PUYALLUP 12, LOYALSOCK (WILLIAMSPORT, PA.) 0
Second round of consolation in Cary, North Carolina
Batting: Puyallup—Riley Pletcher 1-2, 2 R; Owen Breithaupt 2-2, 2 R, RBI; Brendan Illies 1-2, 2B, R, 2 RBI; Zach Needham 1-3, 2B, RBI; CJ Krippaehne 1-2, 2 R; Ryan Peterson 2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI; Ryan Teague 1-1, 2 R; Kenton Robillard 1-2, 2B, R, 2 RBI. Loyalsock—Jimmy Webb 1-2; Tommy Baggett 1-2.
Pitching: Puyallup—Austin Stump 4 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K; Zach Robinson 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 2 K.
The skinny: Talk about offense. A day after the Vikings were held to three hits in a 3-0 loss to Huntington Beach in the quarterfinals, they responded with 12 runs on 11 hits to win in five innings on Friday. With a four-run lead after two innings, Puyallup exploded for eight runs in the third with Ryan Peterson, Kenton Robillard and Brendan Illies each hitting RBI-doubles.
Up next: Puyallup’s final game of the tournament comes in the consolation third round against Trinity Prep (Winter Park, Florida) at 1:45 p.m. (PDT) Saturday at the USA Baseball National Training Complex.