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Baseball Championship: Pierce and Lower Columbia advance with wins

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LONGVIEW— In the afternoon tilt, Pierce asserted their will from the first pitch. With timely hitting and a little help from the Mt. Hood defense, the first 8 Raider batters would reach base. Hood committed 3 errors on the inning leading to 5 Pierce runs.

Rayven Kahana and Hudson Byorick both collected RBI singles but all 5 Raider runs were scored as unearned.

Pierce also scored a run in the third, fourth and fifth innings with Kahana and Carter Johnson both collecting RBIs in 4th and 5th inning respectively.

In the sixth, Hood plated 2 runs on a sacrifice fly from Nolan McCall and an RBI single from Isaac Benard.

Pierce countered with 2 more runs in the 9th setting up Colten Barnes for a complete game opportunity but with 2 runners reaching base in the bottom of the 9th, Coach Kevin Davis called upon Micah Richardson to record the final out giving Pierce the win by a score of 10-2.

Kahana finished the day 3-6 with 2 RBIs and a run scored. Mt. Hood was lead by Isaac Benard who was 2-4 with an RBI.

Barnes finished with a line of 8.2 innings giving up only 2 earned runs while scattering 9 hits.

Bellevue will face Mt. Hood in a loser out game Friday at 12:05pm while Lower Columbia will face division rival Pierce at 7:35pm.

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In the nightcap, it was all LCC all game long. The Red Devils jumped on the Bellevue pitching staff for 4 runs in the first inning on only 1 hit from first baseman Lorin Archibald.

Fours runs would be much more than sophomore RHP Kade Kryzsco needed. The LCC starter went 7 innings giving up no runs on 5 hits while striking out 4.

After the first, The Devils scored a pair in the 4th off of an RBI double from Taylor Davis and a sac fly from Toby Johnson.

Kryzsco continued his dominate ways going untouched into the 7th where the Devils scored three more. Benny Kaleiwahea notched an RBI single while Kryzsco had a sac fly.

Freshman RHP Anthony Brink came in and shut the door on the Bellevue hitters striking out 4 in 2 innings of work.

Bellevue will face Mt. Hood in a loser out game Friday at 12:05pm while Lower Columbia will face division rival Pierce at 7:35pm.


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