The Wilson High School baseball team scored three runs in the first inning after an outfield gaffe and held on from there to secure the nonleague win, 6-5, over hosting Bellarmine Prep.
Lions sophomore right fielder Brock Gagliardi led the game with three hits, good for a third of Bellarmine's hit total.
"He's really coming into his own in the middle of the [batting] order," Lions coach Conor Unruh said. "He's hitting the ball hard, finding the gaps. And he's improving every game in right field."
Bellarmine committed three errors to Wilson's one but only the drop on a routine fly in the first led to runs for the Rams.
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Decatur 11, Tahoma 2: Garrett Westberg and Tyler Swanson both hit homers to lift the Golden Gators to the No. 3 seed from the 4A SPSL North to next week’s SPSL tournament.
Decatur will play Rogers, the No. 2 seed from the 4A SPSL South, in next week’s SPSL tournament at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Kent Memorial Park. The winner of that game takes the No. 4 seed from the SPSL to the West Central District Tournament.
Tahoma will play the loser of that game at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Kent Memorial Park.
Westberg also pitched six innings for Decatur, striking out 13 batters.
Federal Way 9, Kentridge 2: Christian Jones was 3 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs for the Eagles, which earned the No. 5 seed out of the SPSL North with the win.
Federal Way will play the winner of Tuesday’s game between Curtis and Kentlake at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Park in Puyallup. Winner of that game gets the eighth seed from the SPSL to the West Central District Tournament. The loser gets the No. 10 seed.
Kentridge plays Graham-Kapowsin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Park.
Kentlake 5, Thomas Jefferson 3: Rob Lawler allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings and struck out five as the Falcons held on and thwarted the Raiders’ hopes of a postseason berth.
Ryan Katal was 3 for 5 at the plate with two runs scored and an RBI for Kentlake, which earned the seventh and final seed from the 4A SPSL North to next week’s SPSL tournament with the win.
The Falcons will play Curtis at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Park.
Thomas Jefferson (8-12; 4-8 4A SPSL Northwest) has one nonleague game remaining Friday against Nathan Hale.
Eatonville 5, Aberdeen 4: Aberdeen's sudden comeback from a four run deficit was steadily handled by Cruisers sophomore right fielder Justin Brandt.
Leading off with a double in the bottom of the sixth inning, an error and suicide squeeze drove Brandt home for the go-ahead run. He went 3 for 3 and drove in a run.
Eatonville senior Gabe Streich (4-3) capped his complete-game performance in the seventh by closing out the Bobcats three hitters.
Life Christian 6, Spanaway Lake 4: Trevor Snow hit a home run, drove in four and finished 3 for 3 at the plate as the Eagles, a 2B school, beat the Sentinels, a 4A school, in a nonleague game.
Life Christian broke the 4-4 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh inning. Sam Absten earned the win by closing out the bottom half of the inning.
Drex Davis was 1 for 3 with a triple, three runs scored and two stolen bases. Jessie White was 2 for 3 for Spanaway Lake with a double and an RBI.
Enumclaw 3, Lakes 2: Hornets pitcher Drew Seabrands had four strikeouts to earn the win in a 3A SPSL road victory. Two of the six hits Seabrands gave up came from Tyler Takeuchi, whom scored once and stole a base.