PHOTO GALLERY: Blazers claim league title with 2-0 win over Rams
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A double-squeeze laid down by Blake Nystrom in the third inning scored Chris Roy and Matt Mercer and that was all Timberline would need in claiming the 3A Narrows League title with a 2-0 win over North Thurston on the Rams’ home field.
Cobi Beal, Zach Owens and Tony Ortiz combined to pitch a two hit shutout for the Blazers, who are now 10-0 in league play and 15-2 overall and have outscored their opponents 101-6 in league play. They face Shelton for two games to finish out the regular season and will then be the #1 seed in the Narrows League tournament beginning next week at The RAC.
Riley Storedahl picked up the hard luck loss going 6 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and the Rams fell to 8-2 in league and 11-5 overall. They next face Mount Tahoma twice to close out the regular season and will likely go into the tournament as the #2 seed.