Tri-Valley came from behind to tie the game and send it to extra innings, but Garretson got two runs in the ninth inning while holding Tri-Valley to one for a 7-6 victory on Monday, May 9th.
Tri-Valley took the early lead in the bottom of the second inning. Lawson Loiseau reached on an error that scored Noah Haynes for the 1-0 lead. Garretson, however, scored four times in the top of the third for a 4-1 lead. Tri-Valley got two runs back in the bottom of the fourth. Carter Sorenson hit a two run double to pull Tri-Valley within a run, 4-3.
Garretson got another run in the top of the fifth inning and led 5-3 after five full innings. Tri-Valley was able to tie the game with two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Cole Focken laced an RBI double to center field and then scored later in the inning on an error to tie the game 5-5.
The score remained tied 5-5 until the ninth inning. Garretson put together three straight hits with two outs to score two runs for a 7-5 lead. Tri-Valley put together a two-out rally of their own in the bottom of the ninth. Loiseau scored after a walk and two straight errors to make it a 7-6 game. Tri-Valley had the bases loaded, but the game ended on a ground out to third base.
Sorenson had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Focken had a double and an RBI. Riley Carlson, Barrett Althoff, and Everett Althoff all had singles in the game. Carlson pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing five runs, three earned, on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Sorenson pitched 3 1/3 innings allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks with three strikeouts.