Tenino swept in critical Evergreen doubleheader


A decision that went sideways in the opener and allowing 10 runs in the final two innings of the nightcap doomed the Beavers as they were swept by Montesano 5-3, 16-11 on Saturday afternoon in an Evergreen League doubleheader.

It marks the first time this season Tenino (13-4, 7-3 Evergreen) has lost two straight. Since an 11-0 start, it has gone 2-4 and have averaged six runs per game.

An RBI groundout in the top of the seventh inning made it 3-2 in favor of the Beavers in Game 1. They intentionally walked Zachary Timmons to load the bases and get a force out at any base. On the first pitch to Toren Crites, he laced a three-run double to put the Bulldogs ahead.

Tenino proceeded to load the bases in the bottom half after a leadoff double from Austin Gonia, one of four hits he registered, but a fly out ended the opener.

The second game was a wild one as Tenino led 1-0, 4-2, 8-6 and 11-10. It tallied multiple runs in three of the first six frames. Montesano took the lead for good with a six-run outburst in the seventh behind three walks, two hit by pitches, a two-run error and a triple that capped the inning.

Oregon recruit Kellan Knox struck out 12 in the opener for the Beavers while four batters notched two hits in the nightcap. Carson Hart drove in two and Cody Strawn scored three times in Game 2. Tenino will face Hoquiam in a league game on Tuesday being played at Olympic Stadium.