Union scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh on Wednesday to beat visiting Skyview 5-4 in a Class 4A Greater St. Helens League baseball game.
Two singles, a walk and a bunt produced the tying and winning runs for the Titans, who at 6-1 opened up a two-game lead over the 4-3 Storm in the standings.
In the bottom of the seventh, Tanner Myers drew a leadoff walk and was bunted to second by Ethan Beniga. Jack Bauer had a bloop single to center, and Cody Hawken singled to score Myers with Union’s tying run.
After fouling of several pitches with a 2-2 count, Jake Hawken hit a slow roller to shortstop. The Storm got the out at second base, but Bauer scored from second on the play as the Storm could not complete an inning-ending double play.
Cody Hawken went 3 for 3 and knocked in two runs for Union (9-3 overall).
Skyview (6-6) scored three runs in the top of the first inning, when Alec Cheney hit a two-run single. Curtis Perris was 3 for 4 with a triple and scored two runs for the Storm.
Stars of the day
• Morgan Spieth, Union softball, was 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBI in a 6-4 win over Mountain View.
• Brady Benson, Columbia River baseball, hit a triple and a double as the Chieftains beat Fort Vancouver 14-4 to improve to 12-0, 7-0 in league play.
• Sasha Jabusch, Kelso baseball, and Tyler Armstrong, Prairie baseball. Jabusch struck out 16 in a one-hitter. Armstrong gave up just one earned run and four hits. Kelso beat Prairie 2-0.
• Nate Grening, Evergreen baseball, had a two-out, two-run single to break an 8-8 tie in the eighth inning, leading the Plainsmen to a 12-8 win over Heritage.