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Eight run fifth inning fuels Gators first league win

Meet the 2015 Green River mens baseball team.Meet the 2015 Green River mens baseball team.

After dropping two games to Western Division powerhouses Tacoma and Pierce during the week, the Gators looked to rebound against Grays Harbor on Saturday. The Gators sent team ERA leader, sophomore Chase Kairis to the mound.

After going back and forth throughout the first few innings, the Gators found themselves trailing Grays Harbor 6-2 in the fifth inning. The Gators first three batters of the fifth inning would reach base on a Thomas Richards walk, Josh Broom single, and Quinn Burcham walk. The Gators then scored back- to-back RBI singles by Alex Poltz and Demetri Shears. Jimmy Mai would drive in another run with a fielder's choice. Then Thomas Richards, who started the inning with a walk, would drive in the final run of the inning with a sacrifice fly.

After four hits, four walks, and eight runs, the Gators took a 10-6 lead into the sixth inning. The Gators would add two more in the sixth and go on to win 12-6. Demetri Shears brought his team leading batting average up to .316 going 2-4 with 2 RBI. Alex Poltz and Josh Broom also had multi-hit games.

The Gators will travel to Triton Field to take on Edmonds on Wednesday and then have a four game series with Pierce College this weekend. First two games will be at Mt. Tahoma High School and second two games will be at Heritage Park in Puyallup, WA.