After winning the first game of a doubleheader Friday (14-9), Neah-Kah-Nie was ready to make the trip to Cloverdale pay off with a sweep.
But Neah-Kah-Nie coach Rob Herder and Nestucca coach Ken Richwine hadto wait a little while to find out the winner of the second game.
The game was stopped after seven innings with the score tied at 4-4 Friday evening.
On Monday, the two teams returned to finish the game at Nestucca High School.
With Neah-Kah-Nie at bat, the Pirates started the inning off with a hard single by Tye Fitzgerald.
After stealing second, Fitzgerald moved to third and kept going until he scored on Bryce Bridge’s single toright field.
With two runners still on base, a walk loaded the bases, but Wyatt Link was able to get out of the inning with a
strikeout and a dramatic diving grab by firstbaseman Chase Cook for the third
In the bottom of the inning, Pirate ace Bridge got off to a rocky start with two straight balls. Then it was nothing but strikes except for an 0-2 infield hit by Noah Chatelain.
He was left on base as Bridge struck out the next two batters.
The victory gave Neah-Kah-Nie its 10th league win of the season (10-5) while Nestucca fell to 4-9 in the Northwest League.
After hosting Gaston Tuesday, the Pirates close out the regular league season Friday at Gaston.
Nestucca hosts Knappa Friday.