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Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
Gulls defeat
Astoria in
boys’ golf
Clatsop Clash
slip past
Fish, 9-7
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Facing their third Lewis & Clark
League opponent in a little over a
week, the Astoria Fishermen closed
the gap against Clatskanie Thursday
at CMH Field, but still came up short
on the scoreboard.
Clatskanie scored eight runs over
the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, in
a 9-7 nonleague softball win over the
Lady Fishermen.
Astoria — which lost earlier
games to Warrenton (11-0) and Rain-
ier (8-0) — held a 4-1 lead through
three innings against the Tigers.
The Fishermen scored all four
runs in the bottom of the third, high-
lighted by a double from Hailey Ranta
that scored Hailey O’Brien. Caitlyn
Hougham followed with a single to
left to bring in Rylee DeMander, and
Ranta scored moments later on a sin-
gle to left from Abi Danen. Hougham
scored the fourth run on a grounder
by McKailyn Rogers.
Astoria scored twice on three
Clatskanie errors in the bottom of the
seventh, but Tiger pitcher MacKen-
zie Mitchell was able to close out her
complete game, as the senior right-
hander allowed nine hits with three
strikeouts and three walks.
Rogers started for Astoria and
worked five innings, giving up 11 hits
with five strikeouts and a walk, before
giving way to DeMander in the sixth.
DeMander, Ranta and Danen had
two hits apiece for Astoria, which
falls to 3-5.
The Fishermen open Cowapa
League play Tuesday at home vs.
Mariners get
first win, 4-2
over Astros
Associated Press
HOUSTON — After going 1 for
27 with runners in scoring position
through the first three games of the
season, the Seattle Mariners were
desperate to get a big hit when it mat-
tered Thursday night.
Instead of just one, they got
Jarrod Dyson hit a tiebreaking
RBI single in the ninth inning and
Jean Segura drove in a run later in the
inning to lift the Mariners to a 4-2 vic-
tory over the Houston Astros.
“It was good to get that hit,”
Dyson said. “It was even better to get
the win.”
The game was tied at 2 enter-
ing the ninth before Danny Valen-
cia walked with one out and Carlos
Ruiz was plunked by Ken Giles (0-1).
They were replaced by pinch-runners
Taylor Motter and Guillermo Here-
dia before Dyson’s fly ball landed
between left fielder Nori Aoki and
center fielder Jake Marisnick to allow
Motter to score and put Seattle on
Segura singled with two outs to
send Heredia home for an insurance
run that made it 4-2.
• Seattle Mariners (1-3)
at Los Angeles Angels (2-2)
• Today, 7:07 p.m. TV: FSW, RTNW
Photos by Danny Miller/The Daily Astorian
Teammates celebrate a homer by Burke Matthews, center, against Scappoose on Thursday at
CMH Field in Astoria. More photos available online at
Fishermen pound Scappoose
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They’re only two games into
the Cowapa League season, but
two victories over Scappoose
can go a long way when you’re
hoping to win a league title.
And one month from now,
those victories over the Indi-
ans could come in handy for the
Astoria Fishermen, who scored
their second win over Scappoose
in three days, 8-3, Thursday at
CMH Field.
Astoria improves to 2-0 in
league play, following their sev-
enth straight win overall. The
Fishermen haven’t lost since an
opening day setback to North
Marion March 15.
More importantly, Astoria
will avoid repeating last year’s
1-3 start in league.
“We were 1-3 out of the shoot
last year — 2-0 is a lot better,”
said Astoria coach Dave Gasser.
“And having already won the
season series against Scappoose
is big (the Fishermen still play
one more game vs. the Indians,
May 3 at Scappoose). It’s a big
series, and always is.”
Through four innings of
Thursday’s game, Astoria was
just like pitcher Olaf Englund:
Englund got the start on the
mound and retired the side, in
order, through each of the first
four innings.
He struck out the first bat-
ter of the fifth before giving up a
home run to Nicky Gill, the first
of three Scappoose runs in the
Englund still got the win, a
three-hitter with three strikeouts
and one walk before he gave
way to Fridtjof Fremstad with
two outs in the fifth. Fremstad
allowed two hits and picked up
the save.
“Ole was just great,” Gas-
ser said. “Twelve-up, 12-down.
He got a little tired, but it’s still
early in the season, and we were
in uncharted waters going into
the fifth inning. Next time, we’ll
be a little more ready with Trey
(Hageman), and use Trey as a
bridge to Fritz. But it’s going to
be a well-pitched game.
“Ole’s going to give us good
innings, Trey is good, and Fritzy
has not given up anything.”
Meanwhile, Scappoose used
another four pitchers in Thurs-
day’s game. In two games this
week, the Indians threw eight
pitchers against Astoria, giving
Astoria’s Olaf Englund dives back to first base on a pick-off
attempt Thursday.
Astoria’s Olaf Englund de-
livers a pitch against Scap-
poose on Thursday at CMH
Field in Astoria.
up a combined 13 walks with just
six strikeouts.
Astoria had 10 hits in Tues-
day’s victory and eight more
Thursday. The Fishermen were
crushing everything they got a
hold of in Thursday’s win.
Samboy Tuimato pounded
the first pitch he saw for a solo
home run to lead off the second
Trey Hageman followed
with a liner to right that bounced
over the fence for a ground-rule
Two walks later, Englund
was hit by a pitch to force in a
run, and Fremstad followed with
the Big Blast of the Day, a grand
slam homer to center. At first, the
Indians thought the line drive
was another ground-rule dou-
ble, before the umpires ruled the
home run.
The Fishermen had one more
extra-base hit — a solo home
run by No. 9 hitter Burke Mat-
thews to lead off the bottom of
the fourth inning.
“I’ve got no complaints about
the way we’re swingin’ it,” Gas-
ser said. “We’re hitting it hard,
and even some of the outs were
rockets. Jackson’s hit (in the
bottom of the sixth, a line drive
that was caught by the Scap-
poose right fielder) almost took
the kid’s head off, with the bases
loaded. That was smoked.”
Fremstad’s grand slam “just
carried and carried, and Sam-
my’s was a bomb,” Gasser said.
“The bottom line was, over the
last two days we have over 20
hits against Scappoose pitching.
We’ll take that.”
Astoria added one more run
in the sixth on a bases-loaded
walk, and had the bases loaded
with one out before Indian
reliever Jerad Toman was able to
get out of the inning.
The only negative for Asto-
ria in the two games this week
was stranding a total of 19 base
Astoria returns to action with
a two-game series next week vs.
Valley Catholic, the first at 5 p.m.
Tuesday at Tapiola Park.
Valiants 9, Gulls 1
SEASIDE — In other Cow-
apa League action Thursday, Val-
ley Catholic defeated Seaside 9-1
at Broadway Field, and Banks
topped Tillamook, 19-3.
It was the second time this
week that the Valiants held the
Gulls to just one run, following
Tuesday’s 10-1 win.
Seaside held a 1-0 lead after
two innings in Tuesday’s game,
before the Valiants scored three
runs in the third, then tacked on
four in the fifth.
Brent Walsh had two of Sea-
side’s three hits, and also scored
the Gulls’ lone run.
Valley Catholic had nine
hits off Seaside pitchers Scott
Plampin, Dylan Wallis and Dun-
can Thompson.
Crabbe gets 25 and Trail Blazers beat Minnesota
Associated Press
PORTLAND — Allen Crabbe
said he just had the feeling that the
shots he put up were going to fall.
They did, and nearly all of them
were from beyond the arc.
Crabbe had 25 points, including a
career-high eight 3-pointers, and the
Portland Trail Blazers beat the Min-
nesota Timberwolves 105-98 Thurs-
day night to snap a two-game losing
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at Portland Trail Blazers (39-40)
• Saturday, 7 p.m.
There was a span in the fourth
quarter where Crabbe scored 10
points in 48 seconds in route to the
comeback win.
“You just have that feeling:
Everything I threw up there was just
going in,” he said.
Blazers coach Terry Stotts said
simply: “I love seeing a shooter get
on a roll like that.”
Damian Lillard added 22 points,
nine rebounds and eight assists for
Portland, which held onto the eighth
and final playoff spot in the Western
Conference at 1 1/2 games ahead of
Denver with three games to go.
Andrew Wiggins had 36 points
for the Timberwolves, who have
already been eliminated. Karl-An-
thony Towns added 24 points and 16
After trailing by 15 points in
the third quarter, Crabbe’s running
3-pointer gave the Blazers a 92-89
lead with 8:25 left. Lillard added a
layup and Crabbe made another 3 to
push the lead to 97-91 while the Tim-
berwolves went cold.
Wiggins’ pull-up jumper nar-
rowed it to 99-94 with 2:40 left. Lil-
lard made a pair of free throws with
just under a minute to go and the
Timberwolves couldn’t catch up.
WARRENTON — The Seaside
boys golf team shot a season-low
score and improved to 1-1 in Cow-
apa League play Thursday, with a 366-
406 victory over Astoria in golf’s ver-
sion of the Clatsop Clash at the Astoria
Golf & Country Club.
Seaside’s Jackson Kunde was med-
alist with an 86. The Gulls’ Samson
Sibony was second with a 90, fol-
lowed by Connor Merrell (92), Mason
Shamion (98) and Colby Lupfer (99).
Astoria was led by Kirk Fausett’s
96. Other Fishermen scores were
Dylan Altheide-Nielson (97), Brian
Wilder (100), Trevor Altheide-Nielson
(113) and Josh Olson (119).
The Gulls have been able to lower
their team score every time out so far
this season. All but one member shot a
season-low Thursday.
“We are moving in the right direc-
tion,” said Seaside coach Jim Poetsch.
“We dropped another 16 strokes from
our last match. If John Whittle’s JV
score had counted, we would have
dropped another six.
“Jackson (Kunde) played 16 good
holes today,” he said. “He followed a
triple bogey with a six-putt, quadruple
bogey on the front. If not for those two
holes, he might have snuck into the
70s for the first time. Samson hit his
first birdie today and nearly got into
the 80s. Those are big hurdles in the
psyche of golf. It seems when a player
changes the first digit of their score for
the first time, they continue to do it on
a regular basis.”
Junior Varsity: Seaside 508, Asto-
ria 605.
Hemsley shoots
56 for Lady Fishermen
HILLSBORO — Astoria and Sea-
side both took part in the Valley Cath-
olic Invitational girls golf tournament
Thursday, held at the Meriwether
National Golf Club in Hillsboro.
The Invite was shortened to
nine holes because of poor course
While Morgan Hall of Scappoose
topped the field with a 43, Astoria’s
Sam Hemsley led the Lady Fishermen
with a 56. She was followed by Jenna
Travers with a 58, and Sadie Wool-
dridge (66), Kristen Travers (71) and
Sarah Lertora (85).
Caroline Kotson paced Seaside
with a 63. Maddy Brown (66), Caitlyn
Hillman (92) and Emma Harvey (94)
rounded out the team scoring for the
Gulls, who will be the host team Mon-
day in the Seaside Invitational. The
invite will take place at Astoria Golf &
Country Club due to a scheduling con-
flict at Gearhart.
Baseball — Woodland (WA) at Seaside, 5
p.m.; Tillamook at Warrenton, 4 p.m.
Track — Daily Astorian Invitational, at
Seaside, 10 a.m.
Baseball — Warrenton at Monroe (2),
Noon; Knappa at Taft, 2 p.m.
Softball — Knappa at Taft, 2 p.m.
Astoria 8, Scappoose 3
Scappoose 000 030 0—3 5 1
060 101 x—8 8 1
Gross, Knight (4), Anicker (5), Toman (5)
and Gill; Englund, Fremstad (5) and Gohl.
W: Englund. L: Gross. S: Fremstad. RBI:
Scp, Gill, Travis; Ast, Fremstad 4, Tuimato,
Englund, Matthews, Hageman. 2B: Scp, Tra-
vis, Gill; Ast, Hageman. HR: Scp, Gill; Ast,
Tuimato, Fremstad, Matthews. HBP: Ast,
Englund. LOB: Scappoose 2, Astoria 9.
Clatskanie 9, Astoria 7
Clatskanie 010 242 0—9 14 5
004 001 2—7 9 2
WP: MacKenzie Mitchell (3 K’s, 3 walks).
LP: McKailyn Rogers (5 K’s, 1 walk). RBI:
Cla, Lindblom 3, Miller 2, Jackson, War-
ren, Hamm; Ast, DeMander, Ranta, Danen,
Norris, Rogers, Hougham. 2B: Cla, Miller,
Hamm; Ast, Ranta. 3B: Cla, Jackson. LOB:
Clatskanie 5, Astoria 7.
Seaside 366, Astoria 406
(at AG&CC)
Seaside (366)
Jackson Kunde, 45-41—86
Samson Sibony, 46-44—90
Connor Merrell, 44-48—92
Mason Shamion, 50-48—98
Colby Lupfer, 50-49—99
Astoria (406)
Kirk Fausett, 47-49—96
Dylan Altheide-Nielson, 46-51—97
Brian Wilder, 49-51—100
Trevor Altheide-Nielson, 53-60—113
Josh Olson, 56-63—119