LYNDEN — The Tenino Taco Pizzas’ season came to an end here on Wednesday, as Tenino fell to Walla Walla 10-5 in the semifinals at the state American Legion single-A baseball tournament.
Ryan Deoskey pitched six innings and allowed five runs, and had a two-run single in the first inning for Tenino.
Tenino pulled ahead 3-2 and the lead lasted until the top of the fifth, when Walla Walla scored three runs to take a 5-3 lead. Walla Walla added five runs in the top of the seventh to seal the win.
“The kids, they really flipped the switch this tournament,” Tenino coach Ryan Schlesser said. “It was impressive. It’s been a fun ride. Interesting, that’s for sure.”
Tenino Tops Sedro-Woolley With Walkoff
LYNDEN — Mike Born hit a ball over the first baseman’s head to bring home Tristen Ellison in the bottom of the seventh, giving Tenino a 1-0 win over Sedro-Woolley to advance to the Taco Pizzas to the semifinals at the state tournament here on Tuesday.
Alex Bratton pitched a complete game for Tenino, allowing just one hit while striking out seven batters in a brilliant performance.
“Bratton threw an amazing game. He hasn’t thrown over three innings all summer, so it was pretty impressive,” Tenino coach Ryan Schlesser said.
Tenino racked up five hits in the game. Dalton Chambers and Ellison each had two hits for Tenino.
Note: Tenino opened tournament play on Saturday, falling to Walla Walla, 6-2. The Taco Pizzas then beat Lynden Christian, 10-2 on Sunday to stay alive, with Dalton Chambers, Ryan Deoskey and Tristen Ellison each knocking two hits. They won again on Monday, beating Lower Columbia 6-2, with Chambers, Deoskey and Ellison again recording two hits apiece and Logan Brewer pitching 6 ⅔ innings to get the win.
The Taco Pizzas went 3-2 in the tournament.
TENINO 1, SEDRO-WOOLLEY 0
Sedro-W 000 000 0 — 0 1 1
Tenino 000 000 1 — 1 5 0
Batteries: Sedro-Woolley — Maloney and Tacker; Tenino — Alex Bratton and Tristan Ellison
WALLA WALLA 10, TENINO 5
Walla Walla 200 030 5 — 10 6 4
Tenino 201 000 2 — 5 5 4
Batteries: Walla Walla — Tiner, Jordan (7) and Parish; Tenino — Ryan Deoskey, Dalton Chambers (7) and Tristen Ellison