Southridge 4, Warrenton 2PLEASANT HILL - The summer season came to a close for Warrenton Saturday, as Southridge topped the Warriors 4-2 in the Oregon Junior State tournament at Pleasant Hill.

Southridge broke a 1-1 tie in the second inning, taking advantage of three Warrior errors to score two runs.

Both teams had five hits, with Southridge pitcher Alex Brown picking up the win over Eric Gantenbein.

Nathan Massey had two of Warrenton's hits, including a double in the fifth inning. Massey and Michael Davis both had an RBI for the Warriors, who finish 17-8 overall.

"I'm very pleased with a 17-8 record," said Warrenton coach Lennie Wolfe. "For as young as we are, that (record) demonstrates that our young guys are improving, and that our veteran leaders are doing what they're supposed to do.

"We haven't fallen off the baseball map as some people have prognosticated. We had a win over a defending state champion (Astoria) and another over a 3A state semifinalist (Newport). We're going to be around and we're going to be very competitive."

Wolfe also thanked Coca-Cola Bottling of Warrenton for its summer sponsorship, and the many volunteers who contribute their time to the Warrenton summer baseball program.

Warrenton 7, Newport 3EUGENE - Warrenton rebounded from an opening round loss to score a 7-3 win over Newport Friday.

Eric Gantenbein had a two-run homer to centerfield in the fourth inning to highlight the win.

Dan Wolfe went the distance on the mound, allowing five hits with seven strikeouts and four walks. Newport's No. 1 pitcher, Eddie Crowe, took the loss.

Gantenbein was 3-for-5 and Tyler Collier went 2-for-4.


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