Sedro-Wooley, WA — After losing a tight baseball game Sunday against Pacific, the Camas Little League 12U All-Star’s team (2-1 at State) came back Monday night to defeat Bainbridge Island, 6-5 in the double elimination Washington State Little League Championships.
It was a fun baseball night. The boys came out swinging Monday night with a 2-run single by Thomas Clute and a sac fly by Andrew Kralj, which scored four runs for Camas at the top of the first inning. Camas pitcher, Jake Swenson, had two strikeouts and held Bainbridge Island to one run to end the first inning.
Trevor Wong came into pitch for Camas at the top of the second and would pitch the rest of the game. Camas was able to hold Bainbridge Island to a single run until the bottom of the fourth inning, when they rallied and scored four runs, putting Bainbridge Island ahead 5-4.
Camas didn’t let up.
The Camas All-Stars loaded the bases and a base hit by Andrew Kralj brought in the tying run. With the score tied 5-5, at the top of the top of the 6th, Cade Gehlen started a Camas rally with a double and was able to score the go-ahead run with a hit by Trevor Wong, making the score 6-5. The Camas defense was able to hold Bainbridge Island for the next three outs winning the game with a final score of 6-5.
The boys have been playing since Saturday, and face neighboring Salmon Creek (District 6) on Tuesday evening. Since losing Sunday afternoon, Camas has been playing in the loser’s bracket, which is a tougher road to travel.
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Article by Liz Geigenmiller