The Skyview baseball team’s first trip to the Class 4A state tournament ended in a most unusual fashion on Saturday.
Lake Stevens scored the winning run on an error in the bottom of the eighth to beat the Storm 6-5 in a first-round game in Everett.
Skyview was limited to one hit, scored all five of its runs without the benefit of a hit, then allowed Lake Stevens to score the winning run without the benefit of a hit.
Skyview was held to Brayden Maney’s one-out double in the fourth as Lake Stevens built a 3-0 lead.
But the Storm took the lead in the fifth by scoring four times. Not only did the Storm not get a hit in the inning, they only put one ball in play.
Skyview loaded the bases on two walks and a hit batsman. The Storm then scored on a walk, a wild pitch, a fielder’s choice when the Vikings failed to throw out Alex Hamilton at the plate and, finally, a passed ball.
All three outs in the inning were recorded by strikeout.
After Lake Stevens reclaimed the lead 5-4 in the bottom of the fifth, Skyview tied it with a run in the sixth, again by only putting one ball in play.
The Storm used a walk, sacrifice and two passed balls to score.
Lake Stevens opened the bottom of the eighth by putting two runners on via an error and a walk. The Vikings tried to sacrifice the runners over. But when the Storm attempted to get the lead runner out at third, the throw got away and the winning run scored.