Capital City started out their tournament season with three consecutive wins in pool play at Washington State University. Playing with a short-squad of 10 players because of the State-Metro All Star Series in Oregon, it took all hands on deck for the Cap City pitching staff.
Capital City 4, Seattle Titans 0:
Roger Ingram Jr. pitched a complete game shutout, striking out four, only giving up two hits, and getting fantastic defensive help to win the opener. Josh Palmquist hit a triple, and Garrett Myers was 2-3 with 2 RBI's to lead the offense on opening night.
Capital City 11, Pullman Posse 0:
Another fantastic pitching performance and some timely hitting gave Cap City the 10-run rule victory in 5 innings against the Pullman Posse. Connor Suing went the distance for the Sox; striking out nine, and only giving up two hits, for the second consecutive shutout of the tournament. Sean Smith had 3 hits, and 2 RBI's to lead the offense, along with an RBI triple by Justin Wakem and that was more than enough to pick up the second victory in as many days.
Capital City 10, Moses Lake Spuds 2:
Capital City turned on the bats late, and scored 9 runs in the last two innings to win another mercy-rule shortened game. Finally supporting a great outing by Nychal Gritz, who K'd four, and allowed only four hits, going the distance to get the win. Hunter Spriggs came through offensively, going 3-3 with 3 RBI's. Colton French had a double and a triple, and Nate Christophersen also contributed 3 RBI's in the Black Sox victory!
Spokane Dodgers 11, Capital City 6:
Already having their spot in bracket play locked up, Capital City barely could call their performance against the Dodgers "showing up". With a 1-0 lead in the 3rd, the Black Sox gave up a 2-out grand slam, which turned the momentum in the game and gave Spokane the lead. Down 6-1 going into the 6th, Capital got some momentum offensively with a couple hits in a row, followed by a bases loaded double by Colton French to tie it at 6. Spokane answered with five runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning, putting the finishing touches on the last game of pool play.
Capital City went into bracket play Sunday as the #1 seed, and would host the Yakima Beetles in the semi-final game.