In Cowapa League baseball action Monday, Seaside warmed up for a showdown with Banks with a 9-5 win at Tillamook.
In a back-and-forth contest, Seaside led 2-0 after two innings, Tillamook led 4-2 after three, and the teams were tied 5-5 after four.
The Gulls scored two runs in the fifth and two in the seventh to pull away, and pitchers Tanner Kraushaar and Justin Morris did the rest, holding Tillamook to seven hits and four walks with seven strikeouts.
Meanwhile, Tillamook pitchers Trask Petersen and Junior Gonzalez struck out 18 batters with just two walks and seven hits allowed.
Seaside pulled into a first place tie with Banks in the Cowapa League softball standings, holding off Tillamook 6-5 in a single game Monday at Tillamook.
The Lady Gulls scored four runs in the second inning on their way to a 6-1 lead after three. Tillamook rallied with two runs in the fifth and two runs with two outs in the seventh, before Gracie Rhodes retired the final batter.
Kandice Flaigg, Emma Taylor and Rhodes were all 2-for-3 at the plate, while Flaigg scored twice and Rhodes had a double for Seaside, now 3-0 in league play
Seaside defeats Valley Catholic
Seaside improved to 2-0 with a 10-7 victory over Valley Catholic in Cowapa League softball action Thursday at Broadway Field.
Seaside pitcher Gracie Rhodes struck out 10 batters with two walks, while the Gulls supported her with five runs in the fifth inning and two in the sixth on their way to the win.
The Valiants had six hits and held a 6-3 lead in the top of the fifth before Seaside’s rally in the bottom of the fifth.
Seaside’s Tara Lair and Kandice Flaigg had two hits apiece, and Ila Bowles had three hits with a double. Erin Owsley had a double and drove in four runs.
Malia Groshong had a home run for Valley Catholic.