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Mercer Island wins first district game in over a decade | Prep fastpitch

Islander Lilly Blakey tries unsuccessfully to reach first base during the Islanders first district game on Wednesday, May 15. - Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter
Islander Lilly Blakey tries unsuccessfully to reach first base during the Islanders first district game on Wednesday, May 15.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island fastpitch team recorded it's first SeaKing district tournament win in over a decade on Wednesday, May 15.

The Islanders, which earned the No. 4 seed out of the KingCo tournament, began districts on Wednesday against Chief Sealth. The Islanders won the match 4-1, to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament. It's believed to be the team's first win at the tournament since the late 1990s.

The team began it's second game of the tournament shortly after the first finished, playing against Bishop Blanchet.

Blanchet prevailed in the quarterfinals, beating Mercer Island 7-6.

The team will face off against Seattle Prep in the consolation bracket on Thursday, May 16 in a 2 p.m. game at Lower Woodland Park in Seattle. The winner will move on to play at 4 p.m. on Thursday against the winner of the Mount Si vs. Bainbridge game. The winner of the 4 p.m. match will earn the No. 5 seed into the state tournament out of District 2.

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