Eight times the Puyallup Vikings had played in the championship game of the South Puget Sound League 4A baseball tournament.
Eight times they had lost.
Finally, the top-ranked Viks ended the streak with a 10-6 victory over No. 6 Kentwood Saturday night at Kent Memorial Park.
My story will be posted shortly, so you can read the details there. Both teams advance to the West Central District 4A tournament next Saturday at 11 a.m.. Puyallup plays Central Kitsap back at Kent Memorial, while Kentwood takes on Olympia at Heritage Park in Puyallup.