Friday’s Prep Baseball: Tenino, Eatonville Tie in Opener
By The Chronicle
TENINO — Eatonville scored six runs in the fourth inning to take the lead, but Tenino responded to tie the game in the bottom of the inning and end the game in a 7-7 tie in a nonleague baseball opener here on Friday.
Jace Griffis was 1 for 2 with two runs and Cameron Heay was 1 for 1 with a run and an RBI.
Ryan Deosky had two RBI’s and pitched two innings of relief in the no decision.
“It was just a great baseball game. Both teams battled, took advantage of their mistakes and the kids came out with a lot of intensity,” Tenino coach Conner Hogue said.
Eatonville started the game with a run in the first, but Tenino answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. The Beavers added two more runs in the third inning for a 4-1 lead.
The Cruisers bats came to life in the fourth inning, scoring six runs for a 7-4 lead. The Beavers responded in the bottom of the inning and tied the game with three runs. The game was called in the after the fifth inning due to darkness.
Deosky came on in relief and pitched during the fourth inning, but bounced back in the fifth inning by striking out the side. Hogue was pleased with Deosky’s and his team’s response to the fourth inning surge from Eatonville.
“Unfortunately in the fourth, they started making more contact and we made some errors,” Hogue said. “I was really happy with how we we responded, guys battled back to even the score back up. I’m proud of Deosky, he came back the next inning and struck out the side, he responded really well.”
Tenino (0-0-1) hosts Rochester at 2 p.m. on Saturday in a nonleague Scatter Creek Showdown game.
BEAVERS 7, CRUISERS 7 (5 innings)
Eatonville 100 60 — 7 6 2
Tenino 202 30 — 7 4 2
Batteries: Eatonville — Wiklund, Blake (2), Holmes (4), Mann (5), Rodgers (5), Smith (5) and Kondera; Tenino — Gubbe, Deosky (4) and Cannon