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LITTLE LEAGUE: Federal Way National baseball and softball will play for District 10 titles
The Federal Way National Little League 10-11 all-star baseball team advanced into the championship of the District 10 Tournament with a win over Steel Lake Thursday.
National will play the winner of a loser-out game between Steel Lake and Kent at 3 p.m. at GSA Field in Auburn on Saturday. Steel Lake and Kent play Friday at 6 p.m. at the Federal Way National Complex.
The large portion of the Federal Way National team is attempting to win its third District 10 all-star championship in a row. Last season, the National 9-10 team not only won the district tournament, but also took home the state title. They also won the 2011 9-10 District 10 championship.
This year's Federal Way team includes Cole Bakker, David Bedell, Carter Berry, Alex Bradshaw, Connor Ellingson, Abiel Gonzales, Judah Graham, Colin Heffernan, Brady Houston, Tyler Hoeft, Spencer Sugg, Adam Taylor and Zachary Yoon.
Steel Lake's team includes Jack Arsenian, Zach Chanes, Jack Ellis, Marcus Lacey, Justin Maggerise, Ryan Oka, Elyas Poore, Marques Richards, Justin Sanders, Jeffrey Sichmeller, Connor Smith and Justin Tokunaga. The team is coached by Jim Chanes, who is assisted by Tom Maggerise and Jeff Sichmeller.
In other District 10 all-star tournament action:
• The Federal Way National 10-11 softball will play a winner-take-all game at 6 p.m. tonight (Friday) against a combined team from Auburn and Kent. The Auburn/Kent team beat Federal Way in the first championship game Thursday, forcing Friday's contest for the District 10 title. The game will be played at the Federal Way National Complex.
The team includes Chloe Barrier, Hannah Blackmon, Abigail Cretti, Callie Davis, Sierra Jasso, Jessica Karmell, Destiny Medina, Audrey Patton, Haylee Pollard, Kawehioalani Sharpe, Leyna Wiley and Ainsley Yoshizumi.