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Hornets climb into tie for first | White River baseball

A five-game winning streak improved White River’s record to 10-2 overall and pushed the Hornets into a three-way tie for first place in the South Puget Sound League 2A baseball standings.

White River has had plenty of offensive fireworks lately, outscoring the opposition 58-7 during the five-game streak. The Hornets will be looking for more of the same Thursday when they travel to take on Franklin Pierce, one of the three teams at the top of the SPSL 2A heap heading into the week.

Saturday

White River 7, Gig Harbor 4

The Hornets snuffed the Tides’ nine-game winning streak behind some late-in-the-game hitting. Chief among those blasts was a bases-loaded double by Garrett Robertson that chased home two runners during a five-run uprising in the bottom of the sixth inning. Zach Rohrbach also had two RBI during the nonleague win while Cole Johnson and Ryan Bird scored two runs each.

Friday

White River 11, Washington 1

The Hornets scored more than enough in the first inning, jumping to a 4-0 lead. The early explosion was highlighted by Ryan Bird’s two-run homer. Bird, who pitched five innings to get the win, also walked twice and was hit by a pitch. Tanner Williams added two RBI.

April 11

White River 12, Steilacoom 1

After giving up a run in the first inning, starting pitcher Cole Johnson retired 15 Sentinels in a row, striking out five along the way.

Johnson helped himself with four hits, including two doubles, while scoring a run and driving in one. Zach McMillen had two hits and three RBI.

 

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