The Tumwater baseball team needed seven innings but made quick work of Hudson’s Bay in its 2A District 4 tournament opener Tuesday, blanking the Eagles 4-0 behind a gem from Alex Overbay.
Overbay needed just 82 pitches to put up seven scoreless frames, striking out nine. The UNLV commit took a perfect game into the fifth inning before giving up his first hit, and followed that with eight straight outs to end it.
The shutout lowers Overbay’s ERA down to .730 on the season.
The T-Birds (19-3, 11-1 2A EvCo) took advantage of a pair of errors in the first inning to take an early 2-0 lead, and added to it in the third with another run. Kyler Collier made it 4-0 in the sixth on an RBI single.
Eddie Marson went 2 for 3 to lead the way at the plate, while Overbay went 1 for 2 with a walk.
Tumwater will get the spotlight showdown of the second day of the tournament Wednesday at the RORC, taking on Columbia River. The Rapids beat out the T-Birds in Ridgefield for the district title last year, but Tumwater got its revenge by taking down River in the 2A State title game.