Astoria's Adam Feldman

Astoria’s Adam Feldman bats against Henley’s Hayden Rasica.

Less than a week after ending Seaside’s season, the Henley Hornets did the same to the Astoria Fishermen, in a Class 4A baseball semifinal Tuesday in Klamath Falls.

Henley snapped a 1-1 tie with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, then tacked on two in the fifth and three in the sixth to pull away for a 9-3 win over the Fishermen.

The loss left Astoria one game short of its first appearance in the state championship since 2011.

Still, it was quite a run while it lasted for the No. 14 seed Fishermen, who scored victories over No. 3-ranked North Marion and No. 11 seed Sweet Home before falling to the No. 2-seed Hornets.

Henley advances to the state championship, where the Hornets will face No. 1-ranked Banks. After winning state titles in football and boys basketball, the Braves will be competing in their third state championship game in their third different sport of the 2018-19 school year.

The Hornets rapped out 10 hits in Tuesday’s win, nine off Astoria starter Dylan Rush.

Henley’s hard-hitting lineup — which hammered the Gulls 12-0 just six days earlier — had a pair of doubles by Hayden Rasica and home runs by Heith Rasica and John Tacchini.

Ebin Hillard and Danny Johnson both had doubles as part of Astoria’s six-hit attack, but the Fishermen also committed five errors in the field.

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or

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