, times and locations were yet to be decided on those games. The Vikings beat North Mason 2-1 last week in soccer.
In girls fastpitch softball, North Kitsap eked out a 3-1 win over Kingston last week. The Vikings are 8-3 in league and 10-4 on the season. The Bucs are 3-7 and 4-7. The seedings for their 2A tournament had not been announced as of Sunday morning.
The Bucs are seeded 13th in the district tournament in baseball. They play 12th seed Evergreen Tuesday. If they won they were to play again May 11. If they lost they were out. Opponents, times and locations were yet to be decided on those games. They beat Bremerton in baseball 10-2 but fell to Olympic 3-2 last week.
In soccer, Kingston was seeded 14th and played at Foster, rated ninth, May 10. If they won they played May 12. If they lost they were out. Opponents, times and locations were yet to be decided on those games. Kingston lost to Sequim 4-0 last week in soccer.