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Beamer baseball stays unbeaten in extra innings

By CASEY OLSON

Sports editor

The Todd Beamer baseball team moved to 2-0 on the season with a dramatic extra-inning, non-league win over the Washington Patriots Friday afternoon, 4-3. The Titans shut out Vashon Island last week.

Against Washington, Matt Hart scored the game-winning run from second base in the bottom of the eighth on a groundout by James Rasmussen. Hart finished the game 2-for-3 and also picked up the win on the mound for the Titans. Hart has both Beamer pitching victories. Adam Capp was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Logan Capp scored two runs for the Titans.

Federal Way

The Eagles swept a double-header Saturday over Olympia and Port Angeles at Olympia High School. Federal Way downed Olympia in their opener, 3-1, and beat Port Angeles 11-0 in five innings.

Against Olympia, the Eagles used strong performances from three pitchers — Josh Elmquist, Kyle Henselman and Brandon Turrell — and a deep home run from Thomas Watts to outdistance the Bears.

“They had a lot of baserunners,” coach Eric Fiedler said. “They had the bases loaded twice with two outs and we got some big outs in tough situations. But we didn’t hit the ball very well at all.”

The Eagles’ bats came alive in their second game against Port Angeles. Turrell ended the game 4-for-4, Henselman was 2-for-3, Watts was 2-for-4 and junior Jon Flood was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a home run. Flood also pitched the first three innings before giving way to senior Doug Lottes.

“I think we can swing it more consistently,” Fiedler said. “We are still a little shaky on defense. I think we were a little nervous on Saturday.”

Jefferson

The Thomas Jefferson baseball team moved to 1-1 on the season with an extra-inning win over the Sumner Spartans Thursday, 11-8. The Raiders tallied three runs in the top of the eighth inning and Kyle Nunley pitched a scoreless bottom of the inning to earn the save. Eric Fitzgerald got the win on the mound.

Jefferson scored a run in the top of the seventh to send the game into extra innings. Aaron Bronson was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a double and Dusty Farkas was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Decatur

The Decatur baseball team lost its season opener Wednesday night to the Kentwood Conquerors, 13-2. The game went only five innings because of the 10-run rule.

“Not a great start,” said first-year coach Steve Murphy.

The game, which was played at Decatur, was tied 2-2 after three innings, before the Gators started rotating pitcher and position players.

Kentlake 7, Decatur 6

The Gators dropped to 0-2 in non-league action with a 7-6 loss to the Kentlake Falcons Friday afternoon. Kentlake broke a 5-5 tie with a run in the top of the fifth and a run in the seventh. Decatur tallied one run in the bottom of the seventh to tighten the final.

Senior Warren Faber finished 2-for-2 with a double and junior Jay Walkup was 1-for-1 with a solo home run in the second inning. Kentlake had 13 hits and the Gators had only seven. Decatur also committed two errors.

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