OCEAN SHORES - "Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good," Coach Pete Donlon said after his Comets held off a late North Beach rally to win a Pacific 2B League game there Friday 6-4. The Comets had fashioned a 6-1 advantage going into the bottom of the seventh inning and Nate Sultemeier was sailing along with a six-hit, three strikeout, and one-walk gem on the mound.
The Hyaks had scored three runs when Sultemeier tired and had the bases loaded with two outs when their number two hitter slashed a long line drive down the right field line. "It was foul by less than a foot," Donlon said. "But when he first hit it you could clearly see that was going to be over if the ball was fair as all three of their runners would have scored to give them the win."
Instead Sultemeier and the Naselle defense recorded the final out on the next pitch and they are now 2-0 in league play and even their season mark at 3-3 with the victory.
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