Darkness Has Final Say in Ugly Tie Between Tigers, Vikings


The final line suggests that nobody was much interested in pitching or defense Tuesday in Mossyrock, as the Vikings and Napavine traded runs until the sun went down and decided that nobody would get to play anymore in a 15-15 non-league tie.

The two teams put runs on the board in their respective halves of each of the first five innings, took the sixth off, then got back to it in the seventh. Napavine dropped a five-spot in the top half of the inning to take a 15-14 lead, but couldn’t hold on, as the Vikings snuck the game-tying run on an error with two outs in the bottom half.

That would be all though, with the game getting called a tie before extras could begin.

The two teams — who combined to put up eight crooked numbers — totalled up 25 hits and 33 free passes. Every single player who came to the plate reached base, and 17 of the 18 starters found their way to first more than once.

Austin Chapman and Beckett Landrum both had three-hit days to lead Napavine, while Jacob Comer and Keegan Kolb had three hits apiece for Mossyrock. Easton Kolb went 2 for 4 with a pair of walks and led everyone with five RBIs for the Vikings; behind him, Cooper Young drew three walks, and down the card, Zack Munoz got hit by a pitch three times.

All told, nine pitchers — six for Napavine, three for Mossyrock — combined to throw 368 pitches.

Napavine will get right into Central 2B League play, facing Adna on the road Wednesday. Mossyrock will get a day off before heading up to River Ridge.