Top performer: Kyle Sherick, Tahoma, sophomore
2 for 4, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 R, walk-off home run
Tahoma 5, Kentridge 4: The Bears (15-5, 8-4 4A SPSL Northeast) likely slept well Thursday night with the memory of Kyle Sherick’s walk-off home run against the Chargers (8-12, 5-7 4A SPSL Northeast) fresh in their memories.
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Kentridge jumped to an early 4-0 lead and Tahoma entered the final inning trailing 4-3. Asher Walker drew a walk, then Sherick stepped to the plate. He jumped on the first pitch and smashed it to right field for the victory.
Sherick finished 2 for 4 with a couple of runs scored. Ian Turner hit a solo homer for Tahoma.
Kentwood 8, Kent-Meridian 1: The Conquerors (18-2, 11-1 4A SPSL Northeast) rolled to another conference win, this time over the rival Royals (2-18, 0-12 4A SPSL Northeast).
Matt Franceschina tossed a solid game for Kentwood. He pitched six innings and limited to the Royals to a single run on four hits. He struck out four.
Offensively, Jacob McCord and Trenton Harris pitched in with triples. McCord had a couple of RBIs while Harris had one and scored once.
Curtis 11, Bethel 1: The Vikings (11-9, 5-7 4A SPSL Northeast) smacked the Braves (3-15, 3-9 4A SPSL Northeast) behind the pitching of Jackson Gallagher.
Gallagher has been overpowering as of late. In this game, he went the distance, limiting Bethel to one run on three hits. He struck out nine.
Sammy Abbott went 3 for 3 with a triple, two doubles, two RBIs and a couple of runs scored.
Auburn Mountainview 5, Bonney Lake 4: The Lions (10-7, 8-4 3A SPSL) seem to have all the answers against the Panthers (14-4, 10-2 3A SPSL).
Bonney Lake dropped its second game in a row to Auburn Mountainview after starting the season 10-0 in conference play.
The Lions scored all of their runs in the fifth inning. Tannery Perry drove in one of those runs and went 2 for 3.
Bonney Lake outhit Auburn Mountainview, eight to seven. Robby Pogue had a double and two RBIs for Bonney Lake.
Emerald Ridge 11, Spanaway Lake 1: The Jaguars (15-5, 9-3 4A SPSL South) got down to business and defeated the Sentinels (3-13, 0-12 4A SPSL) in a six-inning game behind an early flurry of runs.
Emerald Ridge tagged Spanaway Lake for seven runs in the first inning. The Jaguars coasted to victory from there behind Chase McGuire’s solid pitching. He got the win with three innings of scoreless work.
Nathan Packard had a three-run homer to start the scoring in the first. Dustin Resnik Jr. went 3 for 3 with a double.
Rogers 12, Graham-Kapowsin 2: It was a quick and tidy five-inning game for the Rams (12-8, 8-4 4A SPSL South), who took down the Eagles (8-10, 6-6 4A SPSL South) behind a strong pitching performance from Jacob Stone.
Stone threw all five innings and allowed two runs on four hits. He struck out three.
The offensive punch came from Troy Johnston. He went 2 for 3 with a home run and double. He drove in two runs and scored once.
Auburn Riverside 3, Auburn 1: The Ravens (4-14, 4-8 3A SPSL) edged the Trojans (5-11, 3-8 3A SPSL) behind solid pitching and timely hitting.
Ravens starter Garrett Miller went 3 ⅔ innings, allowing one hit and a run. In relief, Derek McKay yielded one hit down the stretch. They combined for seven strikeouts.
Blake Foster provided most of the offense. He went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored.
Top performer: Anna Kasner, Fife, senior
7 IP, H, R, 17 Ks, W
Enumclaw 15, Auburn 3: Madelyn Carlson did plenty of damage on offense and defense as the Hornets (11-1, 10-0 3A SPSL) downed the Trojans (3-11, 0-9 3A SPSL) in five innings.
Carlson was a monster at the plate. She went 3 for 3 with a home run and a double. She drove in four runs and scored once.
Carlson got the win as the starter, giving up three runs on six hits and striking out six.
South Kitsap 7, Olympia 1: The Wolves (8-7, 4-4 4A Narrows) scored early and often in an easy victory over the Bears (1-13, 1-8 4A Narrows).
Leading the way was Dee Dewalt, who hit two homers and drove in four runs.
Ali Paulino was the winning pitcher, limiting Olympia to five hits. She had four strikeouts.
The win for South Kitsap puts them back into the mix in 4A Narrows. They are two games out of second place.
Fife 3, Orting 1: If the Cardinals (10-2, 7-2 2A SPSL) had any ideas about scoring many runs, Anna Kasner shut those down quickly. She led the Trojans (14-0, 10-0) from the mound.
Kasner went the distance, allowing one hit, which was a solo home run. She struck out 17.
Kaitlynn Gain had a two-run homer for Fife.