PHOTO GALLERY: Greeno’s slam gives Rams advantage in 3A Narrows race
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Dominique Greeno’s grand slam in the third inning opened up the scoring for North Thurston and a seven run seventh inning gave the Rams the regular season sweep of Timberline with a 12-6 win on the Blazers’ home field. Both teams sit at 9-2 in the 3A Narrows League with one game to play and North Thurston holding the tiebreaker.
After Greeno’s slam gave North Thurston a 4-0 lead, Timberline quickly put two runs on the board in the bottom of the third. Each team added a run in the fourth inning, including Molly Emmons’ solo shot for the Blazers, and held each other scoreless in the fifth and sixth innings.
But in the seventh, the Blazers’ defense let them down and the Rams capitalized stringing together seven runs to take a commanding 12-3 lead. Timberline was able to put three runs on the board in the final frame but it was too little too late and they will now need to knock off Shelton and hope Mount Tahoma can upset North Thurston to take the regular season title.
Greeno added two more doubles and went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI and Dejah Hickman had three hits including a home run and two RBI for the Rams. Ciera Davis went the distance on the mound and picked up the win.
Ellie Jones had three hits, drove in a pair of runs and scored twice for the Blazers and Makenzie Sylvester also added three hits and two runs scored in the loss.