Rainier baseball lost 6-5 and 6-4 to Adna in a double header on the road.
These losses put Rainier at an overall record of 9-2 and a league record of 4-3.
The team is currently ranked sixth in league play.
Rainier at Adna Game One
Rainier Mountaineers lost the lead late in a 6-5 defeat to Adna on Tuesday. The game was tied at three, with Rainier batting in the top of the fifth when the Mountaineers scored one run on a stolen base.
Rainier got things started in the first inning. Zach Lofgren hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring one run.
Adna evened things up at five in the bottom of the seventh inning and scored one run when a player singled.
After the Mountaineers scored one run in the top of the sixth, Adna answered with one of their own. Adna then answered with a single on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.
Lofgren took the loss for Rainier. He surrendered two runs on three hits over two-thirds of an inning, walking zero.
Ricky Cruse started the game for the Mountaineers. He surrendered three runs on five hits over four innings, striking out three and walking one.
Rainier Mountaineers tallied eight hits in the game. Jeff Ashby and Cruse all managed multiple hits for the team. Cruse and Ashby each had two hits to lead the Mountaineers. Rainier tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Lofgren led the way with five.
Adna collected 10 hits on the day.
Rainier at Adna Game Two
Rainier stayed in it until the end, but Adna pulled away late in a 6-4 victory on Tuesday, April 9. The game was tied at two with Adna batting in the bottom of the fifth when Adna drew a walk, scoring one run.
The Mountaineers lost despite out-hitting Adna six to five.
Adna got on the board in the second inning when an error scored one run for Adna.
Zach Lofgren was on the pitcher’s mound for Rainier. He lasted four innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out two and walking zero. Wyatt Coleman and Jake Jeske entered the game from the bullpen, each throwing one inning.
Lofgren led the Mountaineers with two hits in three at bats. Coleman led the team with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with seven stolen bases.
Reporting contributed by GameChanger Media and Narrative Science.