The Curtis High School baseball team staved off postseason elimination with a 6-2 victory over Graham-Kapowsin on Wednesday at Heritage Park in Puyallup.
Sammy Abbott was 3 for 4 at the plate and Niko Marchio had a pair of hits to lift the Vikings (13-9; 7-5 4A SPSL South) to the 11th and final seed out of the SPSL tournament to the 4A West Central District tournament.
Graham-Kapowsin’s season came to an end. The Eagles finished 8-12 overall and 4-8 in the 4A SPSL South.
Graham-Kapowsin cut the lead to 3-2 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, but Curtis added a pair of runs in the sixth and an insurance run in the seventh. G-K had two runs on two hits and three errors.
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The win sets the Vikings with another loser-out game. Curtis plays Gig Harbor at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Heritage Park in the first round of districts.
Emerald Ridge 11, Kentridge 1: Griffin Meyers had two hits, including a triple, and three RBIs to lift the Jaguars to a five-inning win and the No. 7 seed out of the SPSL tournament.
Emerald Ridge will play Bellarmine Prep in a loser-out game in the first round of districts at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Kent Memorial Field.
Kentridge takes the ninth seed and will play Yelm in a loser-out game in the 4A West Central District tournament at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Bellarmine Prep.
Emerald Ridge pitcher Nathan Packard dominated on the mound. He threw all five innings and allowed two hits. The one run was unearned. Dustin Resnik was 3 for 4 at the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Federal Way 8, Kentlake 4: Eli Graham hit a home run and the Eagles rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Falcons and earn the No. 8 seed out of the 4A SPSL tournament.
Federal Way closed to within a run after three innings after Kentlake led 4-0 after the first inning. Then the Eagles pulled ahead with four runs in the bottom of the fifth. Kentlake had four errors.
But all that and they’ll have to play each other again next week. The two teams against each other again at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Heidelberg Park in Tacoma in a loser-out game in the 4A West Central District Tournament.
Mount Rainier Lutheran 17, Evergreen Lutheran 7: Theo Tel had three hits and drove in three runs as Mount Rainier Lutheran pulled away with seven runs in the bottom of the fifth for the mercy-rule victory.
Eric Kozakowski was 3 for 4 with two RBIs and was the winning pitcher for Mount Rainier Lutheran. Elizabeth Foxley was 3 for 3 at the plate with an RBI.
Mount Rainier Lutheran led 9-0 after three innings before Evergreen Lutheran pulled cut the lead to 10-7 heading into the bottom half of the fifth.