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THE ASTORIAN • TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019
MORE SPORTS ON PAGE A9
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THEIR WINNING WAYS
IN THE WORLD CUP
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Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
Morrow’s grand slam highlights tournament
Knappa tops Astoria
By GARY HENLEY
ARRENTON — Two weeks follow-
ing a loss in the state championship
game of the spring season, the War-
renton baseball program returned to its win-
ning ways over the weekend, going 3-0-1
in a two-day, four-team tournament at Hud-
The wood bat tournament included four
teams with players who all took part in state
semiﬁ nals in the spring season (Astoria,
Warrenton, Knappa and Santiam Christian).
Sunday’s action included a 2-2 tie
between Santiam Christian and Warren-
ton (game was stopped after nine innings
because of a time limit), and an 11-3 Warrior
win over Knappa.
Warrenton also won two games Saturday,
with a combined total of just ﬁ ve hits. The
Warriors scored a 4-2 victory over Astoria,
followed by a 1-0 decision against Santiam
“As far as the entire weekend goes, given
the amount of time that we took off after the
championship, we got better as the tourna-
ment progressed,” said Warrenton coach
Lennie Wolfe. “Our pitching depth and
defense is really what made the difference.”
Especially in the tournament ﬁ nale, Sun-
day evening against the Loggers.
Warrenton pitchers Devin Jackson, soph-
omore-to-be Parker Greenawald and Jake
Morrow combined on a two-hitter. The War-
riors had eight hits off three Knappa pitchers,
and the Loggers struggled defensively with
The Warriors led from start to ﬁ nish, scor-
ing two runs in the ﬁ rst inning on RBI hits
from Jake Morrow and Duane Falls.
Knappa’s Mark Miller had a double in
the top of the second, but teammate Ryson
Patterson was thrown out at the plate on
the same play on a relay throw from Austin
Warrenton extended its lead to 5-1 after
four innings, before the Loggers scored two
runs in the top of the ﬁ fth, both on hit batters
with the bases loaded.
The Warriors tacked on three runs in the
bottom of the ﬁ fth and three more in the
sixth, as Knappa’s errors continued to mount.
The Loggers were coming off a narrow
win over Dane Gouge’s Astoria Ford in Sun-
day’s third game — Knappa’s second vic-
tory in two days over the Fishermen.
Photos by Gary Henley/The Astorian
While Knappa’s Ryson Patterson (on ground) checks the call from home plate umpire Scott Hanna (out!), Warrenton catcher Jake Morrow
prepares to throw to second base.
In Game 1 of the tournament, Astoria
Ford pitcher Adam Feldman was two outs
away from posting a 2-0, two-hit shutout
win over the Warriors, when Morrow belted
a walkoff, grand-slam home run to give the
Warriors a dramatic 4-2 win.
See Tournament, Page A9
Adam Feldman of Astoria Ford pitched a good game Saturday vs.
Warrenton, allowing just three hits, but took the loss.
Locals shine in all-star series
Four local basketball players
ofﬁ cially ﬁ nished their prep careers
Friday and Saturday, in the 47th
annual OACA (Oregon Athletic
Coaches Association) basketball all-
The all-star games showcase the
state’s best senior players (all lev-
els) for the 2018-19 season.
And the locals ﬁ nished in style,
Seaside players Chase Januik and
Payton Westerholm, along with Dal-
ton Knight of Warrenton and Knap-
pa’s Timber Engblom, helped the
North all-stars win two games and
a championship for players from the
4A, 3A and 2A levels.
The North was coached by Sea-
side’s Bill Westerholm.
In the ﬁ rst game, Friday night
at Morse Events Center in Eugene,
Knight made ﬁ ve 3-pointers and
scored a team-high 19 points in a
102-86 win over the South all-stars.
Engblom added 13 points, Januik
scored 12 and Westerholm tacked
on ﬁ ve points in the win. Ethan
Manning of Philomath led the South
with 19 points and seven rebounds.
Facing the East all-stars in Sat-
urday’s championship game at Wil-
sonville High School, the North
defeated the East 114-95 to win the
Later in the day, Payton Wester-
holm took part in Game 1 of the 4A
baseball all-star series in Aurora,
along with Astoria’s Burke Mat-
thews and Will Reed.
Westerholm had a base hit in the
bottom of the eighth inning to break
a 2-2 tie, and Matthews followed
with another run-scoring hit to give
their team a 5-2 win.
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ABOVE: Clatsop County’s basketball all-stars, left
to right: Timber Engblom, Chase Januik, Dalton
Knight and Payton Westerholm. BELOW: Left to right,
Astoria’s Will Reed, Seaside’s Payton Westerholm and
Burke Matthews of Astoria took part in the annual
state all-star baseball games in Aurora.
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