White River's Rohrbach hurls no-hitter at Cards

Zach Rohrbach takes over as the  Hornets’ No. 1 pitcher. - Photo by Kevin Hanson, The Courier-Herald
Zach Rohrbach takes over as the Hornets’ No. 1 pitcher.
— image credit: Photo by Kevin Hanson, The Courier-Herald

Last week brought two exciting victories for the White River High baseball program, which continued its undefeated march through South Puget Sound League 2A play.

Thursday afternoon saw the Hornets score three runs in the top of the seventh inning to overtake the host Fife Trojans 4-2.

Mitchell Webster captured team “player of the game” honors after stroking the game-winning hit. He then scored an insurance run on a Fife throwing error after stealing second and third base. He had frustrated the Trojans all game, totaling four stolen bases.

Starting pitcher Brandon Henke went five effective innings on the mound, allowing just three hits and one earned run. Trent Buchanan threw the final two innings, blanking Fife hitters and earning the win when the Hornets rallied in the seventh.

Zach Rohrbach was the star a day earlier, tossing a no-hitter at Franklin Pierce. He surrendered just two walks and struck out 10 Cardinals in the seven-inning masterpiece.

The Hornet senior “was simply dominating,” according to coach Mike Williams. “He mixed up speeds and location well and he was just a strong at pitch 80 as he was at pitch one.”

Webster knocked in both White River runs, one in the second frame and another in the sixth.

The twin wins left the Hornets battling Sumner (6-0) for the top spot the SPSL 2A with a 5-0 record. The only loss for White River (8-1 overall) was a nonleague affair against neighboring Enumclaw.

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