In the first round of the 2A District 4 playoffs, the Rochester baseball team fell behind early and couldn’t make up the difference in an 11-1 loss to Columbia River Tuesday afternoon in five innings.
The Warriors fell behind by seven runs in the bottom of the first, with their pitcher Hyde Parrish struggling to throw strikes and walking six batters. Henry Gramelspacher stepped in out of the bullpen and pitched a good 3 1/3 innings, allowing just two hits and two unearned runs with eight strikeouts, but the damage had already been done.
“Henry to his credit did a really good job,” Rochester coach Brad Quarnstrom said. “He kept us in it for a few innings, we squared a few balls up that they made plays on. It just wasn’t our day.”
Mason Ubias, Braden Hartley, and Kole Smith picked up hits for the Warriors, with Hartley scoring a run.
The Warriors (12-9) take on Hudson’s Bay, the squad that took them out of the district pigtail a year ago, in Ridgefield Wednesday in a loser-out game at 4 p.m.
“We have to flush this and forget it even happened,” Quarnstrom said. “Focus on the positives and get after it tomorrow.”