Playing bright and early at 10 a.m. Saturday afternoon, the Adna baseball team came back from an early deficit, and then held off a late charge in a 7-5 win over Morton-White Pass in league play.
The Pirates trailed 3-2, before tying the game in the third inning and adding four runs over the next three innings.
Running into some trouble late, MWP tacked two runs on the board in the top of the seventh but couldn’t come all the way back.
Adna’s Avery Manning stood out on the mound, tossing 4 1/3 innings of relief with two earned runs tacked against him. Manning struck out six and walked four in just over four innings of work. Manning also went 2 for 3 at the plate with a run scored.
Clayton Loose added a 2 for 3 line with a run scored and an RBI knock.
Keaton Thompson stood out on the mound for MWP, throwing a complete game with eight hits allowed, just two walks, and three strikeouts.
“It was night to get some kids some at-bats today,” Adna coach Thad Nelson said. “That Thompson kid threw strikes and did a good job. We battled through some adversity today, it shows the character of the kids.”
The Pirates have a big week ahead of them, taking on Toutle Lake on Wednesday and Thursday, while MWP plays Rainier on Friday in a doubleheader.