Meridian’s baseball team was the hard-luck loser in walk-off fashion after a big comeback in a 7-6 nonconference loss to Cascade of Leavenworth on Thursday, April 9, at the Peshastin-Dryden Sports Complex in Leavenworth.
The Trojans were in a 5-3 hole going into the final inning, but scored three runs to take a lead going into the bottom half of the final inning. With runners on second and third, a sacrifice fly scored the first base runner, and after a close play at the plate, the second runner was declared safe to give the Kodiaks the win.
“We just got off to a bad start,” Meridian coach Steve Slesk said in a phone interview. “The first three innings, I don’t know if it was bus lag or what, but we got off to a crummy start. We made four errors in the first four innings. I was proud that the kids persevered and started hitting the ball in the fifth, sixth and seventh.”
Devyn Holmes took the loss in relief, but was 2 for 4 at the plate with an RBI. He pitched well and played good defense at first base, Slesk noted. The Trojans gave up 13 hits, but didn’t allow a walk.
Erick Price was 1 for 3 with a pair of RBI that got the Trojans started in the second inning. Tanner Tutterrow and Derek Campfield were each also 2 for 4 with an RBI.
Meridian gets another crack at Cascade at 4 p.m. Friday, April 10, at the Peshastin-Dryden Sports Complex in Leavenworth.
Cascade (Leavenworth) 7, Meridian 6
WP: Vandel (n/a). LP: Devyn Holmes (0-1). Highlights: Meridian: Tanner Tutterrow 2-4, RBI; Derek Campfield 2-4, RBI; Devyn Holmes 2-3, RBI; Erick Price 1-3, 2 RBI.