The Cascade Crush 18U baseball team lost 7-5 in 10 innings during the semifinal round of the Las Vegas Desert Fall Classic.
Earlier in the day, the team won 5-2 against another Washington team, Rijo Athletics, during the quarterfinals. This completed their weekend after a successful Friday and a 4-0 win on Saturday.
“We represented not only the Pacific Northwest really well, but also Whatcom and Skagit Counties,” said coach Adam Roberts.
In the quarterfinal round against Rijo Athletics, Tre Tiffany was starting pitcher for Cascade Crush. He went four innings, giving up two runs and earned four strikeouts. Buddy Junuea earned the win pitching the final three innings with no runs and two strikeouts. Ernie Yake and Max Jeffrey each went 2-3.
In the semifinal round against the Las Vegas Knights, Owen Wright went 2-3 with a double and a run scored. Yake went 1-4 with two RBI. Matt James went 1-1 with an RBI.
The team played from behind in nearly every game, Roberts said.
“In the semifinal, we were down five runs and we tipped our way back to tie the game.” Roberts said. “Unfortunately we didn’t keep the momentum. ... We’ve set the bar high for the northwest teams.”