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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Dec. 5, 2023

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Prep highlights: Extra inning walkoffs highlight final day of baseball districts


Two Clark County baseball teams played in winner-to-regional games Saturday, but both lost in extra-inning walk-offs to end their seasons.

At Puyallup’s Heritage Field for 4A bi-districts, Skyview suffered a 3-2 loss to Tahoma on a Cody Monaghan RBI single.

The Storm took a 2-1 lead over Tahoma in the eighth inning with a Gavin Poffenroth RBI single before Tahoma scored the tying and winning runs in the bottom half.

Kyle Merriman and Brady Davis each had three hits to account for half of the Storm’s 12 hits on the day.

In a 2A winner-to-regional game, Ridgefield rallied back from an early 6-0 deficit against Shelton to force extra innings, but lost 12-11 on a two-run Cole Schlender double in the ninth inning.

Four Spudders finished with multiple hits at the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex, led by Deven Savella’s 4-for-6 outing and Drew Harteloo going 3-for-5 with two RBI.

Ridgefield got seven runs across in the sixth inning to force an 8-8 tie. Then, after Ridgefield took a 10-8 lead in the top of the seventh, Shelton forced extra innings with two runs in the bottom half.

4A bi-district baseball

PUYALLUP 13, CAMAS 6 — In the semifinal round played at Kent Meridian, Puyallup’s eight-run first inning put the Vikings in control for the rest of the game.

Zach Blair hit a solo home run for the Papermakers in the defeat.

CURTIS 7, CAMAS 6 — The Papermakers came back from five runs down to force a tie in their second game of the day, but were unable to get the winning run across.

Home runs by Blair and Zach Jensen score three runs for Camas across the fourth and fifth innings, before Tyler Stewart’s two-run single tied the game at 6-6.

Curtis scored the go-ahead run on a Camas error in the seventh inning.

By advancing to the semifinals, Camas clinched a berth in the 4A state regional round.

3A bi-district baseball

KELSO 2, NORTH THURSTON 0 — Carter Gaston pitched a complete-game shutout in Auburn to help the Hilanders reach 3A state regionals.

Gaston had nine strikeouts and allowed just two hits, while Kelso scored both of its runs in the third inning on an Easton Marshall RBI single and bases-loaded walk.

2A district baseball

W.F. WEST 7, MARK MORRIS 6 — In another extra-inning game at the RORC, the Monarchs saw their season come to an end as the Bearcats secured a trip to 2A state regionals.

W.F. West scored the go-ahead run in the 11th inning on a Mark Morris passed ball.

Stephen Hammergren, Austin Lundquist and Carson Ness each had two hits for the Monarchs. Ness hit a game-tying RBI single in the sixth inning.

2B district baseball

FORKS 6, KALAMA 3 — Dawson Dunn led the Chinooks with two hits, while Gavin McBride and Keaton Fisher each had an RBI hit in the loss at Shelton High School.

Both teams qualified for 2B state regionals.

Star of the day

  • Kiera Crate, King’s Way Christian softball, had 17 strikeouts in eight innings as the Knights rallied to defeat Seton Catholic 11-8.

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