The Lefties’ Nick Oakley rounds third base Sunday at Civic Field on his way to score on a double by Nathan Chong. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

The Lefties’ Nick Oakley rounds third base Sunday at Civic Field on his way to score on a double by Nathan Chong. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)

LEFTIES: Port Angeles loses in dramatic 11-inning see-saw game (Updated)

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Lefties took the Yakima Pippins to 11 innings Sunday in a wild back-and-forth affair, but ultimately went down 11-9.

The Lefties rallied from a 6-4 deficit with a run in the seventh after an Ethan Flodstrom double and an Anthony Kodama RBI single.

Port Angeles took the lead in the eighth on a dramatic two-run home run by Nathan Chong. But the Pippins’ Willie Lajoie hit a solo home run of his own in the eighth inning to tie the game at 7-7.

In the top of the 11th, the Pippins finally broke through with a walk and an error and then a suicide squeeze to score a runner from third. At that point, the dam appeared to break for the Lefties as they gave up three more runs on a double, a walk and a two-run single.

The Lefties rallied in the bottom of the 11th with a Luke Saunders single, a Jack Holman double, an RBI groundout, and RBI double by Kodama.

But a deep drive to right by Javy Espinoza with two outs and a runner on base was caught at the warning track to end the game.

Chong finished 2-for-5 with his home run and three RBIs. Kodama was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs. Saunders was 2-for-5 with a run and an RBI, while Nick Oakley was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Jaden Matthews also had a double.

Riley Wike had a good game on the mound in relief, going three innings and allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out one.

Yakima Valley 11, Port Angeles 9, 11 innings

YV 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 4 — 11 18 2

PA 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 — 9 13 4

WP: Wild. LP: Z. Thomas.

Pitching

YV — Robertson 5 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 3 K; Taudin-Chabot 2 IP, 2 H, ER, K; Wild 4 IP, 5 H, 4 ER, BB, 5 K.

PA — Ediger 5 Ip, 12 H, 5 ER, 2 BB, 4 K; Wike 3 IP, H, BB, K; Z. Thomas 2.1 IP, 4 H, 5 R 2 ER, BB, 2 K; Canfield 0.2 IP, H, BB, K.

Batting

YV — Dickman 3-6, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI; Jarrell 3-5, R, RBI, BB; Coballes 2-7, 2B, R, RBI; Fernandes 2-5, R, RBI, 2 BB; Carpentier 2-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI, BB; Lajoie 1-6, HR, 2 R, RBI; MArenco 1-6, R, RBI; Graves 2-2, R.

PA — Chong 2-5, HR, R, 3 RBI; Oakley 2-3, 2 R; Saunders 2-5, R, RBI; Kodama 2-5, 2B, 2 R; Schmidt 1-5 2B, R; J. Matthews 1-5 2B, R, 2 RBI; Holman 1-3, 2B, R; Flodstrom 1-3 2B, R.

Saturday night’s game

Yakima Valley 10, Port Angeles 1

PORT ANGELES — For the second straight game, the Lefties had trouble hitting Yakima Valley pitching, managing only four singles in a 10-1 loss to the Pippins.

Flodstrom, Nick Oakley, Luke Jewett and Jaden Matthews all had singles. Matthews also walked once and Kodama walked twice.

A trio of Lefties pitchers struck out 15 batters. But they also walked 13 Pippins.

Saunders started and took the loss, though he only allowed three earned runs in 3⅔ innings. Damon Gaither pitched well in relief, going the final three innings and allowing no runs. He gave up two hits and three walks while striking out five.

The Lefties take today off, then begin their final home series at Civic Field at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday against the Portland Pickles.

Yakima Valley 10, Port Angeles 1

YV 0 1 2 0 3 4 00 0 0 — 10 0 5

PA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 — 1 4 4

WP: Johnson. LP: Saunders.

Pitching

YV — Johnson 5 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 8 K; Sweeney 3 IP, ER, 2 BB, 4 K; Coballes IP, H, K.

PA — Saunders 3.2 IP, 3 H, ER, 6 BB, 5 K; Sinclair 2.1 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 4 BB, 5 K; Gaither 3 IP, 2 H, 3 BB, 5 K.

YV — Fernandes 3-5, 2B, R; Dickman 2-4, 2 R, RBI; Holder 1-4, 2 R, 2 RBI; Carpentier 1-3 2B, 2 R, 2 BB.

PA — Oakley 1-5, R; Jewett 1-4; Flodstrom 1-4; J. Matthews 1-3.

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