Grays Harbor falls in state 13-year-old tourney


LONGVIEW — Limited to two hits, Grays Harbor bowed out of the Southern Washington State 13-year-old Babe Ruth Baseball Tournament with a 7-0 loss to Twin Cities on Saturday.

Although allocations were unclear, it was believed that Grays Harbor needed two victories Saturday to advance to regionals later this month in Centralia.

Hunter Oldham’s double and Jace Varner’s single were the lone Harbor hits against Twins’ pitcher Nat Lopez.

“We just couldn’t get the hits rolling against a pitcher we’ve seen before and did very well against,” Grays Harbor manager Gary Gallinger said.

Twin Cities scored two runs each in the first, third and fourth innings in what Gallinger termed a generally well-played contest.

Grays Harbor had beaten Twin Cities in the District III championship game earlier this month in Elma.

“It’s disappointing,” Gallinger said. “The boys played real hard. It was a very tough loss. It was one of those games that takes you by surprise.”

TC 202 200 1 — 7 7 1

GH 000 000 0 — 0 2 2

Lopez and Clevenger; Oldham, Varner (6) and Spradlin.