Rookies squad falls 10-8 against Klamath Falls

by: GRESHAM OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Centennials Mason Bratcher returns to first base ahead of the throw during Saturdays 10-8 loss to Klamath Falls. SALEM — The Centennial Little Leaguers got out to a fast start in their opening game at the rookies (ages 9-10) state tournament Saturday only to see Klamath Falls rush back to score a 10-8 win.

The Eagles took a 5-3 lead in the second inning after Zach Budworth sent a two-run double to center field, but Klamath Falls roared back with five runs in the third inning to move ahead.

Centennial tied the game 8-8 in the fourth inning when Frankie Porter Jr. slid home on a pitch in the dirt.

Klamath Falls scored the winning run with back-to-back doubles into left field to start the fifth inning.

Centennial takes on Lake Oswego in another pool-play game at 1 p.m. Sunday in Salem.

The top two teams in each group advance to the state semifinals Thursday.

View a photo gallery from Saturday’s opening game at …

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