The Rogers High School baseball team’s stay atop the 4A South Puget Sound League South standings was short lived.
Kyle Stueckle’s home run in the fourth inning provided all the run support Nathan Packard and Chase Barbre needed to lift Emerald Ridge to a 2-0 victory Wednesday.
Rogers fell to 10-4 overall and 6-2 in 4A SPSL South play, allowing Puyallup to regain its lead atop the league standings despite suffering its first league loss in almost two years in a 3-2 defeat to Curtis on Tuesday.
Emerald Ridge (6-4, 4-1) isn’t far behind.
Packard struck out seven in six innings and allowed just three hits. Barbre came on in the seventh and shut Rogers down in order to pick up the save.
The game was knotted at 0 before Stueckle’s solo shot over the left-field wall to lead off the bottom of the fourth inning. Jacobs followed two batters later with a double, advanced to third on a groundout and later scored on a wild pitch.
Timberline’s Ryan Connor hit a double to lead off the seventh inning for Timberline’s first hit. Henckel was pulled shortly after that. The Oregon commit finished with six innings pitched, six strikeouts, four walks and one earned run when Connor eventually scored to cut the Tides’ lead to two runs.
Michael Toglia had a double for Gig Harbor. Colton Robinson drove in a pair of runs and Jon Burghardt had an RBI.
The Hornets (8-5; 6-2 2A SPSL) led through the top of the sixth inning before Fife (10-2; 7-1 2A SPSL) tied it with three runs in the bottom half of the inning.
Joe Lacy homered to left field to give White River a one-run lead in the top of the seventh, but Fife tied it back up when Peugh scored on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom half of the inning.
Knapp was 2 for 2 for Fife with three walks and two doubles.
River Ridge’s Zach Carter hit a three run homer in the first inning. He finished 2 for 3 with four RBI. Teammate Devonn Quitugua hit a home run in the sixth inning. He was 4 for 4 with three RBIs.
Franklin Pierce tied the game with a three-run fourth after scoring two run in the third. The Cardinals scored three more runs in the top of the seventh, but River Ridge (6-6; 6-2 2A SPSL) had rebuilt a four-run lead.
Wyatt Borge and Mikey Wells both had a pair of hits for Franklin Pierce (7-5; 4-4 2A SPSL).
Trevor Snow had four hits combined in the two games and drove in three runs. Sam Absten also had four hits, 3 RBIs and stole four bases in the second game for Life Christian.