CLATSKANIE - The Warrenton baseball team was solid at the plate, in the field and on the mound in a Lewis & Clark League win at Clatskanie Friday.

Reese Johnson pitched a complete game to give the Warriors an 11-3 victory over the Tigers.

Johnson scattered five hits with six strikeouts and two walks, while his catcher, Tom McFadden, slammed a three-run homer in the fifth inning.

"Reese really did a fantastic job on the hill," said Warrenton coach Lennie Wolfe. "He was really sharp.

"We were solid defensively, and hit the ball up and down the order," he said. "So I was real pleased."

The Warriors led 6-3 after six innings and pulled away with five runs in the top of the seventh.

McFadden drove in five runs, while teammate Josh Wheatley was 2-for-2 and reached base all four times.

Warrenton hosts Vernonia at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, and the Warriors will host Dayton for a nonleague doubleheader at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Jack Whealdon is GNAC golf freshman of the yearILWACO, Wash. - Ilwaco High School 2009 graduate Jack Whealdon has earned the Great Northwest Athletic Conference freshman of the year award in men's golf while competing for St. Martin's College in Lacey, Wash. His Saints team is seeded 10th and will compete at the NCAA Division II Western Regional tournament at Palm Desert, Calif., May 3 through 5.

Whealdon, who finished second in the state 1A golf tournament three consecutive years for the Fishermen, losing each time by only one stroke, earned second team GNAC all-conference recognition. He averaged 75.86 per round this past season. He is the son of Ilwaco High School golf coach Dan Whealdon and Lynn Whealdon, a teacher at Ocean Park Elementary School.


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