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May 23, 2011 at 4:23 PM

A first look at the final weekend of high-school baseball

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The state baseball championships will be determined Friday and Saturday. Here is a look at the teams that have qualified for the season’s final weekend.

Class 4A

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No. 1 Jackson (24-2) vs. Redmond (20-7) at Cheney Stadium, 4 p.m. Friday

It’s a matchup between the team currently ranked No. 1 and a club that held the top spot earlier in the season. The Mustangs are peaking at the right time after learning lessons early on, while Jackson has been consistent from start to finish.

Here is a look at how the Timberwolves qualified for this weekend. Click here.

Here is a look at how Redmond qualified for this weekend. Click here.

No. 4 Bothell (21-4) vs. No. 8 Richland (20-6) at Cheney Stadium, 7 p.m. Friday

Since 2005 Richland has played in the title game four times, winning three, and will be playing in the semifinals for the fifth straight year. The Bombers started the season as the top-ranked team in the state, but dropped in the rankings after some tough losses late.

Bothell, which has rallied behind the dominant efforts of starter Brian McAfee all season, has been one of the surprises teams in 2011. The Cougars don’t boast a high-powered offense, but get it done with pitching and defense.

These two teams met in the semifinals back in 2007, with the Bombers winning the game and, eventually, the title.

Here is a look at how Bothell qualified for this weekend. Click here.

Here is a look at how Richland qualified for this weekend. Click here.

Class 3A

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No. 2 Shorewood (22-2) vs. No. 1 Camas (25-0), at Cheney Stadium, 10 a.m. Friday

Shorewood opened the year at No. 1 and the only thing keeping them out of the top spot down the stretch was Camas’ unblemished record.

The Thunderbirds are loaded with talent, especially pitcher Blake Snell and first baseman Trevor Mitsui. However, Camas, after making a run to the title game in 2010, presents a tough test for Shorewood.

Here is a look at how the Thunderbirds qualified for this weekend. Click here.

Here is a look at how the Papermakers qualified for this weekend. Click here.

No. 5 Mount Si (20-3) vs. No. 8 Kamiakin (22-5), at Cheney Stadium, 1 p.m., Friday

Mount Si is making its first trip to the state semifinals, led by 25-year-old, first-year coach Elliott Cribby. The Wildcats win with pitching and defense and were impressive over the weekend.

Kamiakin remains the last 3A team standing out of the CBBN, an impressive accomplishment in a tough league.

Here is a look at how the Wildcats qualified for this weekend. Click here.

Here is a look at how the Braves qualified for this weekend. Click here.

Class 2A

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Since no local teams are still alive in the 2A playoffs, I am only posting the bracket.

Class 1A

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Bellevue Christian vs. Chimacum at County Stadium in Yakima, 1 p.m., Friday

Here is my story from last week on the Bellevue Christian’s senior trio that has been through so much. Click here.

Have to be impressed with the Vikings winning both games Saturday.

Class 2B

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Seattle Lutheran vs. DeSales, at Parker Field in Yakima, 7 p.m. Friday

The Saints won the state title in 2010 and will take on the program that has won 16 Class B or 2B titles since 1989, including a stretch of 14 in 15 years.

Class 1B

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