Top performer: Jackson Gallagher, Curtis, senior
Complete game shutout, 7 IP, 2 H, 4 K
Curtis 2, Bellarmine Prep 0: The Rams (4A SPSL South) got a magnificent pitching performance from Jackson Gallagher and scratched out just enough offense to defeat Bellarmine Prep (4A Narrows) on Friday.
Gallagher was nearly flawless. He went the distance, throwing a seven-inning shutout in which he allowed two hits and struck out four.
The Lions’ Liam Lacey was also strong, allowing only two runs and four hits in the pitchers’ duel.
Foss 6, Mount Tahoma 2: Austin Eisenmenger pitched a complete game for Foss (3A Narrows), which won despite being outhit by Mount Tahoma (3A Narrows).
Eisenmenger finished with 12 strikeouts, and allowed two runs on five hits.
Those five hits were more than Foss’ four. Mount Tahoma’s five errors helped Foss score its six runs.
Olympia 6, Capital 0: In the battle for Olympia supremacy, the Bears (4A Narrows) came out on top, defeating the Cougars (3A Narrows) behind sterling pitching.
It was a platoon effort for Olympia, with Fred Carpenter getting the win, but three other pitchers following him with scoreless outings themselves. The four pitchers combined to allow three hits and had six strikeouts.
Jaime Bautista and James Gunther did all of the scoring for the Bears. They both scored three runs and drove in one, with Bautista slicing two doubles.
Tumwater 5, Kelso 3: It was a tight battle between the Hilanders (3A GSHL) and the Thunderbirds (2A Evergreen), with an early flurry of runs from the latter being the difference.
Tumwater racked up five runs in the first three innings, putting Kelso in a hole that it couldn’t dig out of.
The offense came from Keenan Milligan, who had a couple of RBIs.
Kelso made a run at Tumwater’s lead, scoring a couple of runs in the sixth.
Graham-Kapowsin 2, Spanaway Lake 1: The Eagles (4A SPSL South) managed to take down the Sentinels (4A SPSL South) behind a strong relief performance from Brandon Paust.
Paust came in with the score tied at 1-1, and shut down Spanaway Lake from that point on. He tossed three innings of no-hit baseball, striking out six.
Cole Chambers scored Graham-Kapowsin’s runs and contributed a triple.
Puyallup 4, Rogers 3: The margin of victory between the Rams (4A SPSL South) and Vikings (4A SPSL South) was razor thin, with Ryan Teague’s game-winning double pushing Puyallup to victory.
That hit came in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the seventh inning with the score tied at 3-3. Teague roped a two-out double into center field to bring home the winning run. He finished 2 for 4.
Puyallup’s Austin Stump threw a scoreless seventh, striking out the side.
The win kept the Vikings atop the 4A SPSL South standings.