SEASIDE - The Astoria baseball hit parade just keeps on rollin'.

The Fishermen actually had to play all seven innings Friday at Broadway Field, but a win's a win. Matt Brause scattered six hits with 12 strikeouts and two walks to lead the Fish to an 8-1 win over Seaside.

With the victory, Astoria improves to 11-0 in league (17-3 overall) and wraps up another Cowapa League title, with almost two weeks left in the regular season.

The Fishermen have won 17 in a row, and will equal last year's 18-game win streak with a win today at Tillamook.

The Astoria bats continue to get hotter as the state playoffs approach. The Fishermen racked up 15 hits against the Gulls, including a 4-for-4 effort from Tom Jaworski.

Brent Culver added three hits, while Matt Brause, Mason Brause and Joey Dursse had two hits apiece.

The Fishermen scored one run in each of the first three innings, then scored two in the fourth on a single to right by Jaworski and Brendan Landwehr's sacrifice bunt. The Gulls turned the first of two double plays to end the inning.

Jaworski had a one-out triple to deep right field in the sixth inning, and scored on an infield single from Matt Brause.

Dursse, Mason Brause and Hans Lund had consecutive singles in the seventh to spark another two-run rally.

Seaside scored its lone run in the bottom of the seventh, as Will Beatty collected his third hit of the game, driving in Ross Knutsen.

Sal Oros - the last Cowapa League pitcher to defeat the Fishermen - took the loss for the Gulls, who drop to 5-5.


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