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May 8, 2010 at 6:10 PM

Four homers (two by Beck) power Federal Way past Rogers

Terin Beck has always been a power hitter.

Until this season.

“This year, I’ve been struggling,” the Federal Way senior said.

But the power returned big-time today as Beck blasted two of the Eagles’ four home runs in a 14-2 victory over Rogers in the South Puget Sound League 4A baseball tournament at Kent Memorial Park. He followed a two-run shot in the second with a three-run bomb in the third as the Eagles opened up a 7-2 lead.

The second one surprised him.

“I was just trying to get the ball in play,” Beck said. “It just happened to go out.”

Brett Evens drilled a solo homer and Taylor Horsfall added a two-run job, both in the fifth as Federal Way sent 12 men to the plate against three Rogers pitchers to open up the 14-2 lead.

The Eagles (15-5) have now eight in a row an 11 of their past 12. Rogers (16-4) had won 10 of its last 11, including an upset victory over top-ranked Puyallup. But the Rams committed five errors and played what coach Dan Thompson called their worst game of the year.

Thompson said he elected to start pitcher Devon Barker (6-3) instead of Dalton Gervais (7-0) because it was his turn in the rotation. If the game had been closer, Thompson said he likely would have brought Gervais on in relief.

The consolation prize for the Rams is that they get to play on their home field, Heritage Park, to open West Central District play next Saturday. They will face Jefferson in a loser-out game.

Federal Way plays at Heidelberg Park in Tacoma against the No. 1 Narrows seed, either Gig Harbor.

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