Top performer: Issac Hegamin, Kentwood, senior
3-5, 2B, R — game-winning hit in seventh inning in 10-9 win over Tahoma
Kentwood 10, Tahoma 9: It was a tight matchup between two league powerhouses in Kentwood (13-1, 6-0 4A SPSL Northeast) and Tahoma (11-3, 4-2 4A SPSL Northeast). In the end, a Tahoma seventh inning collapse doomed them.
Kentwood entered the seventh behind 9-5, their collective backs against the wall. The lead would not hold, as they chipped away at Tahoma’s lead one run at a time until Issac Hegamin came up with the game-winning hit.
Tahoma gained its lead on the back of big innings in the fifth and sixth, where they scored all their nine runs.
Hegamin was hitting all day, finishing 3 for 5 with a double, the game-winning RBI and a run scored. Trenton Harris was 1 for 3 with a three-run home run for the Conks.
Kentwood led 2-0 before Tahoma took a 9-2 lead in the top of the sixth.
Graham-Kapowsin 5, Bethel 1: Strong pitching from Graham-Kapowsin (5-7, 3-4 4A SPSL South) was enough to lift them over Bethel (2-11, 2-5 4A SPSL South).
For G-K, Chanse Nolte got the start and shut down Bethel’s lineup. He went the distance, allowing only one run on four hits and striking out six.
That run came in the first and was all Bethel could muster. The Eagles took the lead with two runs in the third, then tacked on three more in the sixth for good measure.
Kentridge 3, Kentlake 0: The Chargers (6-8, 3-4, 4A SPSL Northeast) defeated Kentlake (1-15, 0-9 4A SPSL Northeast) in a tight game behind stellar pitching from Ajay Bhat.
Bhat tossed a complete game, giving up just four hits in the shutout win. He also struck out seven.
The only Kentlake batter who could figure out Bhat was Caleb Jamie.
Jefferson 5, Mount Rainier 1: Avery Cantino-Kennedy threw a complete game to lead the Raiders (6-8, 4-5 4A SPSL Northwest) over Mount Rainier (3-10, 1-5 4A SPSL Northwest)..
Cantino-Kennedy allowing just one run on three hits and struck out three in seven innings.
Offensively, Jefferson found pop in Blake Null’s bat. He went 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs.
W.F. West 4, Tumwater 1: In a tight 2A matchup, W.F. West (7-5, 4-1 2A Evergreen) topped Tumwater (7-4, 2-3 2A Evergreen) despite the latter racking up more hits.
Tumwater outhit W.F. West 10 to 9 in this game, but left too many runners stranded. Credit goes to starter Jacob Cleary for getting himself out of a couple jams. He gave up nine hits, but held Tumwater to just the single run.
Offensively, Hunter Fuchs did most of the heavy lifting. He went 1 for 3 with a double and three RBIs, plus a run scored. Elijah Johnson also found himself on base often, going 4 for 4 with an RBI.
Steilacoom 8, Franklin Pierce 1: Steilacoom (8-6, 6-3 2A SPSL) had everything working against Franklin Pierce (7-8, 5-5 2A SPSL) in a seven-run victory.
Brennan Postal took the mound for Steilacoom and shutdown Franklin Pierce with a complete game. He allowed just one run on five hits with nine strikeouts.
Offensively, Steilacoom chipped away at Franklin Pierce, scoring runs in four of the game’s seven innings. Isiah Quiugua led the offensive charge going 4 for 5 with an RBI and three runs scored.
Top performer: Quinn Breidenbach, Enumclaw, senior
7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 16 K — in 9-0 win over Auburn Mountainview
Enumclaw 9, Auburn Mountainview 0: Enumclaw (8-1, 7-0 3A SPSL) got a stellar pitching performance from Quinn Breidenbach and plenty of offense from its bats to topple Auburn Mountainview (7-2, 6-0 4A SPSL) in a battle between the conference’s two top teams.
Breidenbach had a phenomenal day. She held Auburn Mountainview to just two hits. More impressive, she struck out 16 batters.
Offensively, Madelyn Carlson provided more than enough for the win. She went 2 for 3 with a triple and three runs scored.
Fife 8, River Ridge 2: Fife (9-0, 6-0 2A SPSL) rode Anna Kasner’s dominant performance in a win over the Hawks (4-4, 2-3 2A SPSL).
Kasner threw a complete game, allowing only two runs on two hits. She did it with strikeouts, tallying 17 in the game.
Margaret Crist got the offense going with a 3 for 4 night. That included a double and two RBIs.
Orting 6, White River 5: Orting (6-1, 3-1 2A SPSL), on the strength of a strong fifth inning surge, narrowly edged White River (4-6, 4-1 2A SPSL).
The big inning came late in the game. Down 5-1, Orting dropped five runs on White River to take the 6-5 lead in the fifth inning. They managed to hold on and shut down White River in the sixth and seventh innings.
Madison Nasinec contributed solid numbers at the plate for Orting. She went 2 for 3 with two doubles and an RBI.
Top performer: Megan Hagerty, Graham-Kapowsin
Defeated opponent 6-0, 6-0 — in 4-1 win over Bethel
Lincoln 3, Mount Tahoma 2: It was a close matchup between Lincoln (8-1, 3-0 3A Narrows) and Mount Tahoma (2-5, 0-3 3A Narrows), with the former narrowly emerging victorious.
Lincoln won on the strength of its doubles play. They won all three doubles matches, with two coming in straight sets.
Mount Tahoma managed to get on the scoreboard with its singles play, winning both matches in straight sets.
Auburn Riverside 4, Lakes 1: Auburn Riverside (2-6, 2-6 3A SPSL) handily defeated Lakes (3-4, 4-5 3A SPSL) in a 3A SPSL clash.
Lakes’ lone win came from Geomara Nicolo, who defeated her opponent 6-3, 7-5 in singles play.
Auburn Riverside dominated the rest of the matchup, winning all three doubles matches, two of which coming in straight sets.
Graham-Kapowsin 4, Bethel 1: Behind strong play from both singles and doubles, Graham-Kapowsin (7-2, 4-1 4A SPSL South) easily handled Bethel (3-6, 1-4 4A SPSL South)..
Megan Hagerty led the way for G-K, winning in straight sets. Carley Heinrichs also won her singles matchup, her’s coming 6-1, 6-2.
Bethel managed to scratch out one win in doubles play, but G. Kapowsin took the other two.