The Todd Beamer High School softball team may have been guilty of overlooking an opponent they had beat handedly earlier in the season.
That is, until the Titans were looking up at a 5-0 deficit.
But Beamer responded with five runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, and Jourdan Hering ended it with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh to lift Beamer past Thomas Jefferson, 6-5 on Friday.
"They were sluggish at first and then decided this team's better than we thought," Beamer coach and Jourdan’s father Brian Hering said of Thomas Jefferson. "It was an eye-opener for them.
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"We were getting one or two hits an inning. [Beamer] came around in the fourth and fifth and we were starting to roll."
Beamer (14-2; 13-2 4A SPSL North) beat Thomas Jefferson (10-7; 9-7) 16-2 on April 6.
Junior first baseman Kenzie Palmer led a powerful offense for Beamer on Friday with three hits (including a triple).
Jourdin Hering drove in a runner from second base to end the game, 6-5. She had two hits and drove in two runs overall.
"We were playing like we can play," Brian Hering said of the Titans’ finish.
Puyallup 11, Curtis 1: Kennedy Robillard pitched a gem for Puyallup and was 3 for 4 at the plate with a double and three RBIs in the six-inning victory.
Bailey Plumb was 2 for 4 with two runs scored for Puyallup (12-5; 9-2 4A SPSL South), which held Curtis (6-12; 4-6) to one run on two hits.
Rogers 11, Bethel 1: The Braves’ 4A SPSL South title hopes were hurt big by the five-inning loss to the Rams.
Rogers (10-7; 7-4 4A SPSL South) pulled away with six runs in the bottom of the fourth and added three more runs in the fifth.
Bethel (10-6; 7-3) needs to win its final two regular-season game and Puyallup to lose its game against Spanaway Lake next week to tie for the league title.
Timberline 3, Bellarmine Prep 2: Brooklyn Taylor Sparks struck out 11 Lions to clinch the 4A Narrows home victory.