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Tuesday’s prep baseball highlights: Tanner Knapp’s HR, 5 RBI lift Fife past Franklin Pierce

The Fife High School baseball team saw its nine-run lead dwindle to three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but the Trojans held on for an 11-8 victory over host Franklin Pierce on Tuesday behind a dominant performance from Tanner Knapp.

Knapp was a double short of the cycle, hitting a home run, a triple and driving in five runs to lift Fife (5-1, 3-0 2A SPSL). He also earned the win on the mound.

Fife’s Jaden Hassell was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBIs.

White River 10, Steilacoom 0: Sean Klapperich earned the win as the Hornets scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth to win in five innings.

White River (4-2, 3-0 2A SPSL) led 2-0 entering the fourth inning. Braden Field was 3-for-3 at the plate with three RBIs and Hunter Ford was 2-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in.

Orting 11, Clover Park 1: Austin Dudlong earned the win while Jonathan Godfrey and Craig Taylor each had a pair of hits as the Cardinals cruised to a 2A SPSL win over the Warriors.

Godfrey was 2-for-3 at the plate with a run and an RBI. Taylor was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI for Orting (3-2, 2-1 2A SPSL).

South Kitsap: 8, Olympia 3: Will Gaplin had three hits and Mac McCarty had a double and an RBI as the Wolves jumped on the Bears in the first two innings and cruised to a 4A Narrows victory.

South Kitsap (3-5, 1-2 4A Narrows) rebounded from an 8-5 loss to Olympia the previous day to earn their first league win -- after reaching the 4A state title game last season. South Kitsap had lost four consecutive games.

Mason Hopton and Scott Gunther each had a pair of hits for Olympia (1-6, 1-3).

North Thurston 7, Foss 4: Ben Rood had three hits and Rams teammate Josh Congdon hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning to pad the lead in a road win over 3A Narrows foe Foss. 

Graham-Kapowsin 7, Stadium 3: Donald Walkinshaw had a home run and two RBIs as the Eagles used a four-run third to beat the Tigers in a nonleague game.

Todd Beamer 6, Jefferson 0: JJ Asinas struck out seven and allowed just two hits as the Titans cruised to the shutout win over the Raiders. Ben Arata had three hits and two RBIs for Todd Beamer.

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