It was rough start for the Hazen baseball teams Wednesday night in second round 3A Bi-District action.
Hazen's starting pitcher Jake Kolterman needed two innings to settle down during their game against Columbia River. Kolterman pitched six innings giving up four runs on two hits, walking four and striking out six. Kolterman also scored Hazen's only run through five innings on a 350 feet solo-homerun. Once Kolterman was settled he went three up and three down in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Zac Kolterman replaced his brother on the mound in the seventh inning with three walks, three strikeouts and a bases loaded balked to give Columbia River a 4-1 led. Hazen came back in the buttom of the seventh to tie the game at 4-4. Zac Kolterman hit to the Columbia River shortshop where another Hazen player was running, no interfence was called and the ball was bobbled when two runs scored. Tyler Wicks hit a ball that was also bobbled by Columbia River scoring Kolterman, sending the game to extra innings.
In the top of the ninth, Columbia River loaded the bases after a player was hit by a pitch, another walked, a bunt single and then a bases loaded balk (second of the game). Hazen came up in the bottom of ninth, four batters up, three batters down.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB
Chieftains 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 3 3 5
Highlanders 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 7 3 13
Next game Saturday vs Enumclaw (loser out) at Heidelberg Park (4500 S 19th Street, Tacoma). Winner plays Peninsula-Decatur winner at 7 p.m. (winner is the fourth seed, loser is the sixth seed to state on May 19).
** Additional game stats were provided by Hazen baseball in an email.****