The Fife High School baseball team saw its nine-run lead dwindle to three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Trojans held on for an 11-8 victory over host Franklin Pierce on Tuesday behind a dominant performance from Tanner Knapp.
Knapp was a double short of the cycle, hitting a home run, a triple and driving in five runs to lift Fife (5-1, 3-0 2A SPSL). He also earned the win on the mound.
Fife’s Jaden Hassell was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBIs.
White River (4-2, 3-0 2A SPSL) led 2-0 entering the fourth inning. Braden Field was 3-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs and Hunter Ford was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in.
Godfrey was 2-for-3 at the plate with a run and an RBI. Taylor was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI for Orting (3-2, 2-1 2A SPSL).
South Kitsap (3-5, 1-2 4A Narrows) rebounded from an 8-5 loss to Olympia the previous day to earn their first league win -- after reaching the 4A state title game last season. South Kitsap had lost four consecutive games.
Mason Hopton and Scott Gunther each had a pair of hits for Olympia (1-6, 1-3).
Todd Beamer 6, Jefferson 0: JJ Asinas struck out seven and allowed just two hits as the Titans cruised to the shutout win over the Raiders. Ben Arata had three hits and two RBIs for Todd Beamer.