Breaking down Wesco baseball playoff scenarios
Everything else is up for grabs.
Meadowdale, Glacier Peak and Mountlake Terrace all come into the week with identical 8-7 league records (The Hawks won Monday to improve to 9-7). All three teams are playing crossover games with the Wesco 3A North teams, meaning there could be a three-way tie for second place at the end of the season.
Each team took part in a preseason draw in the event of such a situation, and if the three teams all finish with the same league record Mountlake Terrace would be the 3A South's No. 2 seed to districts, Glacier Peak would be No. 3 and Meadowdale No. 4.
Mountlake Terrace still has a game against Everett (1-13 league, 1-16 overall), while Glacier Peak plays Marysville Pilchuck (13-2, 15-3) and Marysville Getchell and Meadowdale takes on Oak Harbor (5-10, 5-13) and Stanwood (11-4, 13-5).
In the 3A North, if Marysville Pilchuck and Stanwood finish with the same record, Stanwood would be the No. 1 seed because of a 2-1 advantage in the season series. However, if the Tomahawks win one of their remaining two games against Glacier Peak or Shorewood (13-2, 16-2), they will be league champions.
Ferndale (6-5, 9-9), the only 3A team in the Northwest Conference, will get either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed in the North. The Golden Eagles are seeded based on their league winning percentage, with a tie going to the Wesco team, which is Marysville Getchell.
North: Lake Stevens and Snohomish are knotted at 9-5 atop the standings with both teams having two games left to play. The Panthers have a two-game set with Arlington, while Lake Stevens faces Monroe, which, at 6-8, secured a district berth on Friday (The Bearcats own the tiebreaker over Mount Vernon). Arlington (6-8 in league) can secure a district berth with a win in one of its final two games. If the Eagles lose their final two, Mount Vernon will grab the final district berth based on its 3-1 record against Arlington.
South: Cascade (11-2) and Edmonds-Woodway (10-3) have two games against each other to decide the Wesco 4A South title. If Cascade sweeps the series or earns a split, the Bruins will be the No. 1 seed and E-W will be the No. 2 seed. That will be reversed if the Warriors can sweep the series. Jackson grabbed the No. 3 seed over Lynnwood based on its win over the Royals on Monday.
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