Tahoma rides winning streak to the top of South Puget Sound League, 4A North

You gotta love those Bears.

The Tahoma baseball boys took the South Puget Sound League, 4A North crown with a 15-1 division record and 17-2 overall.

That is a lot of winning and a lot of well played baseball.

The Bears won 13 consecutive games after suffering the team’s only league defeat to Kentwood on a cold April 3 night.

Tahoma avenged the loss with 2-1 victory April 29 over the Conquerors at Kentwood.

The game put the Tahoma in the driver’s seat for the league championship, and the boys made good on the promise by winning the final two contests of the season.

The Bears beat Federal Way 12-2 May 1 on the road and took Kent-Meridian 19-0 at home.

But the game of the season for Tahoma was the pitching duel against Kentwood.

Chris Marangon took the mound for the Bears and earned the win going the distance.

Alexander Lee threw for Kentwood.

It was the same pitching matchup as the first time the teams battled, but it is always tough to beat a team twice in a season.

Marangon threw 10 Ks and Lee sat down six.

Jerad Casper hit 1-2 with a double and Justin Cloud also was 1-2 with an RBI.

Marangon helped his cause going 1-3 at the plate with one RBI.

Tahoma scored both its runs in the fourth inning and Kentwood scored in the fifth.

Robbie Morris hit 2-3 for Kentwood with one RBI.

Bryant VanEngelenburg was 1-3 at the dish.

Against Federal Way, Spencer Hobson was the winning pitcher for the Bears.

Casper and Marangon both hit shots out of the park.

Zach Aaker hit 3-5 with three RBIs.

Thomas Hammett was the winning pitcher against Kent-Meridian and he hit a home run.

Aaker was 2-2 with a double and an RBI

Kyle Conwell also hit 2-3 with two RBIs and a double.

Jake Nelson went 4-4 with three RBIs and a double.

Tahoma takes to the diamond at 7 p.m. Saturday at Art Wright Field at Kent Memorial Park three block north of S.E. 240th on North Central Avenue for its first league playoff game.