Astoria 15, Tillamook 5The Astoria baseball team continues to put up staggering numbers on the offensive side of the ball, as the Fishermen racked up 19 hits in a 15-5 Cowapa League win over Tillamook at Ernie Aiken Field Tuesday.
Astoria, which improves to 10-2 overall, 2-0 in league, jumped on Tillamook pitcher K.C. Seeger in the first inning, scoring six runs on four doubles.
The Fishermen finished the six-inning game with 10 doubles and nine singles. Luke Ness and Henry Brause combined to limit the Cheesemakers to six hits. Ness (five strikeouts, eight walks) picked up the victory.
GARY HENLEY - The Daily Astorian
Seaside's Pat Latham, left, is off and running with Tyler Blok's pitch in the first inning of Tuesday's baseball game with Banks at Broadway Field. The Gulls scored twice in the first, but lost 17-6.Astoria catcher Steve Hess led the big offensive onslaught with a 3-for-3 effort, which included two doubles and four RBIs. Bryce Harris replaced Hess in the sixth inning, and went 1-for-1 with a two-run double at the plate.
Other big hitters for the Fishermen included Brause (3-for-4, two doubles); Ness (3-for-4); Keenan Borgardt (2-for-3, two doubles, two RBIs); and Andrew MacLean and Mitchell Wirth each went 2-for-4 with a double.
Astoria, which committed no errors in the field, scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule. Matt Braun had a home run for Tillamook.
The Fishermen play at Seaside Friday.
Banks 17, Seaside 6SEASIDE - The Banks Braves are now officially one more team to contend with in Cowapa League baseball, as they picked up their second win in league play Tuesday with a 17-6 win over Seaside at Broadway Field.
The Braves improved to 2-0 in league play by rapping out 14 hits, while taking advantage of five Seaside errors.
The Gulls scored two runs on an error in the bottom of the first for an early lead, but the Braves responded with six runs in the top of the second, highlighted by a three-run homer by Jacob Perry.
Banks tacked on six runs (five unearned) in the third on three singles, two walks and two errors.
Seaside managed nine hits, including a double and a single by Jerrod Hovden, and a bases loaded triple by Marshall Maier in the fourth inning.
Kyle Sandege had a single, double and home run for the Braves, with four RBIs. Tyler Blok picked up the victory for Banks, allowing eight hits with five strikeouts and three walks.
Clatskanie 11, Knappa 1KNAPPA - Clatskanie came focused and ready to play according to Knappa coach Jeff Miller, and that was bad news for the Loggers, who could only watch as the Tigers posted an 11-1 win over Knappa Tuesday at Teevin Field.
Clatskanie's Shaun Doyle went the distance on the mound, allowing just four hits; and the Tigers added plenty of support, collecting eight hits off Knappa pitchers Sean Ferguson and Derek Jacobson.
The Tigers' Miles Johnson blasted a solo home run in the third inning, and teammate Josh White added a two-run dinger in the fourth for Clatskanie, which scored seven runs in the sixth.
Brent Brockey had two of Knappa's four hits, including a single that scored Toivo Fransen in the first inning for a 1-0 Logger lead.
"That's as focused as I've ever seen Clatskanie," said Miller, whose team dropped to 8-6, 2-3 in league play. "They played a great game. I've got nothing but good to say about Clatskanie."
The Loggers host a doubleheader with Corbett Friday.
Ridgefield sweeps, barelyLONG BEACH, Wash. - In its first two games versus Ridgefield this season, the Ilwaco baseball team was outscored by the Spudders 49-1, including a 26-1 Ridgefield win in Game 1 of a doubleheader Tuesday in Long Beach.
But the Fishermen nearly shocked Ridgefield's world in Game 2, as Ilwaco fought off an 8-0 deficit, only to lose 11-10, with the tying run thrown out at home plate in the bottom of the seventh inning.
"We're 2-6 (overall) and 0-2 in league, but I'm the happiest 0-2 guy on the planet," said Ilwaco coach Kevin Heimbigner. "I'm really proud of our guys."
Ridgefield's Billy Jones, headed to Louisiana State on a baseball scholarship, allowed just four Ilwaco hits in the opener.
A handful of freshmen and sophomores did all the damage for Ilwaco in Game 2, as freshman Alex Martin went 3-for-4 with a home run and two doubles; sophomore Mooch Smith was 5-for-5 on the day with two doubles and a 380-foot home run; sophomore Travis Ostgaard was 3-for-4 with a double; freshman Anthony Wirkkala was 2-for-3 with a walk; and sophomore Jarod Schaak was 2-for-4 with a double.
Ilwaco sophomore pitcher Nick Leonard pitched a complete game in the nightcap, in which Schaak was thrown out at home plate on a double steal attempt by the Fishermen in the bottom of the seventh.
The Fishermen host a pair of games with Hockinson Friday.
SoftballTillamook 5, Astoria 2TILLAMOOK - A two-run triple by Tillamook sophomore Brittany Bohren in the second inning sparked the Lady Mooks to a 5-2 Cowapa League softball win over Astoria Tuesday.
Bohren also scored on the play on a throwing error by the Fishermen, as the Cheesemakers grabbed a 3-0 lead through three innings, then scored two in the fourth.
Astoria scored two runs on two hits in the top of the sixth, before the game was called because of rain. Nicole McBride had a double and scored on a single by Kim Russell.
Bohren's twin sister Debra went the distance on the mound for Tillamook, allowing two hits with seven strikeouts and two walks.
Astoria's Megan Gallegos allowed four Tillamook hits in the loss.
Tough fielding conditions contributed to five Astoria errors, as the teams played through a downpour for most of the game.
The Fishermen host Seaside Thursday.
Banks 11, Seaside 1BANKS - Banks pitcher Annie Schlegel tossed a six-inning no-hitter Tuesday, as the Braves went on to an 11-1 win over Seaside in a Cowapa League softball game.
The contest was tied 1-1 through three innings, before the Braves broke it open with four runs in the fourth, five in the fifth and four more in the sixth.
Banks had 14 hits, including a double and triple from Age Cantu, and a triple and five RBIs for Sandy Lewis.
Clatskanie 22, Knappa 7KNAPPA - Playing without their No. 1 pitcher, the Knappa softball team still managed nine hits and seven runs against Clatskanie, but it was the Tigers who left town with a 22-7 win over the Loggers in Northwest League softball action Tuesday.
Clatskanie held a 14-2 lead after two innings, with Kynsi Stout pitching the first three innings for the Tigers before being relieved by Courtney Sherman.
The Loggers host a doubleheader with Corbett Friday.
Girls GolfAstoria tops ScappooseWARRENTON - Astoria's Katie Cokley took medalist honors Tuesday, as the junior led the Fishermen to a 359-443 win over Scappoose in a girls golf dual match Tuesday at the Astoria Golf & Country Club.
Cokley fired an 84 to lead all golfers, while sister Marlie Cokley took second with an 88. Other Astoria scorers included Arielle Stevens (90), Chelsea Reed-Harmel (99) and Yoorina Ko (154).
The Fishermen compete in the Seaside Invitational Monday at Gearhart.