The Tumwater baseball day in Clark County started about as well as could be imagined, but after one good inning, it all went south for the T-Birds in a 10-3 loss at 4A Union.
Brayden Oram led the game off by drilling the second pitch he saw over the wall to give Tumwater an immediate 1-0 lead. Kyler Collier followed that by getting hit by a pitch, and Alex Overbay tripled him home. Briar Finney flew out to left for the first out of the frame, but it was deep enough to bring Overbay home, making it 3-0 to the guests.
From there, though, the Titans held the T-Birds to just three hits and three free passes the rest of the way, keeping them scoreless and giving their offense plenty of time to come back. And come back Union did, scoring two runs in the bottom of the second, tying the game in the bottom of the fourth, taking the lead with a four-spot in the fifth, and extending it with three more runs in the sixth.
Union did it with just five hits — all singles — while also taking advantage of 10 walks, three hit batters, two errors, five wild pitches, and a balk.
Oram took the loss, going 1 ⅓ innings in relief and allowing seven runs on four hits and seven free passes.
Aside from Oram and Overbay, Eddie Marson, Nick Lowery, and Landon Roy logged hits for the T-Birds.
Tumwater will get back to playing fellow 2A schools Tuesday when it hosts R.A. Long.