The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, June 18, 2019, Page A10, Image 10

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Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
Morrow’s grand slam highlights tournament
Knappa tops Astoria
The Astorian
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-
dleston Field.
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
eight errors.
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.
had two
of Astoria
Ford’s three
hits in
loss to
Saturday’s action
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
The Astorian
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-
star series.
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,
as champions.
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
series championship.
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
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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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