Big Fifth-Inning Helps Vikings Rally Past Acorns


Mossyrock overcame a two-run deficit by plating seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to complete a 13-5 comeback win in their season opener at home on Thursday.

“We started out slow and got into an early hole, and in the fifth inning we started playing baseball,” Mossyrock coach Darren Kolb said. 

Keegan Kolb led the Vikings’ offense with a 3 for 4 performance at the plate with two RBI. Jake Comer was 2 for 3 and Easton Kolb was 1 for 3 with a double and an RBI.

Easton got the win on the mound as well, striking out seven batters in four hitless innings of relief.

“We’re down four starters due to illness and other priorities, so we had to restructure our lineup and kids played where we needed them,” Kolb said.

Oakville was led by pitcher Daniel Rodas, who fanned six batters and allowed just two earned runs.

“Oakville improved a lot from last year and made us really work to put runs on the board,” Kolb said. “(Rodas) kept us at bay for four innings. It was good to finally get a game in and we’ll get back to work tomorrow and work some wrinkles out.

Mossyrock next hosts Wishkah Valley at 4 p.m. on Monday.