T-Birds Trip Up in Sixth of District Title Matchup


After running through the district tournament unscathed, the Tumwater baseball team held a lead through five innings, but couldn’t hold on in a 5-2 loss in the 2A District 4 Championship against Columbia River Friday in Ridgefield. 

The Thunderbirds built up a 2-1 lead late, thanks to a Graysen Reveal RBI and a River error scored another run. Alex Overbay got the nod, with Blake Smith still sidelined with an injury, on the mound, and went five innings with one earned run allowed on three hits and four walks with seven strikeouts. 

After that, the Rapids began their comeback, putting four runs on relief pitchers Brayden Oram and Trenton Gaither to pull out the victory in the sixth inning. 

The T-Birds now await their seeding fate, having already clinched a regional bid, as the postseason continues into next week.