The White River High baseball team improved to 6-3 on the season by splitting a pair of nonleague contests Friday and Saturday.
After falling 3-1 at Liberty High Friday afternoon, the Hornets bounced back Saturday with a 4-0 victory over the visiting crew from Seattle’s Chief Sealth.
A trio of White River pitchers came within one out of tossing a no-hitter Saturday as starter Brandon Henke blanked the Seahawks for three innings and Zach Rohrbach did the same for three more. Hornet ace Cole Johnson came on in the seventh and gave up one hit and Sealth’s only run.
Riley Johnson, Nick Whitmore and Rohrbach knocked in the Hornet runs.
Friday, White River’s bats were largely silenced by Patriot pitching, which allowed the Hornets just four hits. White River’s only run came in the sixth inning when Cole Johnson scored from first on a Ryan Bird double.
Bird also started on the mound and allowed only an unearned run.
The Hornets were busy earlier this week, playing a pair of South Puget Sound League 2A games against the Franklin Pierce Cardinals. Monday afternoon’s contest was on the road, followed by a Tuesday game on the White River campus.