Ethan Bailey didn’t let the Steilacoom High School baseball team in this game.
He didn’t even allow a hit.
The Franklin Pierce pitcher threw a no-hitter — was a hit batter and a pair of errors away from a perfect game — and struck out 12 in seven innings to lift the Cardinals.
Jon Gasporra reached on a second-inning error for Steilacoom (3-8; 2-6 2A SPSL). He was the first Stentinels hitter to get on base. Brennan Postal was hit by a pitch with two outs in the third inning.
Bailey also drove in a pair of runs for Franklin Pierce (8-5; 5-4 2A SPSL).
FIfe 12, Orting 0: Jaden Hassell hit a grand slam in the sixth inning to end the game.
Tanner Knapp hit a three-run home run in the fourth.
And Knapp struck out 12 and allowed just three hits and no runs in six innings on the mound.
Just another dominant day for the Trojans.
Fife cruised to the win in six innings as the Trojans (11-2; 8-1 2A SPSL) won their sixth consecutive game and maintained their top spot in the 2A SPSL standings.
Hassell had three hits overall and scored four runs. Kevin Nakamura had three hits and Tanner Broom had two, including a double.
4A SPSL NORTH
Kentwood 10, Kentridge 6: The Conquerors scored five runs in the top of the sixth innings for their second win over the Chargers in two days.
Kentwood (13-2; 10-0 4A SPSL Northeast) saw Shane McGuire go 4 for 5 at the plate with 2 doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. Kramer Sims got three hits, including double and 2 RBIs and Lenny Smith was 2 for 4.
Austin Gorney was 3 for 5 at the plate for Kentridge (9-8; 6-4).
4A SPSL SOUTH
Graham-Kapowsin 19, Spanaway Lake 3: Keegan Lonyo hit a home run and plated four runs, Donald Walkinshaw had three hits and had a pair of RBIs and the Eagles jumped on Spanaway Lake with 10 runs in the fourth inning and six more in the fifth.
The game was tied at 3 before Graham-Kapowsin (7-7; 4-5 4A SPSL South) went off in the third inning.
Cameron Cooke and Trey Bretana each had RBI singles for Spanaway Lake (4-11; 1-8 4A SPSL South).
Northwest Christian 7, Life Christian 6; Life Christian 5, Northwest Christian 3: Drex Davis won the game for Life Christian with a three-run home run in the ninth inning in the second game, but not after the Eagles suffered their first loss of the season in the first game.
Life Christian (9-1 2B Pacific) also saw Jeremy Pallwitz go 2 for 5 with a double, a triple and a run scored in the second game.
Peter Kaseroski was 2 for 3 with a run scored, a triple and a stolen base for Northwest Christian in the first game.
South Kitsap 12, Peninsula 5: Dustin Garcia hit a home run and drove in three as the Wolves scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a 5-all tie.
South Kitsap (8-6; 5-2 4A Narrows) got its 12 runs on seven hits. Peninsula committed six errors.
Cole Reasons and Tyler Bickert each hit home runs for the Seahawks (4-9; 3-5 3A SPSL).
Gig Harbor 10, Capital 3: Michael Toglia had a double and two triples as the Tides’ bats exploded on Capital.
Jon Burghardt and Colton Robinson each had three hits, as well, for Gig Harbor (9-4; 4-4 4A Narrows) in the nonleague win.
Andrew Parker didn’t allow a run in three innings for the win.