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The Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball team is 15-2, fueled by big hits and bigger shenanigans. (Jackie Saia photos)

Allison Nastali and Co. host the District 11 tourney this weekend, with a trip to state within reach.

All-Star action is coming to Rhodey.

The Central Whidbey Little League Majors softball team, which rolls into the postseason bearing a 15-2 record, hosts the District 11 tournament June 14-18.

The three-team, double-elimination brawl, which pits the Hammerheads against Skagit and Sedro-Woolley, will be held at Coupeville’s Rhododendron Park (502 W. Patmore).

All games are free to the public.

While Central Whidbey is one team, one dream, the other two squads are true all-star teams, having combined the best of two rosters from their area.

The Hammerheads faced one of each region’s two teams during the regular season, winning handily.

CWLL beat South Skagit 11-8 and 16-2 in a home doubleheader, then thumped Sedro 22-2 on the road in the regular season finale.

Central Whidbey outscored foes 270-81 this season, and the only team which beat it, North Whidbey and its ace pitcher Reese Wasinger, are AWOL from the majors tourney.

As the #1 seed, the Hammerheads also have the inside track at winning the title, and earning the district’s ticket to the state tourney.

“Should be competitive,” said Central coach Fred Farris. “I like our chances if the girls play “their” game.”

 

District 11 All-Stars Majors softball tourney schedule:

 

Fri-June 14 — Sedro vs. Skagit — 6 PM

Sat-June 15 — Winner of game 1 vs. Central — 2 PM

Sun-June 16 — Loser of Game 1 vs. loser of Game 2 — 2 PM

Mon-June 17 — Championship Game 1 — 6 PM

Tues-June 18 — Championship Game 2 (if necessary) — 6 PM

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Scout Smith. (Charlotte Smith photos)

   Central Whidbey is repped by (l to r) Marenna Rebischke-Smith, Thora Iverson, Coral Caveness and and Scout Smith. (Charlotte Smith photos)

We are ... Whidbey!

We are … Whidbey!

They have next. After the next ones have next.

A pack of young Wolves are starring on the softball fields this summer, though they’re still a couple of years away from playing for Coupeville High School.

Working together with teammates from North and South Whidbey, the Central Whidbey sluggers are part of an all-Island Little League All-Star softball squad for players ages 11-12.

When they’re not posing for cameras, they’re busy with playoff action, with a loser-out game Monday night against South Skagit.

That’s a team they already thumped 18-3 Saturday in their playoff opener, before falling 9-5 to undefeated Anacortes Sunday.

Bounce Skagit again tonight, and Whidbey will advance to the championship and a rematch with Anacortes.

Whidbey would need to take two in a row from a team that had ten-runned every foe this season until Sunday, to win a district title.

But win or lose, that howl you hear?

It’s the sound of young Wolves coming up fast and strong, hungry to build on their success.

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