By Tim Clinton
PacWest battled all the way back from an opening round loss to reach the losers bracket final and finish third at the state age 10-11 Little League baseball all-star tournament.
After taking a 15-8 loss to Marysville to open the action at the Asotin complex in Clarkston, the team from Burien and SeaTac won five straight in five days coming back through the losers bracket.
The run ended with an anticlimactic 13-2 loss to Mercer Island in the losers bracket final Friday morning.
The loss to Marysville came last Saturday, and was followed by a 9-5 win over Montesano the next day.
PacWest then pummeled Anacortes by a 13-3 score Monday and defeated Camas, 13-2, Tuesday.
The team then outslugged two opponents by identical 9-7 scores, beating Salmon Creek on Wednesday and Bainbridge on Thursday before running up against Mercer Island.
Each of the wins sent the other team home for the year.
PacWest entered the tournament as the District 7 champions.