The Tri-Valley 16U team led 6-2 after five innings of play, but Baltic scored four runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game, and then eight in the top of the seventh to get a 14-6 win over Tri-Valley on Thursday, June 3rd.
After two outs in the bottom of the first inning, Tri-Valley scored two runs. Beau Keith scored on a bases-loaded walk to Barrett Althoff, and then Mason Hendrixson stole home for a 2-0 lead. Baltic scored a single run in the top of the fourth inning, but Kaden Egger pushed the Tri-Valley lead to 4-1 after a two-run double in the bottom of the inning. Baltic again cut the lead in half with a run in the top of the fifth inning, however, Tri-Valley got two more runs when Lawson Loiseau and Althoff scored on wild pitches to give Tri-Valley a 6-2 lead after five innings.
Baltic then took advantage of some Tri-Valley miscues in the top of the sixth inning. Baltic scored four times on one hit as Tri-Valley had four errors and two walks in the inning. Baltic then scored eight times on three hits in the top of the seventh taking advantage of seven walks.
Egger finished with a double and two RBIs. Althoff had a hit and an RBI. Loiseau had a double. Keith, Hendrixson, and Tanner Van Asselt all had a single in the game. Egger pitched the first five innings giving up two runs, both earned, on two hits with four walks and four strikeouts. Cole Focken pitched 1 1/3 innings allowing six runs, two earned, on two hits with two walks. Keith pitched 1/3 of an inning allowing six runs, five earned, on two hits with five walks. Hendrixson pitched 1/3 of an inning and gave up one walk.