The Tacoma (17-5) shut the door early on the Grays Harbor (1-15), capturing an 8-1 victory on Saturday at Minnitti Field .
With seven runs in the first three innings, the Tacoma left no doubt about the eventual outcome.A solo home run by Jake Vieth, a three-run home run by Vieth, an RBI single by Garrett Anderson, and an RBI single by Anderson in the first inning and a two-run single by Ty Housden and an RBI triple by Taylor Adams during the second inning helped the Tacoma put some runs on the board early.
Vieth boosted his batting average thanks to a perfect 2-2 day at the plate to pace the Tacoma.
The Tacoma got the win thanks in large part to Mathew Henckel's dominant, seven-strikeout performance. Henckel allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk over six innings.
Garrett Bruns pitched lights out for the Grays Harbor. The Tacoma managed just one hit off of Bruns, who allowed no earned runs, walked three and struck out one during his four innings of work.
Kyle Standstipher (0-2) took the loss for the Grays Harbor. He lasted just one-third of an inning, walked four, struck out one, and allowed four runs.