Jordan Poyer was untouchable on the mound and unstoppable at the plate Tuesday afternoon, in the final game of the first Astoria Ford Junior Baseball Fourth of July Tournament.
Poyer had plenty of help from his Astoria teammates, but the sophomore-to-be was the spark that lit the fuse in Astoria Ford's 13-4 win over Seaside at Aiken Field.
Milwaukie scored a 7-5 win over McKay in Tuesday's first game, clinching first place with a 3-0 record in the three-day, four-team tournament.
Astoria took second at 2-1, followed by McKay and Seaside.
Astoria Ford overcame a loss to Milwaukie on the first day of the tournament with two solid efforts, which included a 10-1 win over McKay and Tuesday's victory over the Gulls.
The Fishermen rapped out 14 hits (five for extra bases), while Poyer and Hans Lund combined to take a no-hitter into the sixth inning. Seaside finished with four hits.
Poyer played a big part in helping Astoria Ford build a 7-0 lead through two innings.
Astoria's first hit of the day was a two-run homer off Poyer's bat - his third home run in three days. Matt Brause connected for a round-tripper on the very next pitch before Seaside turned a double play to end the inning.
Astoria came right back with four runs in the second inning, thanks in part to doubles by Joey Dursse and Tom Jaworski, and run-scoring singles by Poyer and Brause.
Meanwhile, Poyer was busy mowing down Seaside batters, striking out seven of the first nine Gulls he faced.
Poyer gave up two walks in the fourth, but Astoria turned a 6-4-3 double play to end the inning.
The Fishermen would add a run each in the fifth and sixth, then capped the day with four runs in the top of the seventh.
Jaworski went 3-for-3 with two doubles, while Matt and Mason Brause combined for four hits and three RBIs.
Poyer did not give up a hit and finished with seven strikeouts.
Brendan Landwehr and Poyer each drove in three runs for Astoria Ford, while Alec Carlson and Jeremy Carow each had a double for the Gulls. Seaside scored four runs in its final two at-bats, highlighted by a two-run homer from Mitch DeGandi.
Seaside's Will Beatty and Astoria's Oscar Carriere both made big catches in the outfield late in the game to shut down potential rallies.
Astoria returns to league action Thursday, when the Fishermen host a doubleheader (both league games) at 5 p.m. vs. Warrenton.
Astoria 13, Seaside 4
Astoria 340 011 4-13 14 2
Seaside 000 002 2-4 4 1
Poyer, Lund (5) and Landwehr; Oros, DeGandi (5) and R.Knutsen. W: Poyer. L: Oros. RBI: Ast, Poyer 3, Landwehr 3, Mat.Brause 2, Lund 2, Rummell, Jaworski, Culver, Mas.Brause; Sea, DeGandi 2, Christiansen. 2B: Ast, Jaworski 2, Dursse; Sea, Carlson, Carow. HR: Ast, Poyer, Mat.Brause. LOB: Astoria 9, Seaside 4. HBP: Ast, B.Sarpola. DP: Astoria; Seaside.