Nelsonites help Trail Orioles get past Gonzaga Prep

The double-header win means the Orioles league record is now at four wins and two losses.

The Trail AA Orioles

The Trail AA Orioles

The Trail AA Orioles emerged victorious in a double-header against first-place team Gonzaga Preparatory School, with four Nelson players leading the way—Austin and Reese Tambellini, Casey Harrison and Joel Aubert.

Austin Tambellini threw a complete game four-hitter for the win during the first game. He had a strong outing, striking out four and walking four.

He was helped by good defense, with only one error being committed.

Offensively the team was led by Nathan Soukeroff, who went 3 for 4. He drove home 5 runs, hitting a grand slam and two singles into left field.

Five other plays chipped in two hits each—Austin Tambellini, Tyler Atkinson, Ross St. Jean, Bradley Ross and Reese Tambellini.

The final score was 14-4.

The second game started with Brendan Makay, who went five innings while giving up two runs, two hits, walking three and striking out three. The team turned two double-plays behind him.

Colton Miracle came on to pitch in the sixth inning. He gave up three hits, walked one and struck out one in his two innings of work.

Meanwhile, Austin Tambellini lead the way with three singles, Tyler Atkinson and Makay had a double and a single each, respectively, while Bradley Ross and Reese Tambellini collected a signle each.

The double-header win means the Orioles league record is now at four wins and two losses. The team travels to Spokane next for the July 4 Wood Bat Tournament. They will play from Thursday to Saturday.