PREP SOFTBALL: Port Angeles, Sequim to play softball tiebreaker Friday

By Lee Horton
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Round three of Port Angeles versus Sequim is on.

The Roughriders will host the Wolves today in softball action at Dry Creek Elementary for the Olympic League's top spot at next week's district tournament, according to an email sent to the Peninsula Daily News by Port Angeles athletic director Dwayne Johnson.

Dry Creek is the site of the most recent rivalry showdown in which Sequim won 8-2 Tuesday to avenge its 5-0 loss to Port Angeles last month.

That win earned the Wolves a share of the Olympic League title with the Riders.

A coin flip was originally set as the tiebreaker for the league's No. 1 seed at the West Central District tournament at Sprinker Fields in Tacoma on Friday and Saturday, May 23-24.

But with more than a week before the start of districts, the schools decided to settle the tie on the field.

Since both teams have clinched first-round byes at the district tournament, further experience facing a fellow district competitor might be as important as winning the top seed.

After Tuesday's game, Port Angeles coach Randy Steinman said he was fine with however Johnson and Sequim athletic director Dave Ditlefsen decided to break the tie, whether it was with a coin flip or a playoff, but added, “It doesn't hurt to play, especially since we have a week and a half off. And it's good competition.”

Today's game begins at 4:15 p.m.

Last modified: May 15. 2014 10:40PM
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