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Baseball Championship - Everett advances with 6-1 win over defending NWAC champions

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LONGVIEW— It's Sunday which means we've reached the Final Four of the tournament.

In the morning game, two region champions met to see who will advance to the final day to take on either Yakima or Pierce.

Neither Alex Torson or Tate Budnick allowed a run in the first 2 innings. In the 3rd, Lower Columbia scored first on a sac fly from Benny Kaleiwahea to make it 1-0 but Everett scored 2 off of a mammoth home run from Bryce Steckler.

Everett continued their strong hitting with 1 more run in the 6th off of an RBI double from Jacob Prater to make it 3-1.

In the 7th, Branson Barnecut and Connor OBrien both had RBI singles and Steckler added an RBI double.

Budnick continued deep into the game for the Trojans recording the complete game. He scattered 11 hits only giving up the 1 run and striking out 4.

Torson takes the loss for Lower Columbia who finishes the tournament either tied for 3rd or 4th place depending on result of the Yakima Valley/Pierce game.

Everett will advance to Monday and play at 12:05pm against either Yakima Valley or Pierce.

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