Play began Thursday at the North Washington 11-and-under Cal Ripken State Tournament in Ferndale. Tourney host Ferndale won the 10-and-under title last year. They lost their opener this year to Eastmont 5-1.
Bellingham and Lynden also have teams competing. Bellingham beat Othello 9-2 and North Olympic 1-0. Lynden beat Moses Lake 4-3.
Pool play continues today. A champion will be crowned Sunday.