Warrenton 5, Rainier 1
WARRENTON — Rainier had baserunners in every single inning, but Warrenton was better at bringing runners home in the Lewis & Clark League baseball game Friday at Huddleston Field.
Gavon McFadden drove in two runs for the Warriors, and the Columbians stranded nine baserunners, as Warrenton held on for a 5-1 win.
Brock Johnson went the distance on the mound for the Warriors, allowing seven hits with three strikeouts and three walks.
Johnson was able to get out of jams in the first and second innings, as the Columbians left baserunners at third in both frames.
Warrenton scored four runs in the bottom of the third. Drake Fischer led off with a single and later scored on a double steal; Anthony Cochran reached on a bunt and scored on a grounder by Johnson; Justice Watson came in on a bases-loaded walk; and McFadden’s infield single scored Johnson.
“We felt good about this game coming in,” said Warrenton coach Lennie Wolfe, whose team is 5-0 at home. “As a coaching staff, we thought the focus of our players was unbelievable, especially for not having played since the seventh. We had an amazing week of practice.
“Outside of the fact that it was Rainier, it feels great to win our league opener.”
It was Warrenton’s first win over Rainier — in any sport — since an 8-7 victory in baseball, May 8, 2012.
Horizon Christian 3
Astoria led 4-0 through four innings, then held off a late comeback by Horizon Christian for a 4-3 nonleague baseball win, Saturday at Aiken Field.
Carter Wallace had two hits and two RBIs for Astoria, and also pitched four innings, allowing two hits with three strikeouts and five walks.
Wallace’s two-run homer in the fourth inning gave the Fishermen their four-run lead.
Astoria’s Fridtjof Fremstad drove in the first two runs on a single in the first inning.
Banks 25, Seaside 2
BANKS — In a Cowapa League makeup contest Friday, Banks defeated Seaside, 25-2 at Banks.
The Gulls have two games with Astoria this week, beginning Tuesday at Astoria.
ROCKAWAY BEACH — Knappa’s “No-hitter of the Week” went to Tyson Burnard, who also had four home runs on the day as the Loggers took batting practice in a doubleheader sweep at Neah-Kah-Nie Friday, 19-0 and 12-0.
Knappa swept the three-game series with the Pirates, outscoring Neah-Kah-Nie 49-3, as the Loggers improve to 9-0 in the Northwest League standings, 11-0 overall.
Chase Rusinovich tossed a one-hitter in Game 1, with 11 strikeouts. Burnard had a double and two home runs to lead a 20-hit attack.
Jason Miller was 4-for-4 with a double and a triple; Rusinovich had three hits with a home run and three RBIs; Reuben Cruz had a homer and four RBIs; and Nate Truax was 4-for-4.
Burnard belted two more homers in Game 2, and also had 10 strikeouts for Knappa’s fourth no-hitter of the season.
Justin Dragoo and Cruz each had a triple for the No. 2-ranked Loggers, who play a three-game series with Nestucca this week.
Valley Catholic 3-4
Three games into the Cowapa League softball season, and the Astoria Lady Fishermen hold down first place in the standings, following a 9-3, 14-4 doubleheader sweep Friday at CMH Field.
The Fishermen trailed early in both games, but scored four runs in the third inning of Game 1, and overcame an early 1-0 deficit in Game 2 by scoring five runs in the first and five in the second inning.
Offensively, Rylee DeMander and Hailey Ranta each had two hits in the opener, while Mykka Abrahams added a triple and Libby DiBartolomeo had a double.
DiBartolomeo pitched the complete game, allowing five hits with eight strikeouts and no walks.
DeMander and DiBartolomeo pitched Game 2, allowing 10 hits.
At the plate, DeMander had a triple, Kelsey Wullger added a double, and Abrahams ended the game with a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth to give Astoria a 10-run lead.
TILLAMOOK — The Seaside softball team snapped a 22-game losing streak in league play Friday, as the Gulls won Game 1 of the doubleheader 8-7, before Tillamook bounced back with a 16-1 victory in Game 2.
In the Game 1 win, Jetta Ideue hit a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth, and after Tillamook scored five in the fifth to take a 6-1 lead, Seaside scored one in the fifth and five in the sixth.
Allison Bussert had a double, followed by a two-run double from Shelby Miller. Paige Ideue added a two-run single.
Bussert had three hits and three RBIs. Jetta Ideue had a solo home run in Game 2.
Rainier 21, Warrenton 0
WARRENTON — Rainier’s Jessica Gibson blasted two home runs and drove in five runs, to lead the Columbians to a 21-0 win at Warrenton Friday in Lewis & Clark League action.
Gibson and teammate Sarah Probasco were both 4-for-4 at the plate. Rainier pitchers Shelby Saylors, Probasco and Haley Schimmel allowed three hits.
Niqui Blodgett had a double for the Warriors.
Knappa 5, Warrenton 0
WARRENTON — The Knappa Lady Loggers completed their three wins-in-two days run with a 5-0 victory at Warrenton Saturday, in a nonleague softball game.
Kacie Cameron pitched the seven-inning shutout, allowing three hits with nine strikeouts. She had a two-run homer at the plate, while teammate Alisha Murphy was 2-for-3.
Warrenton pitcher Niqui Blodgett struck out 11 with one walk, while Landree Miethe had a triple.
On Friday, Knappa swept a doubleheader at Neah-Kah-Nie, 23-0 and 19-5.
Cameron tossed a one-hitter in the opener, with 13 strikeouts. She helped her cause with a double, triple and a grand slam.
Stacey Aho pitched Game 2, striking out nine. Cameron was 3-for-4 and Murphy was 2-for-2.