For the first time in nearly a decade, the Mossyrock baseball team is headed to the regional round of state.
After a 10-0 defeat to Naselle in the 1B District 4 Championship, the Vikings needed to win a glue game on a neutral field against Darrington in order to qualify for regionals on Tuesday. They did just that, in a tight, 5-2 win over the Loggers Saturday morning on Lobe Field in Bremerton.
Gunner Mulligan was the star on the mound, pitching a complete game with seven strikeouts and just two hits allowed. At the plate, Keegan Kolb and Jake Comer each picked up a hit, and Andrew Bender added two to put enough across to win.
The Vikings scored late, putting up three runs in the fifth inning and two in the sixth to do enough damage to win. Mulligan gave up his lone hits of the game in the last two innings.
“He pitched a great game and threw strikes,” Vikings coach Darren Kolb said. “Our defense played great behind him. We didn’t play our best baseball but a win’s a win.”
The Vikings now await their seeding fate, to be decided this weekend, to find out where and who they will play in the regional round this Tuesday.