The second-ranked Redmond Mustang baseball team begins its quest to for a Class 4A state championship Saturday in Spokane at Gonzaga Prep High School against third-ranked University at 1 p.m.
Redmond finished the regular season 18-2, atop the 4A Kingco standings. But after beating Lake Washington, Redmond fell to Bothell in the 4A Kingco championship game, which gave the Mustangs the tough draw of facing third-ranked University in the first round, and then possibly No. 1 Richland in the quarterfinals.
Richland plays Central Valley at 10 a.m., with the winner to face the Redmond-University winner at 4 p.m. The winner of Saturday’s quarterfinals will advance to next Friday’s semifinals at Safeco Field.
The Mustangs last won state championships in 1991 and 1993. They made the state tournament last year, winning the first game but falling one game short of Safeco Field.
The other 4A Kingco team at state, Bothell, plays at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Kent Memorial Park against South Kitsap.