EAST WENATCHEE – The Oroville High School Boys Baseball team won their first District Playoff game beating Waterville 4 to 3 Saturday, May 10 at Eastmont High School in East Wenatchee.
The win gave Oroville a state tournament playoff birth. They will play this Saturday, May 17 in Walla Walla against the District 9 number one seed.
Oroville had four runs on 12 hits, while Waterville collected three runs on four
hits. Bud Swenson pitched all seven innings for the Hornets throwing nine strikeouts. Matt Sharpe and Justin Miller each went two for four with two RBI’s.
“Sharpe’s second hit came in the fifth with the score tied at two, runners on
second and third. He hit a hard line-drive into the right centerfield gap driving in two runs to put the Hornets up by two,” said Coach Tam Hutchinson.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, Waterville’s Rob Fila, who had hit a homerun in the third inning to tie the game, led off with a triple down the right field line. He scored
on the next batter’s fly ball out to centerfield.