Eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
That did the trick for the Wilson High School baseball team.
The Rams rallied from a two-run deficit to beat Auburn Riverside 13-7 on Friday behind Alex Montonaga’s 4-for-4 performance at the plate. He also entered in relief and earned the win with a scoreless inning.
Cyrus Maxon drove in three runs on two hits, including a double for Wilson, which bounced back from a season-opening loss to Curtis.
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Auburn Riverside led 7-5 after scoring in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. But Wilson closed the coffin with that eight-run sixth.
Wilson’s Mark Jones had three hits and two RBI and Noah Hill was 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI.
Orange Lutheran (Calif.) 11, Puyallup 2; Orange Lutheran 6, Puyallup 2: We’ll start with that first game.
In the opener of a double header in California, Orange Lutheran broke a 2-2 tie with nine runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
It took the lead when Zachary Lew led off with a triple and scored on Mark Jackson’s single and Orange Lutheran cruised from there.
In the second game, Michael Spellacy doubled and Clay Spacher drove in a pair of runs for Puyallup, but the Vikings weren’t able to overcome a three-run deficit after the first inning.
Ryan Teague was 2 for 3 with a double a run scored and an RBI in the first game.
Puyallup closes the California trip with a game against Corona Santiago at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Central Kitsap 5, Gig Harbor 3: One placed third in the 3A state tournament last year, the other third in the 4A state tournament.
In a battle of final four teams, 3A Central Kitsap came away with the win Friday over 4A Gig Harbor behind Duncan Guererro’s home run and solid pitching from Eric Halvorson and Matthew Vessey.
Central Kitsap didn’t allow an earned run and Halvorson earned the win, pitching five innings and allowing two hits. Vessey picked up the save with two innings of relief, allowing one hit.
Chad Stevens was 1 for 3 with a double and two RBI for Gig Harbor. Guerrero, Griffin McCormick and Nick Roberts each had two hits for CK.
Vashon Island 1, Cascade Christian 0: Sam Schoenberg scored the game’s lone run in the first inning and Logan Hawkins earned the win as the Pirates held on.
Hawkins, Schoenberg and Ashton Dulfer each hit doubles for Vashon. Tyler Fox suffered the loss for Cascade Christian.
Bellarmine Prep 7, Emerald Ridge 3: Brock Gagliardi reached base in all four plate appearances – finishing with a home run, a double, two RBI and three runs scored – to lead the Lions over the Jaguars.
Ben Jensen and Ben Johnson also hit doubles for Bellarmine, which led 4-0 after the second inning and won despite having four hits to Emerald Ridge’s 11.
Jake Roten hit a double and drove in two runs for Emerald Ridge.
Curtis 3, Timberline 0 (11 innings): George Thompson drove in the game’s first run when he scored Nico Marchio with a one-out double in the top of the 11th inning as the Vikings took the hard-earned nonleague victory.
Thompson was the game’s starting pitcher for Curtis, going six innings and allowing just two hits with eight strikeouts.
But the game was scoreless even through three extra innings before Thompson’s big hit in the 11th. Jack Horn later drove him home with a single and Jackson Robinette added an RBI single, too, to make it 3-0.
Horn shut Timberline down in the bottom of the 11th to earn the win.
Graham-Kapowsin 13, Moses Lake 5: The Eagles rallied with a five-run second inning to cruise past Moses Lake.
Brandon Becker hit two doubles among his three this and drove in two runs. Keegan Lonyo, Beau Blowers and Alex Bryner hit one double each.
Cole Chambers drove in two runs and was 2 for 2.
Kentwood 11, Mt. Rainier 0: Daniel Tanaka and Trenton Harris each hit doubles as the Conquerors jumped on the Rams for seven runs in the first inning and closed the game out in five innings.
Mt. Rainier had just three hits.
Isaac Hegamin, Jacob McCord, Tanaka and Garrett Stewart each had two hits for Kentwood.
Tahoma 2, Federal Way 1: Austin Ohland scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Bears.
He also finished 2 for 2 at the plate, scoring both Tahoma’s runs.
Kyle Sherick was 1 for 3 with a triple and an RBI for Tahoma, which trailed 1-0 before scoring in the bottom of the fifth and adding the walk-off in the bottom of the seventh.
Ben Koler was 2 for 3 with a double for the Eagles.
Franklin Pierce 8, Lakes 7: Brandon Hennings’ walk-off double lifted the Cardinals over the Lancers.
Hennings drove home Kaelin Khammala after Lakes tied it in the top of the seventh on Dawson Vance’s two-out single.
Ben Wheelock allowed six runs (two earned) in six innings for the Cardinals in the win. He struck out eight. Paul Recardo was 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI.
Tyler Takeuchi was 2 for 5 with two runs scored and an RBI for the Lancers.