Unassuming Edmonds-Woodway motors into state baseball tournament

With hard-throwing 5-foot-9 senior Nick Hull, the Warriors are ranked third in the state and open the regional round Saturday against Mountain View in Mount Vernon.

Nick Hull and his Edmonds-Woodway baseball team are unassuming. Kind of like a turbo Honda Civic with rusted paint.

“You think it’s not much and easy to break,” Hull said. “Then you see a Corvette on the freeway, downshift and rip on them. That’s what happens when you see our team, then we start hitting and they can’t catch up.”

Hull laughs. Perhaps it’s not that easy. But the Warriors (17-6) are ranked third in Class 3A in the Washington Baseball Poll and feeling confident headed into the regional round of the state tournament on Saturday.

State baseball

When: May 20 for the regional round; May 26-27 for state semifinals and championship games.

Where: Regionals at various sites. Class 1B/2B state tournament at Wheeler Field in Centralia, Class 1A/2A state tournament at County Stadium in Yakima, Class 3A/4A state tournament at Safeco Field.

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Top story lines: Puyallup, which is nationally ranked by USA Today, is making its 10th straight trip to state but has won the Class 4A title only once (2014). It lost in the opening round last year. … Kentlake is making its first state appearance since 2008. … Colton (Class 1B) and Selah (Class 2A) are the only defending champions in the field. Colton has won six baseball titles in school history. … Bothell defeated higher seeds Mount Si and Issaquah for the KingCo 4A tournament title and first trip to state since 2013.

Top players: Sr. Michael Attalah 6-2, Cedar Park Christian; Sr. Noah Hsue 5-6, Mercer Island; Sr. Michael Newstrom 5-10, Puyallup; Sr. Ryan Ober 6-0, Glacier Peak; Sr. Justin Armbruester 6-4, Eastside Catholic.

Favorites: Colton (Class 1B), Cashmere (Class 1A), Selah (2A), Eastside Catholic (Class 3A), Puyallup (Class 4A).

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