LONGVIEW, Wash. – John Sage’s RBI double in the top of the 10th inning sent Yakima Valley to a 5-4 victory, eliminating CC Spokane from the NWAC Baseball Championship tournament on Sunday.
Reed Harrington (2-2) took over in the 10th for CCS, after Nick Flesher pitched five innings of two-hit relief, but gave up two walks and hit a batter before Sage, the conference MVP out of West Valley High School, delivered his one-out hit.
The Sasquatch had runners on first and second with one out in bottom of the 10th but a flyout and strikeout ended the game.
CCS scored all its runs in the sixth inning for a 4-3 lead before the Yaks tied it in the seventh.
The Sasquatch had five hits, two by Brayden Olson, and received 10 walks but struck out 16 times. The Yaks had eight hits and had six batters hit by pitches.
The Yaks (44-10) and Sasquatch (37-16) finished 1-2 in the East Region during the regular season.
The Yaks will have to beat Lower Columbia twice on Monday to take the championship.