Baseball: Douglas picks up 5-3 win over North Valleys

Posted By on April 8, 2014

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Late runs propel Tigers to win

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A couple timely hits here and there, a strong pitching performance from lefty Dalton Grisell and a clutch relief appearance by Kyle Johnson added up to a 5-3 win over North Valleys for the Douglas baseball team in Minden Tuesday afternoon.

Douglas led for a majority of the game, but North Valleys tied the game up in the fifth. The Panthers managed to load the bases with two outs in the sixth, but Kyle Johnson came on to get the Tigers out of the jam. He closed out the game to pick up the win.

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Grisell went 5 2/3 innings in the start for Douglas. The Tigers plated the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the sixth.

“North Valleys is a tough team,” Douglas coach Bruce Jacobsen said. “That’s the third time we’ve played them this year. They made a ton of plays defensively and they put together some opportunities on offense.”

At the plate, Douglas got big doubles from Cale Kynett, Grisell and Matt Santos. Catcher Kaleb Foster had a couple hits as well.

“It’s not always pretty, but a win is a win,” Jacobsen said. “North Valleys was competing hard, and picking up those wins at home is so important in this league.”

Douglas travels to North Valleys Thursday at 3:45 p.m.

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