Entering today's final games of the CBBN softball regular season, the postseason picture is pretty clear at the top.
Kamiakin (12-0) has wrapped up the No. 1 district seed in 3A. In 4A, Richland (9-1) will be the top seed if it sweeps Davis (0-10).
The Bombers split with Walla Walla (9-1) two weeks ago and also received a better number draw than the Blue Devils.
The scenarios start to get a little murky after that. In 3A, Southridge (10-2) will be No. 2 unless it drops both games to Kennewick (4-8) and Eastmont (8-4) sweeps Kamiakin. If that happens, Southridge would select a neutral site for a tiebreaker Tuesday against Eastmont.
West Valley will be the third seed if it sweeps Sunnyside and Eastmont loses at least one game to Kamiakin. If West Valley and Eastmont both finish 9-5, the Rams own the tiebreaker after sweeping the Wildcats earlier this season.
Hanford (5-7) will be fifth and Kennewick sixth unless the Falcons are swept by Pasco and the Lions take two from Southridge. Then the seeds would be reversed.
In 4A, Walla Walla will be No. 2 unless it gets swept by Wenatchee (7-3). If the Panthers take both games, they and the Blue Devils would play in a tiebreaker Tuesday at a neutral site picked by Wenatchee.
Chiawana (3-7) and Moses Lake (4-6) will play today for the fourth seed. If Chiawana sweeps Moses Lake, the Riverhawks would be No. 4 and the Chiefs sixth. If it's a split or Moses Lake sweeps, the seeds would be reversed. Eisenhower (4-8) owns the fifth seed because it split with Moses Lake and Chiawana, and got a better number draw.
On the mend: When Richland faced Walla Walla on April 22, the Bombers were playing at less than 100 percent healthwise. Pitcher Lindsey Walchli was dealing with pain from a dislocated toe, and catcher Bethany Burch had sprained her ankle days earlier.
Earlier this week, Richland coach Casey Emery said Walchli had some tenderness in her toe but that otherwise both players are nearly recovered.
Wahluke done playing: Because of grade issues and a lack of players, Wahluke decided to end its season early. In their SCAC East season-opening doubleheader, the Warriors were swept by River View -- the only division games they ended up playing.
* Katie Dorsey: 509-582-1526; firstname.lastname@example.org