Kentwood wins second state championship in three years with 4-1 victory over Puyallup | Baseball
By KRIS HILL
Covington Reporter Assisitant Editor
May 26, 2012 · Updated 10:21 PM
Taylor Jones felt just fine against Puyallup Saturday night in the 4A baseball state championship game at Gesa Stadium in Pasco.
Jones drove in two runs and struck out seven in a complete game victory for Kentwood to lead the Conquerors to their second state crown in three years despite a pulled groin suffered in a state tournament game a week earlier against Redmond.
On Monday Jones said the injury wasn't bothering him at all but at that point he was day-to-day.
After Kentwood put together an 8-5 victory over Todd Beamer in the semi-final in a game where Skyler Genger struggled on the mound, Jones got the call to throw by first-year head coach Mark Zender.
Jones, a Gonzaga University-bound senior, gave up four hits and one run to Puyallup in the title game.Contact Covington Reporter Assisitant Editor Kris Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org or (425) 432-1209, ext. 5054.