Top performer: Jon Burghardt, Gig Harbor, junior
3 for 4, HR, 3B, 5 RBIs, 3 R
Gig Harbor 17, Stadium 5: Jon Burghardt slugged his way to a huge day and led Gig Harbor (14-4, 10-1 4A Narrows) to a big win in five innings over Stadium (8-10, 3-8 4A Narrows).
Burghardt went 3 for 5, crushed a homer and a triple, and drove in five runs.
Gig Harbor scored runs in each of its four innings. The Tides tagged the Tigers for seven runs in the third inning.
Capital 8, Foss 0: Behind a one-hit effort from a tandem of pitchers, the Cougars (11-7, 11-2 3A Narrows) easily handled the Falcons (2-16, 1-11 3A Narrows).
Jacob Loose started, held Foss to its only hit and struck out eight. In relief, Peyton Greene tossed two near-perfect innings — a walk — with three strikeouts.
The Cougars’ Connor Hayden went 4 for 4 and scored twice.
Yelm 6, Bellarmine 0: A stellar pitching performance from Daylon Mathews led the Tornados (8-9, 5-6 4A Narrows) over the Lions (2-14, 0-11 4A Narrows).
Mathews tossed six innings of shutout ball. He allowed three hits and struck out 10.
Garrett Friesz went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Central Kitsap 6, North Thurston 2: Despite being outhit, the Cougars (17-1, 12-1 3A Narrows) managed to make the most of their opportunities.
Griffin McCormick got the start for the Central Kitsap and limited North Thurston (9-10, 9-4 3A Narrows) to two runs on six hits. He struck out six.
Aki Buckson came up with the big hit, a two-RBI triple, for Central Kitsap.
Auburn 14, Lakes 3: The Trojans (6-11, 4-8 3A SPSL) needed only six innings to take care of the Lancers (0-14, 0-12 3A SPSL) behind a big day from Xavier West.
West went 3 for 5 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Auburn jumped ahead early and coasted. The Trojans had eight runs by the end of the third inning.
Columbia River 10, Tumwater 9: The Thunderbirds (9-7, 3-5 2A Evergreen) outhit Columbia River (15-4, 6-2 3A GSHL) nine to six, but couldn’t hang on.
Columbia River scored the winning run in the seventh inning on a wild pitch.
Mount Rainier Lutheran 14, Chief Leschi 4: The Warriors (0-13, 0-11 2B Pacific) scored an early four runs, but couldn’t hold off a flurry of runs in a five-inning loss to the Hawks (7-5, 5-2 1B SeaTac).
Mount Rainier Lutheran scored 10 runs in the first two innings, then scored just enough in the fifth inning to end the game early. Nathan Holdbrook led the way offensively with two doubles and three RBIs.
Top performer: Ally Choate, Yelm, junior
4 for 5, 2 HR, 4 RBIs, 3 R.
Capital 11, North Thurston 2: Behind 11 strikeouts from Madeline Lincoln, the Cougars rolled to an easy victory over the Rams.
Lincoln went the distance. She allowed eight hits, but limited the damage to two runs.
Capital grabbed an early lead and never looked back. Capital scored four runs in the first inning, followed by five more in the third. Brittney Kincy had two doubles and an RBI.
Todd Beamer 3, Federal Way 2: The Titans (11-8, 10-7 4A SPSL North) outlasted the Eagles (12-5, 12-5 4A SPSL North) in a contest in which each pitcher was clutch.
Alex Haven got the win for Todd Beamer, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out four. Her counterpart, Jaclyn Gillis, allowed three runs on seven hits and struck out three.
Tied at 2-2, the Titans got the go-ahead run in the fifth on an RBI single from Jourdin Hering. She went 3 for 3.
Puyallup 10, Curtis 0: Emily Ensrud and Sidney Booth both had a pair of doubles in Puyallup’s (17-0, 11-0 4A SPSL South) win over Curtis (5-12, 3-6 4A SPSL South).
Kennedy Robillard got the win after four innings of work in which she had six strikeouts.
W.F. West 6, Tumwater 5: This game went to extra innings, with a walk-off run from the Bearcats (14-0, 6-0 2A Evergreen) taking down the Thunderbirds (8-4, 4-2 2A Evergreen) in the eighth.
Kindra Davis led the way for W.F. West, going 3 for 4 with a home run, a double and five RBIs.
Yelm 26, Stadium 1: The Tornados (14-2, 9-0 4A Narrows) overwhelmed the Tigers (4-11, 0-8 4A Narrows) in five innings.
Ally Choate cracked two homers and drove in five runs for Yelm.