Tahoma beat Beamer 5-2 to improve to 13-0 in league play and 15-0 overall. It has won 45 straight SPSL North games.

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MAPLE VALLEY – The streak is no secret among the Tahoma High School softball team.

Even if the particulars were a bit obscure.

Just in case, coach Tom Milligan reminded his players what all was on the line as they took on Beamer of Federal Way Tuesday.

With an earlier 4-3 win over the Titans, who have not dropped a league game otherwise, this one would likely decide the SPSL 4A North championship. And it would stretch the Bears’ division win streak to 45.

Tahoma took care of both with a 5-2 victory, improving to 13-0 in league play and 15-0 overall. Beamer dropped to 11-2, 12-3 – with the lone other loss coming against nationally ranked Woodinville.

Corbin comes through

Mia Corbin came through with an RBI single to break a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning, starting a three-run rally. She knew what was at stake.

“Todd Beamer is a very good team and we were all kind of under the pressure because we didn’t want to lose,” the junior shortstop said. “We’ve been undefeated (in division play) two years running now? Milligan put that on us (before the game).”

Milligan originally thought the streak started after a May 1st loss to Jefferson in 2012. But the Bears actually dropped their division final to Kentlake a week later. Still, he had the overall number correct at 44 going into the Beamer game.

Delaney Nelson and Carley Nance are the other two junior starters who have been a key part of the streak and both contributed Tuesday. Nelson, who plays third base, also had an RBI single in the fifth, her team-leading 22nd of the season, while Nance got the win after coming on in relief of Maddie Scott in the top of that inning. She allowed just one hit in her three innings, striking out three while improving to 8-0.