By The Chronicle employees
Six Tumwater gamers drove in runs throughout a five-run fifth inning and Tumwater handed Rochester a 12-6 loss in 2A Evergreen Conference play Friday in Rochester.
The Warriors had the hits to remain in it — 11 whole to the Thunderbirds’ 14 — however the fifth-inning collapse proved too expensive to beat.
The first-four hitters in Rochester’s lineup all put up multi-hit performances. Macey Fluetsch was 2 for 3 with a run, Jessa Lenzi went 2 for 3 with two runs, Layna Demers was 2 for 4 with two runs and an RBI and Lakota Escott completed 3 for 4 with a double and 4 RBIs.
Escott tossed 4 ⅓ innings on the mound, giving up 11 runs on 11 hits and 6 walks with three strikeouts. Sadie Knutson threw the ultimate 2 ⅔ innings, placing out two whereas surrendering one run on three hits and a stroll.
Tumwater, in the meantime, additionally had 4 gamers with a number of hits. Megan Paull led the way in which, going 3 for five with 4 RBIs. Scout Abbott was 2 for 4 with a run and an RBI, Emily Robello 2 for 4 with a run and Jaime Haas 2 for 3 with a run.
Ella Ferguson pitched a complete-game victory, placing out 9 and permitting six earned runs on 11 hits and three walks.
Tumwater heads to Black Hills for a 4:30 p.m. matchup on Tuesday. Rochester (6-4) travels to Centralia for a 4:30 p.m. sport on Monday.