Braves' late comeback falls short in Sultan


April 10, 2024

The shorthanded La Conner Braves baseball team had a long afternoon in Sultan April 2.

The 2B Braves, minus key starters for a non-league spring break road game, trailed early but rallied late to force extra innings before falling 13-12 to the 1A hosts.

La Conner (3-3 overall) erupted for nine runs in the top of the seventh inning to tie the score at 11-11.

Braves reliever Kenai Zimmerman then set Sultan down in order in the home half of the seventh, pushing the contest to an eighth frame.

In the top of the eighth, La Conner took a brief 12-11 lead when eighth-grader Angus Poprycz drew a walk,...

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