WRHS BASEBALL: Hornets remain at top of the league

White River's Hornets won three of four contests to remain on top of the South Puget Sound League 2A standings with a 9-1 mark.

White River’s Hornets won three of four contests to remain on top of the South Puget Sound League 2A standings with a 9-1 mark.

The only scary thing is, White River can’t seem to distance itself from the rest of the pack, and the fact that it dropped its first league meeting 6-5 when it hosted Franklin Pierce Thursday didn’t help that cause.

“The guys on this team aren’t going to let one league loss bother them, because they knew they weren’t going to go the entire season without losing a single contest anyway,” coach  Mike Williams said.

The home setback against the Cardinals came after White River had destroyed both Washington 19-1 April 19 and Steilacoom 12-1 April 20.

Tanner Williams enjoyed a 4-for-5 day against feeble Washington pitching and drove in six runs. Against Steilacoom, Caden Pugmire and Cole Johnson both went 3 for 4 and Williams, who is currently hitting better than .500, went 3 for 3.

The consistent Hornets closed out last week on a sweet note, when they traveled to Eatonville Friday and stung their unsuspecting host 13-2 in five innings.

“If you would have told me at the beginning of the season that this young group of kids was going to be 13-2 overall and ranked sixth in the state, I would have laughed,” said Williams, whose crew will host Sumner High Thursday.

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