KNAPPA — Knappa’s Junior State Baseball team, sponsored by Teevin Bros., was racking up the runs and the hits Tuesday night, in a 6-3, 17-7 doubleheader sweep over Warrenton at Teevin Field.

The Loggers won a pitching duel in the opener, with Knappa’s Tyson Burnard and Warrenton’s Brock Johnson both going the distance for their respective teams.

Burnard allowed just three hits with eight strikeouts, while Johnson scattered six hits.

Burnard helped his cause by picking three runners off base, with two more Warrenton runners caught stealing.

And Burnard led the offensive charge as well, driving in four runs with two doubles. Teammate Noah Kinney scored twice, Austin Palek drove in a run, and Keith Dunaway added a double for the Loggers.

Knappa was scoring early and often in Game 2.

The Loggers put up five runs in their first at-bat, then tacked on six runs in the second to build an 11-3 lead.

Justin Dragoo highlighted Knappa’s game with a three-run homer in the fourth inning, while Andy Miller reached base four times and Burnard scored three runs.

Koleby Vaughn had a double and a triple; Nate Truax and Max Anderson each had a double; and Ryan Palek collected his first base hit in the victory.

Bradd Lundberg had a double and two RBIs for Warrenton, which allowed 15 hits and five hit batters.

The Loggers need to win Sunday vs. Rainier to have a chance at competing in the district tournament, while the Columbians can clinch the third and final spot to the tournament by winning any one of its three remaining games (Clatskanie, Knappa, Astoria Ford). Any Rainier victory would end eliminate the Loggers from postseason play.

Warrenton, meanwhile, finishes the regular season next Tuesday with a doubleheader vs. Tillamook. The Warriors and Cheesemakers are currently tied for second in the West Division.

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