GEARHART - Warrenton pitcher Stacey Moore signed a letter-of-intent over the weekend to play softball at Southwestern Oregon Community College.
And just to give the Lakers a little taste of what they're getting, Moore went out and tossed her second no-hitter of the season Friday in a 4-0 win over Seaside at Norway Field.
It wasn't her best outing of the year on the mound, but it was plenty for the Warriors, as Moore struck out five batters and allowed two walks in the victory.
To help her cause, Moore had a double and two runs batted in at the plate.
But it was the defensive effort behind her that pleased Warrenton coach Staci Miethe, whose team played errorless softball in the field.
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Flanked by Seaside coach Tom Mauldin, left, and Warrenton coach Staci Miethe, Seaside's Jeannie Pfund throws over pitcher Kate Ayres to catch a runner at first base during the Gulls' softball loss to Warrenton Friday.The game featured a flawless performance at third base from Grace Smith, who fielded all 10 balls hit her way.
"Grace made some amazing plays to save us - like the double-play line drive, and some hard-hit balls to her," said Miethe, whose team improves to 10-3 overall, 2-1 against Cowapa League teams. "So it's probably her no-hitter as much as it is Stacey's."
And Moore was equally grateful.
"My foot's been hurting me pretty bad, but the defense has been helping me out a lot," Moore said. "Grace was doing an awesome job. She's been doing good lately. With her there, everything's good."
Seaside pitcher Kate Ayres had a strong outing of her own, limiting the Warriors to just one hit through six innings, before giving up three doubles in the seventh.
It was six Seaside errors that helped the Warriors build a 3-0 lead after three innings, as two fielding miscues in the second and one in the third allowed Warrenton to score all the runs it would need.
A single by Katie Wolfe led to two runs in the third inning.
Moore hit one batter in the third, but after that, she retired the final 13 batters she faced.
"It's always nice when you don't play your best and you can still win," Miethe said. "Stacey had two walks and two hit (by) pitches, and those were her first two hit pitches all season.
"I just don't believe Seaside brought their best game, to be honest," she said. "Offensively, it wasn't anybody's day. Neither one of us played much this week, and we both came out a little sluggish."
Meanwhile, Moore continues to recover from a broken foot suffered late in the off-season.
"It just keeps bothering me because I haven't had enough time to rest it," said Moore, who will pitch and play third base at Southwestern. "I have some back problems, too. I just keep hurting myself, but I'll be all right I guess."
Warrenton is scheduled to host Knappa today (4:30 p.m.), followed by a nonleague game with Astoria Thursday.
Warriors sweep BluejaysPORTLAND - It took two days, but the No. 2-ranked Warrenton baseball team finally finished their doubleheader sweep over Portland Lutheran Saturday.
After winning Game 1 Friday, 15-4, the teams played to a 4-4 tie in the nightcap, which was called because of darkness after the sixth inning.
The Warriors returned home late Friday, and went back to Portland early Saturday for a noon contest.
The Bluejays built a 4-1 lead after two innings, but Warrenton rallied with three runs in the third, two in the fourth and eight in the fifth to win 14-4.
Nate McBride picked up the win in relief, striking out eight in three innings of work.
McBride also had two doubles at the plate, as Warrenton collected 12 hits off Bluejay pitchers Daisuke Matsushima, freshman Scotty Burris and freshman Matt Dressler.
Warrenton's Eric Gantenbein went 3-for-3 with three RBIs.
After arriving late for Friday's first game, the Warriors - who were delayed making the trip over the Lewis & Clark Bridge - got off to a slow start, giving up three runs in the bottom of the first inning.
Warrenton rallied with two runs in the second and one in the third to tie it, then scored 12 runs over the final four innings to pull away.
Nick Miller went the distance on the mound, allowing five hits with seven strikeouts and four walks. Three freshmen pitched for the Bluejays - Burris, Nik Kehdi and Dressler.
Miller and Zach Gantenbein each had three hits and two RBIs to lead a 15-hit offensive attack, with Sean Beecham, Zach LaRue and McBride adding two hits apiece.
McBride and Miller each had two doubles.
Warriors will turn back the clockThe Warrenton baseball team will host its "Turn Back the Clock Day" Tuesday in what it hopes will be an annual event at Huddleston Field, when the Warriors are scheduled to play Knappa (4:30 p.m.).
The Warrenton players will be wearing a 1930s-40s-style uniform for the game with the Loggers. According to head coach Lennie Wolfe, the Warriors are the first high school team in the country to purchase the old-style uniforms.
In addition, the Warriors will be selling 25-cent hot dogs, Cracker Jacks and Coca-Cola in the old, small glass bottles.
"The game's big, because Knappa is a quality team that's playing real well right now," Wolfe said. "And (Turn Back the Clock Day) is going to be a fun event for the fans."
BASEBALLLoggers sweep CorbettCORBETT - Knappa pitchers faced 40 batters and allowed only three hits in a pair of Northwest League baseball wins at Corbett Friday, 4-0 and 12-0.
Knappa's Sean Ferguson pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout in the opener as he struck out 11 batters, allowed one walk and faced just 25 batters in seven innings.
In Game 2, Brent Brockey did not allow a hit in four innings worked, with five strikeouts and no walks. Toivo Fransen pitched the final inning, striking out two and allowing one hit. Brockey and Fransen faced the minimum 15 batters in the five-inning game.
At the plate, Knappa's big performer was Derek Jacobson, who had four hits on the day with two doubles and a triple.
Robert Rankin and Ferguson each had doubles in the opener, while Brockey added a home run in the second game.
The Loggers improve to 4-3 in league play.
GolfGulls soar past RainierThe Seaside boys golf team improved its season record to 2-1 with a 331-440 victory over Rainier Friday.
Seaside's Flynn Jiroudek earned medalist honors with a 79, including a 38 on the back nine. Teammates Mitch Winstanley and Sean Hamer tied for second at 81. Other Seaside scorers included Hunter Solt (90) and Joel Bletscher (91).
"Flynn started the day out with a bogey-triple bogey, then got his game going to finish eight-over-par for the day," said Seaside coach Jim Poetsch. "He is really maturing with his mental game and is able to overcome a few bad holes.
"Sean and Mitch also showed some maturity today, fighting off double bogeys on the first hole to finish two strokes behind Flynn."
The Seaside junior varsity team shot a 410 against an incomplete Rainier team. The Gulls' Daniel Huong shot four-over-par on the back side and earned medalist honors with an 89.
Seaside hosts Astoria Tuesday at Gearhart Golf Links.