Nick Dublinski doubled, drove in three runs and combined with starter Nate Weeldreyer and stopper Grant Harris to scatter eight hits as Auburn Mountainview defeated Kennedy Catholic 7-4 in a North Puget Sound League crossover playoff game Tuesday at Kent’s Hogan Park at Russell Road.
The Lions (11-10) earned the league’s No. 3 seed to the West Central/Southwest District playoffs. Auburn Mountainview opens against Camas at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 7 at Propstra Stadium in Vancouver. Kennedy Catholic (16-5) opens district play against Puyallup at Heritage Park on South Hill, also at 7 p.m. May 7.
Dublinski got the win, going three innings, allowing two runs on four hits. Harris threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Weeldreyer, the Lions’ ace, allowed a hit and a run, striking out four and walking none in three innings.
Weeldreyer and Conner Kilcup doubled and drove in two runs for Auburn Mountainview.
In their regular-season NPSL Olympic Division home finale on April 24, Cooper White ripped a pair of doubles, driving in four runs, and Weeldreyer struck out 13 to lead the Lions past Enumclaw 7-2.
At Enumclaw on April 25, the Hornets prevailed 3-2.
Auburn Riverside 7, Kentwood 3: Ryan Kvamme and Javon Forward homered to lead Ravens (10-11) past the Conquerors (9-12) in an NPSL crossover playoff at Tahoma High School on Tuesday.
The Ravens, as the league’s No. 9 seed, take on Bellarmine Prep in a loser-out district playoff at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Auburn Mountainview High School.
Kvamme, who had three RBI on the day, and Forward also doubled.
Sam Spicciati and Brett Hawey combined on a seven hitter. Spicciati went the first 4⅔ innings, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out four.