National reaches Majors final
By Tim Clinton
South Highline National came all the way back through the loser's bracket after an opening loss to earn the right to play West Seattle for the District 7 Major Little League baseball all-star tournament championship.
National will meet the Westsiders at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Bar-S complex in West Seattle, needing to win that game to force a second and final game for the title and the state tournament berth that goes with it at 6 p.m. Friday.
National opened the tournament by taking a narrow 5-4 loss to Renton on Saturday, but bounced back to beat Seattle Central the next morning, 16-4.
South Highline was a 5-3 winner over Rainier District on Monday before downing PacWest, 4-3, Tuesday.
National went on to defeat Renton, 10-7, in Wednesday's loser's bracket final.
Renton had narrowly lost Tuesday's winner's bracket final to West Seattle, 2-1.