Panthers take league championship against Spartans | Baseball Showdown

After Sumner's loss to Bonney Lake 10-0 yesterday, the Spartans were determined not let the last game of the season get away from them so easily. But while the game was a tough fight, the Panthers came away with a 7-5 win, taking the league championship.

The Bonney Lake Panthers beat the Sumner Spartans 5-7 at the last league game of the season

After Sumner’s loss to Bonney Lake 10-0 yesterday, the Spartans were determined not let the last game of the season get away from them so easily.

But while the game was a tough fight, the Panthers came away with a 7-5 win, taking the league championship.

The game quickly looked to go in the Panther’s favor, who took an early lead of 5-0 by the second inning.

The Spartans may have been able to get on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second if Josiah Fidecaro has not become distracted and wandered away from third plate, possibly thinking the bases were loaded when Bonney Lake walked a Spartan hitter.

The Spartans scored their first, second and third runs in the bottom of the third, with Kyle Van Hout bringing two to home plate.

Two more Spartans were walked while the bases were full, which tied the game until the Panthers again pulled away in the top of the sixth.

Panther Robby Pogue brought in the last run of the game in the top of the sixth, bringing the final score to 7-5.

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