Bats come alive in Reynolds rookie win
Reynolds Black scores 14 runs in the last three innings to down Gresham 16-13
The two teams traded the lead four times Thursday before Reynolds Black pulled away for a 16-13 win over Gresham in the first round of the rookies (ages 9-10) Little League district tournament.
Reynolds held a 12-9 lead before putting the game away in the fifth inning.
After retiring the Gresham side in order, the Raiders bashed the ball in its turn at the plate. Logan Carver got the rally started with a triple that landed in the right-field gap, while teammates Justice Thompson and Dylan Tarsia added RBI-singles.
Reynolds got a pair of quick outs in the sixth before Gresham made one last charge. The Gophers put six straight batters on base before Reynolds first baseman Riley Burmeister smothered a ground ball to end the game.
Reynolds Black faces Clackamas in a second-round game at 4 p.m. Saturday.
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