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Prep baseball: Prairie baseball stays alive with 11-2 win over Kentlake

By Columbian staff
Published: May 7, 2022, 10:32pm

Colin Schiller went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles, and Reece Walling and Demetri Garifalakis each homered as the No. 15-seed Prairie baseball team knocked off No. 11 Kentlake 11-2 on Saturday at Kent-Meridian High School.

Walling got things started with a two-run home run in the first inning.

Kentlake would tie the game with a pair of solo homers in the second inning, but Prairie took the lead for good in the third with a run-scoring double by Schiller.

The Falcons would add four runs in the sixth and seventh innings.

With two outs in the sixth, Nathanael Merritt had a run-scoring double, and Brady Tombello followed with a two-run double.

Garifalakis hit a three-run homer in the seventh.

Prairie (8-11) will play the loser of No. 2 Bonney Lake and No. 8 Bainbridge on Tuesday.

3A BI-DISTRICT: KELSO 4, TIMBERLINE 3 — Jackson Toms walked it off for Kelso in the bottom of the seventh to give the ninth-seeded Hilanders a dramatic win at Rister Stadium.

Toms, 0-for-3 going into his seventh-inning at-bat, fell behind 0-2 before getting the one-out, two-run winning hit.

Timberline had taken a 3-1 lead in the top of the seventh.

Carter Gaston pitched a complete-game four-hitter for Kelso, striking out 10 with one walk.

The Hilanders next play Auburn Mountainview on Tuesday.

4A BI-DISTRICT: SKYVIEW 2, BELLARMINE 1 — Some early offense and solid pitching lifted Skyview in the loser-out game.

Brendan Bowyer pitched a five-hit complete game with three strikeouts and no walks for the Storm.

Skyview (14-7) scored both its runs with two outs in the first inning. Seth Minor drove in Kyle Memarian, and then Brady Davis’ single scored Minor.

Bellarmine scored in the sixth inning.

4A BI-DISTRICT: ROGERS (PUYALLUP) 8, BATTLE GROUND 3 — The Tigers’ season came to a close with the loss to Rogers at Union High School.

All three Battle Ground runs were scored in the fourth inning as the Tigers rallied to tie the game at 3-3.

Braeden Getch had a run-scoring single. The second Tigers run scored on an error and the third on a bases loaded walk.

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Rogers responded in the top of the fourth, leading off with a solo home run on the way to adding three runs in the inning and then scored two in the seventh.

The Tigers finish their season 11-6.

2A DISTRICT: HUDSON’S BAY 4, ROCHESTER 3 — The Eagles scored three run in the fifth inning to take a 4-0 lead and then held off a late Rochester rally win the pigtail game in the 2A district tournament.

Alex Haloulos-Younts went 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI for Hudson’s Bay (12-10). Pitcher Sebastian Laddusaw threw a complete-game, scattering seven hits with two strikeouts. He was also 2 for 3 at the plate.

Hudson’s Bay will face No. 1 seed Columbia River on Tuesday.

2B DISTRICT: NAPAVINE 5, KALAMA 4 — Scott Burdick threw three hitless innings of relief and drove in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning with an RBI single to lead Napavine to a win in the 2B district tournament at Union High School.

Jack Doerty wieth 2 for 3 with two runs, a double and RBI for Kalama, which will play Adna on Tuesday in a loser-out game. The winner will clinch a state tournament berth.