Midway through the third inning of Monday's game, things weren't looking very promising for the Tualatin OIBA baseball team.
The Dawgs, as they came to bat in the bottom of the frame, found themselves looking at an 8-0 deficit.
But, as it turned out, that proved to not be a problem.
Tualatin, rallying in a huge way, scored eight runs in the inning, on its way to posting 14 unanswered runs, to get a 14-8 victory in the contest played at Tualatin High School.
With the victory, the Dawgs, continuing their hot summer play, improved to 13-3 on the season.
In Monday's game, Connor Goodhue, a Tualatin High School junior-to-be, got the Dawgs' big third inning started with a leadoff single. Blake Jackson followed with a double. Thomas Schuh then drove in Goodhue with an infield single.
Tualatin took off from there. One out later, and with the bases loaded, Shawn Hunt singled to right field, driving in both Jackson and Schuh.
Max Krahnke, Timmy Freadman and Riley Maclean all had RBIs later in the frame. Jackson capped off the scoring in the big inning with a two-run single, tying the game at 8-8.
Tualatin continued its rally in the bottom of the fifth inning, scoring six more runs.
Krahnke, Campbell Clarke, Hunt and Shaun Christensen all drew bases-loaded walks in the frame, and Joey Myers was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
For the game, Jackson, batting in the leadoff spot, went 3 for 4 at the plate with two doubles, two runs scored and two RBIs. Goodhue went 3 for 4 with three runs scored and an RBI. Krahnke doubled and drove in two runs. Freadman walked twice, had a hit, scored twice and drove in a run.
Schuh, Maclean and Myers all pitched strong for the Dawgs in relief. They combined to give up one run on three hits, while striking out eight and walking two in five innings of work.
Tualatin will next be in action when it plays at the Diamond Classic, which will be held Thursday through Sunday at Clackamas High School.
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