An offense that normally sparkles sputtered a little instead last Thursday afternoon. But the Auburn Riverside Ravens still have the inside track for the South Puget Sound League 3A softball championship.
Having scored at least three runs in every game this spring, the Ravens managed just a single tally against Enumclaw, dropping a 6-1 decision to the Hornets on Thursday in a battle between the top two teams in the league.
That put a dent in AR’s perfect league record, dropping it to 11-1, with two games left. Enumclaw was 1½ games back at 9-2 with three games left..
The Ravens had a chance to clinch at least a tie for the regular-season crown on Tuesday against city rival Auburn (results unavailable), then closes the schedule on Thursday at home against Sumner.
Auburn enters the final week not only assured of a playoff spot, but also with a grip on fourth place. The Trojans took a 7-5 record into Tuesday’s game against Riverside, one game ahead of Sumner (6-6).
BOYS SOCCER: Trojans
stay in playoff picture
In their last 255 minutes, the Auburn Trojans have scored just three goals. But they haven’t given up any.
That’s why they’re back in the SPSL 3A playoff race.
Jarred Larson posted his third consecutive shutout, and Matt Sencenbaugh supplied the only goal that was needed last Friday as Auburn beat Auburn Mountainview, 1-0.
That sent the Trojans into the final week of the regular season with a 4-5-3 record and 15 points, good for fourth place, one point behind Bonney Lake and one ahead of White River. Auburn took on crosstown rival Auburn Riverside on Tuesday (results unavailable), then host Bonney Lake on Thursday. The top four finishers make the playoffs.