Just like that, the streak is over.
The Curtis High School baseball team scored all three of its runs in the bottom of the seventh inning after being held to two hits prior to that in a 3-2 victory over Puyallup, handing the Vikings their first league loss is almost two years.
Just one of Curtis’ runs was earned.
It was the second loss overall this season for Puyallup (8-2; 5-1 4A SPSL South) after going 28-0 last season on its way to its first 4A state title in school history.
Curtis (7-5; 4-3) has won its past two games after consecutive losses to Rogers and Graham-Kapowsin. Rogers took over the top spot in the 4A SPSL South with Puyallup’s loss.
Austin Stump pitched six innings without allowing a run for Puyallup. Curtis had recorded just two hits against him as Puyallup carried a 2-0 lead into the final half-inning.
After walking the leadoff batter, Leif Strom entered the game. Another walk and a single loaded the bases with one out before Curtis’ La’akea Bissen singled to score AJ Marioka.
That cut the lead to 2-1. Strom struck out Abbott for the second out, but Alec Gronlund came up next and reached on an error, scoring Shimon.
That brought Peyton Borg to the plate, with the game tied at 2, and he reached on an error, as well, to score Kaleb Semier and end the game.
Brendan Illies and Ryan Peterson each had RBIs for Puyallup.
Joshua Congdon, Tayler Parchem, and Daniel Cofield each drove in runs for North Thurston.
River Ridge's Devonn Quitugua was 2 for 2, with one run, a double, and two RBI. Franklin Pierce’s Dakota Smith was 2 for 2 with an RBI.
Tahoma's Daniel Nist and Trey Reinhard both had one run and a double. Rienhard also hit a triple and had two RBIs. Jake Lambro earned the win.
Jefferson scored two runs in the first inning, including an RBI from Jacob Swanson before Tyler Swanson’s bomb in the fourth inning catapulted Decatur into the lead. The Golden Gators scored all their runs that inning.
Isaiah Hatch picked up the save.