T-Birds Finish Off Warriors in Postponed Contest


Pitching a combined no-hitter across two separate days, due to a postponed game last week, the Tumwater baseball team finished up a 7-0 win over Rochester Saturday afternoon in south Thurston county. 

Alex Overbay got the start earlier in the week, and was in the midst of a no-hitter before the game was called. Liam Karlson stepped in and finished the job Saturday afternoon, with the pair combining for seven no-hit innings with just two walks and 11 strikeouts. 

Overbay also mashed a home run, scoring two runs with an RBI, and Eddie Marson hit a bases-clearing triple to lead the way at the plate for the Thunderbirds. 

Rochester’s Braden Hartley started things off on the mound for the Warriors, but walked five batters in four innings and gave up four earned runs before the postponement, with five strikeouts. Henry Gramelspacher pitched the first 2 1/3 innings Saturday, allowing three earned runs on one hit and five walks with three punchouts before Jyson O’Connor finished the final two outs, with a strikeout and no hits allowed. 

Tate Quarnstrom and Hyde Parrish drew walks, and Hayden Pietras was hit by a pitch, accounting for all of Rochester’s baserunners. 

The Warriors return to play against Shelton on the road Tuesday while Tumwater plays W.F. West at home in a battle between the top two teams in the 2A Evergreen Conference.