PIL Dudes stayed in it until the end, but Everett Merchants pulled away late in a 7-5 victory on Saturday. The game was tied at three with Everett Merchants batting in the top of the tenth when Anderson drew a walk, scoring one run.
PIL Dudes lost despite out-hitting Everett Merchants nine to six.
Culp toed the rubber for Everett Merchants. He lasted five innings, allowing three hits and one run while striking out four and walking zero.
Nick Bettinson led things off on the hill for PIL Dudes. He went three innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out two and walking one. Calvin Wood, Robert Weaver , Colton Turner, and Peter Irvin each entered the game as relief, throwing two and two-thirds innings, two innings, one and one-third innings, and one inning respectively.
Altamirando led Everett Merchants with two hits in five at bats.
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