The No. 1-ranked Astoria Fishermen took a break from Cowapa League play and hosted sixth-ranked Newport in a Saturday matinee at Ernie Aiken Field.
And not much has changed from league play to nonleague for the Fishermen.
After posting 10-0 and 15-0 wins over Tillamook earlier in the week, the Fish jumped out to an 11-0 lead over Newport after two innings, and held on for an 11-1, five-inning win over the Cubs.
Astoria pitchers Taylor Landwehr and Conor Harber combined on a one-hitter, with six strikeouts and five walks. Newport scored its only run on an error in the top of the fifth inning.
The Cubs, meanwhile, committed three errors before even recording their second out.
After Astoria's Dane Lund reached on an error in the bottom of the first, Newport committed two errors on a stolen base attempt, allowing Lund to score from first.
Marc Gallegos beat out a bunt, and moments later scored on a sacrifice bunt by Ian Erickson.
Landwehr did not give up a hit in his two innings pitched, with help from a diving catch in center field by Max Johnson in the second inning.
Harber worked himself out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the third, striking out Zac Bremner in a long at-bat to end the inning.
The Fish racked up nine runs in the bottom of the second, highlighted by a two-run double from Lund, run-scoring singles by Johnson and Landwehr, a two-run double from Harber, and a two-run single by Marcus Brown.
Three Newport pitchers allowed nine hits and hit three batters.
Astoria returns to Cowapa action this week, when the Fishermen play at Scappoose Tuesday (5 p.m.).
Banks 1, Seaside 0BANKS - A two-out bloop single in the bottom of the eighth inning gave Banks a 1-0 win over Seaside Friday afternoon, in a Cowapa League baseball opener at Banks.
Joel Slovak started on the mound and worked into the eighth inning for the Gulls, when he hit the first batter and was relieved by Ian Dueber.
The Gulls recorded two quick outs before the Braves came up with the game-winning hit.
Seaside will host Banks in a single game today, a make-up from last week's postponed game.
Knappa sweeps NestuccaKNAPPA - Knappa pounded out 35 runs and 23 hits in eight at-bats Friday afternoon, in a 23-2, 12-2 sweep over Nestucca in a Northwest League baseball doubleheader.
Dalton Kelly pitched four innings to pick up the win in Game 1, and also went 3-for-4 with a triple and a home run with four RBI's at the plate. Cody Strickland belted a grand slam and finished with five RBI's.
Scott Lambert was 4-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI's. Knappa led 23-0 after four innings.
Strickland got the complete-game victory in Game 2, and helped himself at the plate with two doubles. Tevan Klauser added a double, and Brad Aho drove in a run with a squeeze bunt and finished with two RBI's.
The Loggers improve to 3-0 in league play, while Nestucca falls to 0-9 overall. Knappa hosts Gaston (1-8) Tuesday.
Warriors, Woodburn splitWARRENTON - Warrenton's Reese Johnson was racking up the K's in Game 1, and Woodburn rallied to win Game 2 in a nonleague baseball doubleheader Saturday at Huddleston Field.
In the opener, Johnson allowed just two hits with 17 strikeouts and no walks, helping the Warriors to a 9-1 win.
Warrenton committed six errors and gave up six unearned runs in the second game, in a 6-4 Woodburn victory.
"Our execution was good, and Reese threw really well, obviously, in the first game," said Warrenton coach Lennie Wolfe. "He did a great job of locating his fastball."
Johnson threw 96 pitches, and the Warriors gave up an unearned run in the sixth inning.
Offensively, Tom McFadden hit a grand slam in the fifth inning for a 9-0 lead. On the day, McFadden threw out four of six runners on attempted steals from his catcher position.
Tyler Miller, Matt Carlson and Alex Carlson all had doubles for Warrenton.
Billy Kerr (seven strikeouts, no walks) took the loss in Game 2, as Woodburn scored four runs in the top of the third.
The Warriors host Knappa Wednesday (3:30 p.m.).
Warrenton Baseball: Strikeouts, single gameScott Hanna, 19, vs. Portland Christian, 1988
John McDermott, 17, vs. Clatskanie, 1949
Reese Johnson, 17, vs. Woodburn, 2010
Bill Hayes, 15, vs. Mohawk, 1949
Jim Shinkle, 15, vs. Portland Christian, 1973
Brian Bruney, 15, vs. Corbett, 1999
(Six tied with 14)