The Seaside and Astoria Junior State Baseball teams met in a nonleague double-dip Tuesday night at Aiken Field, for a possible playoff preview as district tournament action begins next week at Seaside.

And Dane Gouge’s Astoria Ford team got the best of the Gulls in Tuesday’s meeting, sweeping the doubleheader 11-3 and 5-4.

Seaside has already locked up the No. 1 seed in the West half of the division, while the Fishermen are in a tie for first place with Clatskanie in the East.

Astoria Ford was coming off a 9-7 loss at Clatskanie late Monday as the Tigers scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to win.

The Fishermen bounced back strong in Tuesday’s doubleheader, scoring six runs in their first at-bat on their way to an easy victory.

Astoria Ford pitchers Carter Wallace, Ole Englund and Fridjtof Fremstad combined on a three-hitter, with six strikeouts and five walks.

The Gulls trailed 7-2 after two innings and tried to stage a few rallies, but stranded nine baserunners.

The Fishermen had eight hits off two Seaside pitchers, including a leadoff home run by Nick Strange in the first inning.

A sacrifice fly by Fremstad brought in another run, Manny Nelson’s single to center scored Chris Leonardi, and Kyle Strange capped the first inning with a two-run single to right field.

Astoria turned to its pitching from there, as Wallace started and pitched two innings before giving way to Englund in the third and Fremstad in the sixth.

The defense helped out a few times, as Nelson made a diving catch in left field off a fly ball by Danny Leary in the third inning; and Englund made a sliding catch in center in the top of the seventh.

Joe Brawley and Bronson Holthusen each had a double for Astoria Ford, while Nelson drove in two runs.

Astoria won a shortened Game 2, as the Fishermen broke a 4-4 tie with a run in the bottom of the fifth to win. Zach Quicke drove in three runs for the Gulls in the loss.

The Fishermen are scheduled to host a nonleague doubleheader with Hillsboro at 2 p.m. Saturday.



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