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Islanders take second at Father's Day tournament | Sports brief

The Northwest Islanders 16U baseball team finished in second place at the Triple Crown Tri-Cities Father
The Northwest Islanders 16U baseball team finished in second place at the Triple Crown Tri-Cities Father's Day weekend slugfest tournament in June.
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The Northwest Islanders 16U baseball team finished in second place at the Triple Crown Tri-Cities Father's Day weekend slugfest tournament in June.

The team lost 8-7 in the finals to Club Spokane Dodgers after starting the seventh inning tied with seven runs each. All of the team's losses throughout the tournament were by one run. During the final day of the tournament, the Islanders had to win three straight games to make it to the title match.

In pool play on Saturday the team lost to the FOC Bears 7-6, followed by a loss to the Dodgers 7-6 putting the team in a lower position going into the elimination rounds. Sunday the team beat Rock Creek 12-1, beat Seattle Stars Golf 10-6 and again played the Bears, this time winning 16-14 in extra innings.

The team finished the tournament with a .394 batting average and .463 on base percentage.

The team is coached by Dominic Woody.

 

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