Reynolds shakes St. Helens late in Glencoe Spring Break Tournament semifinal
Class 6A Raiders score four runs in sixth, win 5-1
It was a pitcher's duel through 5 1/2 innings of Tuesday's Glencoe Spring Break Tournament semifinal at Ron Tonkin Field in Hillsboro.
Class 6A Reynolds (Troutdale) got away, however, with four sixth-inning runs and a 5-1 win.
St. Helens (1-3 overall) will play Tuesday's Class 6A Glencoe (Hillsboro)/Class 6A Madison (Portland) loser for third place at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Hillsboro Stadium.
Raiders junior Ethan Hopper broke the silence in the home half of the fourth on Tuesday as his two-out single up the middle scored junior Garrett Fernandes.
Keegan Kline relieved Levi Norton in the Lions fifth before Reynolds (4-1) put junior Steven Verdieck and senior Chase Strickland on first and second, but St. Helens pulled a double play from second to first to retire the side.
Norton's two-out single to shallow right scored Quintin Galvin for a 1-1 tie in the top of the sixth, but the Raiders caught Norton in a pickle between first and second and gunned down Justin Henningsen at the plate.
Reynolds junior Lucas Dehnert scored junior Jake Thompson with a double in the Raider sixth, and senior Caleb Nutting's double plated Dehnert. Nutting and senior Bailey Patterson scored on a bad throw to the plate.
Norton pitched four innings for three hits, an unearned run, four walks and five strikeouts, and finished 1-for-3 in the batter's box.
Kline threw two innings for five hits, four earned runs and two walks.
Dehnert went the whole game on the hill for five hits, an earned run and struck out four.
Patterson and Dehnert both batted 1-for-3 with an RBI and scored.