Following are first-round matchups, records and rankings for the NWAACC baseball tournament scheduled to start Thursday.
At this writing, it was 48 degrees and cloudy in Longview, where Lower Columbia College and Story Field are located. The forecast for Thursday calls for a high of 59 with a 60 percent chance of precipitation.
The matchups: Game 1, 9:35 a.m., Linn-Benton (28-14, unranked) vs. Pierce (27-13, No. 5); Game 2, 12:35 p.m., Yakima Valley (31-17, No. 7) vs. Bellevue (30-18, unranked; Game 3, 4:35 p.m., Tacoma (34-14, No. 6) vs. Mt. Hood (30-12, No. 4); Game 4, 7:35 p.m., Everett (34-9, No. 1) vs. Treasure Valley (37-10, No. 2).
If Yakima Valley wins Thursday, it will play the Linn-Benton vs. Pierce winner at 4:35 p.m. Friday. If the Yaks lose, they’ll play the loser of the aforementioned game at 9:35 a.m. on Friday.