Kentridge’s Louie Albrecht tries to square up to bunt as a pitch falls outside the strike zone during NPSL play against Kentwood last week at Hogan Park. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Kentridge’s Louie Albrecht tries to square up to bunt as a pitch falls outside the strike zone during NPSL play against Kentwood last week at Hogan Park. MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Bears top Chargers to clinch Cascade crown

Tahoma turned away visiting Kentridge 7-1 to clinch the North Puget Sound League Cascade Division regular-season high school baseball title Tuesday night.

The Bears improved to 13-0 in the division, 15-2 overall. The Chargers dropped to 10-3 and 13-5. Kentridge hosts Tahoma at Art Wright Field on Thursday. First pitch is 4 p.m.

Nick Dazell allowed three hits and one run, striking out nine and walking two over six innings for Tahoma. Ryan Shipley closed the door in relief.

Dazell also drove in three runs.

Jordan Rourke had two hits, including a double, for Kentridge. James Billotti drove in the only run.

Mike Callia took the loss.

Last Friday, Cameron Hale threw a complete-game, three-hit shutout as Kentridge defused Kentwood 6-0 at Hogan Park at Russell Road to split their two-game regular-season series.

Kentwood took the first meeting, 4-1, on April 18.

Hale, a senior, struck out five and walked two in an efficient 86-pitch performance.

Billotti tripled and drove in three runs and Preston Viltz drove in two more for Kentridge. Nolan Sparks went 3 for 4 and scored a run.

Cole Trotignon allowed seven hits and four runs over 5⅔ innings, striking out six and walking one.

In Kentwood’s win earlier in the week, Matt Franeshina, Davis Zerr and Ty Cowan each drove in a run for the Conquerors. Franeshina doubled, and Dyson Johnson went 2 for 3 with a double and scored a run.

Franeshina went the distance, tossing a two-hit gem, striking out five and walking one.

On Tuesday, Kentwood (8-5, 10-8) responded with a 5-1 win over Kent-Meridian (1-12, 2-14) at Hogan Park. Johnson, the starter, allowed the lone run and one hit while striking out nine in five innings of work. Franeshina threw two shutout innings of relief.

Jake Moore tripled for the Conquerors. Cade Harris, Matt and Nate Franeshina, and Trotignon each had an RBI.

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