Gaston and Knappa avoided a rainout, and met for their scheduled Northwest League baseball doubleheader at the Ridgefield, Washington sports complex for two games late Friday night.

The Loggers won a pair of no-hitters, 19-2 and 15-0, making it three five-inning wins over the Greyhounds in three days. Knappa outscored Gaston by a combined 45-2 in last week’s three-game series, in which the Greyhounds had a total of four hits.

Knappa improves to 3-0 in league play, while Gaston falls to 0-6.

In Game 1, three pitchers combined to throw Knappa’s first no-hitter of 2019. Eli Takalo, Tristin Wallace and Devin Hoover gave up five walks, but struck out seven and did not allow a hit in five innings.

At the plate, Takalo was 4-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and four runs scored. Hoover and Wallace each had a triple.

Three Gaston pitchers walked 10 and hit two batters.

Logan Flues threw Knappa’s second no-hitter in Game 2, in which the Loggers held a 15-run lead through four innings.

Takalo was 4-for-4 again, with a double and two triples for the Loggers, who dropped one spot in the rankings to No. 6.

Knappa is scheduled to play a three-game series this week with Nestucca.

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

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