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THE DAILY ASTORIAN • MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018
Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
Seaside rally tops Knappa Loggers
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THE DALLES — The Seaside
boys golf team scored its first big
victory of the spring Friday, as the
Gulls beat all the big schools to fin-
ish first in The Dalles Invitational,
held at The Dalles Country Club.
Seaside — which was not even
at full strength — knocked 40
strokes off its score from last year’s
tournament to card a 359 team
The Gulls finished ahead of the
host Riverhawks (369) and third-
place Pendleton (373), both 5A
schools who placed in the top five
in last year’s 5A state tournament.
Seaside was led by brothers
Jackson and Curtis Kunde, who fin-
ished tied for fifth individually with
a pair of 87s.
“This is always a great test
of golf,” said Seaside coach Jim
Poetsch, whose program won 4A
state titles in 2014 and 2015. “This
course exposes your weaknesses,
and while we were shown ours, we
had less than the other teams today.
“You look at the scores and think
we might not have played our best,
but we scored the same as Pendle-
ton did last year and they earned a
trophy at the 5A level last season.”
The supporting scores for Sea-
side came from Connor Merrell
(88) and Mason Shamion (97).
Mason Crawford (103) was Sea-
side’s fifth player, as the Gulls were
missing two-year letterman Sam-
SEASIDE — The magic number
was “3” for the Seaside softball team
Hosting a nonleague game with
Knappa at Broadway Field, the
Lady Gulls scored three runs in the
bottom of the sixth for a 3-1 win.
Seaside’s No. 3, pitcher Jetta
Ideue, struck out 13 batters and
allowed just two hits in the win,
helping the Gulls improve to 3-0
Ideue struck out the side in the
first, second and fourth innings, as
Knappa batters were having trou-
ble just making contact through five
Meanwhile, Knappa sopho-
more pitcher Madelynn Weaver was
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Knappa’s Jaden Miethe (4), tags Seaside’s Kandice Flaigg on an at-
tempted steal early in Friday’s game.
Weaver scattered a few hits, but
she also kept the Gulls scoreless
through five innings.
All the action was in the sixth.
In the top of the inning, Seaside
center fielder Alyssa Goin made
a diving catch off a line drive by
Moments later, Kaitlyn Truax
was hit by a pitch, and took third on
a passed ball.
With two outs, a grounder by
Mikayla Rethati was fielded cleanly,
but an errant throw to first allowed
Truax to score the game’s first run.
In the bottom of the sixth, Weaver
walked the bases full with no outs.
She retired the next two bat-
ters without giving up a run, but the
Gulls finally broke through, with
two runners, Viola Soprano and
Gracie Rhodes, scoring on an infield
base hit by Goin.
A line drive base hit by freshman
Kandice Flaigg brought in Sidney
Owsley, and Ideue struck out two
of the three batters she faced in the
Knappa remains unbeaten, unchallenged
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KEIZER — The Knappa Log-
gers continued to pound the opposi-
tion over the weekend, in their home
away from home.
The Loggers are taking part in
the Volcano Stadium Tournament,
which began Friday and ends today
Knappa played Elmira on the
first day, and led the Falcons 8-0 in
the bottom of the first before the rain
hit. The game was postponed and is
scheduled to be made up today at Vol-
Catlin Gabel and Knappa man-
aged to play a complete game Satur-
day, with the Loggers scoring an easy
16-1, five-inning win over the Class
Knappa scored six runs in the first
inning, then tacked on three in second
and three in the third, and ended the
contest with three in the fifth.
Kaleb Miller, Mason Hoover
and Colton Weirup combined on a
one-hitter, with Miller striking out
five. Weirup struck out the side in his
Weirup was also 3-for-4 at the
plate, drove in four runs, and had two
doubles and two stolen bases.
Eli Takalo was 3-for-3 and Ryker
Coffey was 2-for-3 with four RBIs.
Knappa wrapped up the week-
end with another five-inning con-
test, an 11-1 decision over Western
The Loggers held a 2-1 lead going
into the bottom of the fourth, when
they scored four runs. They added
five in the fifth.
Hoover was 2-for-3 with four
RBIs and a triple and Miller scored
Dale Takalo pitched all five
innings, allowing four hits.
The Loggers are 5-0, and have
outscored their opponents 61-4 in
their five games, none of which has
gone past five innings.
PREP SPORTS SCHEDULE
Baseball — Yamhill-Carlton at As-
toria, 2 p.m.; Elmira vs. Knappa, 2
p.m., Volcanoes Stadium
Baseball — South Umpqua at As-
toria, 10 a.m.; Tillamook at Warrenton,
Softball — Knappa at Riverside
Baseball — Naselle at Astoria, 4
633 13—16 12 2
McGautha, Olson (4) and Wood-
cock; Miller, M.Hoover (4), Weirup (5)
and Cruz. W: Miller. L: McGautha. 2B:
Kna, Weirup 2.
Knappa 11, W. Mennonite 1
000 10—1 4 5
110 45—11 5 1
Halgren, R.Webster (4); D.Takalo
Knappa 16, Catlin Gabel 1
100 00—1 1
and Miller. W: Takalo. L: Halgren. 3B:
The Dalles Invitational
Team: Seaside 359, The Dalles
369, Pendleton 373, Hermiston 399,
St. Helens 402, Hood River 442, Hori-
zon Christian 466, Goldendale 554.
Individual (top 10)
1. Tyler Vasser, The Dalles, 70
2. Aiden Telles, The Dalles, 82
3. Jared Grier, Pendleton, 85
4. Luke Gerchak, Goldendale, 86
5. Jackson Kunde, Seaside, 87
5. Curtis Kunde, Seaside, 87
7. Connor Merrell, Seaside, 88
8. Kaleb Crafton, Hermiston, 91
8. Blue Blackhurst, Hermiston, 91
10. Trevor Reyes, Pendleton, 92
10. Seth Wood, Pendleton, 92
10. Tyler Tolleshaugh, St. Helens, 92
Jackson Kunde, 46-41—87
Curtis Kunde, 40-47—87
Connor Merrell, 45-43—88
Mason Shamion, 52-45—97
Mason Crawford, 53-50—103
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