AMERICAN LEGION: Wilder Sr. will host six teams as Firecracker Classic returns

PORT ANGELES – Eighteen games with seven teams from Washington and Oregon participate in the Dick Brown Memorial Firecracker Classic baseball tournament held Thursday through Sunday at Port Angeles Civic Field.

This is the first Firecracker Classic since 2019. The tournament had to be canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The tournament will be hosted by Wilder Senior, Lakeside Babe Ruth of Bellevue, WBS Colts Red of Portland, Oregon, WBS Colts Black, River Dogs of Mount Vernon, Cascade Crush of Bellingham and Everett Rival.

There will be a three-day round robin tournament in which teams will be divided into black and red divisions and will play four games each. Placement games take place on Sunday, the championship game is scheduled for 5 p.m.

Wilder Sr. will play all of his evening games with a Doppelkopf on Friday. They play the River Dogs Thursday at 8 p.m., 5 p.m. Friday against Lakeside Babe Ruth, 8 p.m. Friday against Everett Rival, and WBS Colts Red at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The forecast for the tournament is for mostly sunny skies with cooler temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.

The full schedule is:

Thursday

Lakeside Babe Ruth vs. WBS Colts Red, 11:30 a.m.

WBS Colts Red vs. Cascade Crush, 2 p.m.

Cascade Crush vs. WBS Colts Black, 5 p.m.

Wilder Sr. vs. River Dogs, 8 p.m.

Friday

River Dogs vs. WBS Colts Red, 9 a.m.

Cascade Crush vs. Everett Rival, 11:30 a.m.

WBS Colts Black vs. Lakeside Babe Ruth, 2 p.m.

Lakeside Babe Ruth vs. Wilder, 5 p.m.

Wilder vs. Everett Rival, 8 p.m.

Saturday

WBS Colts Black vs. Cascade Crush, 9 a.m.

Everett Rival vs. WBS Colts Black, 11:30 a.m.

River Dogs vs. Everett Rival, 2 p.m.

Lakeside Babe Ruth vs. River Dogs, 5 p.m.

WBS Colts Red vs. Wilder, 8 p.m.

Sunday

Championship round

# 5 seeds vs. # 6 seeds, 8 a.m.

Red No. 1 vs. Black No. 2, 11 a.m.

Black No. 1 vs. Red No. 2, 2 p.m.

Championship, 5 p.m.

In addition to Wilder Sr.’s games, Wilder Jr. is slated to play six games at Volunteer Field this weekend. Wilder Jr. will play Anacortes on Friday at 10 a.m. and River Dogs on Friday at 1 p.m. They play the River Dogs on Saturday lunchtime and Kitsap at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and the River Dogs at 10 a.m. Sunday and Kitsap at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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