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THE ASTORIAN • TuESdAy, JuNE 25, 2019
Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
Warrenton wins three straight after Friday loss
ARRENTON — Both teams
had six hits, but the home team
played solid defense with sound
pitching, which helped Warrenton defeat
Dane Gouge’s Astoria Ford 9-4 Sunday
afternoon to cap another weekend of
wood bat Junior Baseball at Huddleston
Astoria Ford committed six errors and
five different pitchers combined to walk
The Warriors’ win over the Fishermen
was Warrenton’s third straight victory,
after a Friday loss to Kennedy, in which
Trojan pitcher Josh Valladares tossed six
innings of a combined no-hitter to beat
Warrenton bounced back with a pair
of 6-5 wins Saturday over Portland East-
side and Tillamook, then played solid
defensive baseball Sunday in the victory
over Astoria Ford.
“Overall, except for three or four
errors against Kennedy, we were sound
defensively for the entire weekend,” said
Warrenton coach Lennie Wolfe. “Ethan
Caldwell made some very nice plays
for us (Sunday) at first base, and Devin
(Jackson) threw very well. Any time you
can get 90 pitches out of a guy, he’s done
a good job.”
Austin Little was 2-for-3 and scored
twice for Warrenton, which built a 6-1
lead after three innings, highlighted by
a two-run single from Ryan Hoagland in
the first inning.
Hoagland had two hits and drove in
two runs, while teammate Jake Morrow
was up to his summer specialty, getting
hit by two pitches.
Gabe Breitmeyer had two RBIs for the
Warriors, who had eight different players
Duane Falls had a broken-bat single in
the fifth inning for an 8-2 lead, before the
Fishermen scored twice in the top of the
sixth on two bases loaded walks.
Jackson was the winning pitcher,
allowing six hits with three strikeouts
and five walks, before giving way to
Morrow with one out in the sixth.
“We ran the bases very well, I was very
happy with the pitching and the defense
… and we’ve won six out of eight games
so far this summer,” Wolfe said.
The Warriors host the Warrenton
Challenge next weekend, with visiting
teams including Churchill, Crescent Val-
ley, Neah-Kah-Nie and Tillamook.
Fishermen win two of three
Prior to Sunday’s final game vs. War-
renton, the Fishermen won two of three
games Friday and Saturday, all by one-
On Friday, Astoria Ford snapped a 2-2
tie with a run in the bottom of the seventh
to beat Portland Eastside, 3-2.
Four Astoria Ford pitchers tossed a
four-hitter, with six strikeouts and four
The Fishermen had seven hits, two
apiece for Adam Feldman and Leo
Trailing 2-0, Astoria Ford scored two
runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the
In the seventh, Matthews led off with
an infield single and took second on a
walk to Feldman.
Dylan Rush, who earlier drew a walk
and was hit by a pitch, laid down a bunt
and Matthews scored on a throw to first
for the walk-off winner.
Photos by Gary Henley/The Astorian
Warrenton’s Austin Little, left, eventually applied the tag on Astoria Ford’s Adam Feldman on an attempted steal.
Warrenton coach Lennie Wolfe hands
Gabe Breitmeyer the remnants of a
broken bat, on a base hit by Duane Falls in
In a Saturday morning pitcher’s duel,
Kennedy topped the Fishermen 1-0.
Rush allowed five hits and struck
out nine with one walk, but gave up the
game’s lone run in the bottom of the third
The Fishermen had just two hits,
including a double by Joe Strange.
And just before facing the Warriors
on Sunday, the Fishermen gained a little
revenge against Kennedy, scoring a 1-0
victory behind a three-hitter by Astoria
Ford pitcher Will Eddy.
Strange had another double for one
of Astoria Ford’s four hits, while Ryan
Stutznegger drove in the only run on two-
out, infield single that scored Strange in
the bottom of the first inning.
Eddy did the rest from the mound,
Astoria Ford’s Dylan Rush, left, managed to catch this pop fly and avoid a collision with
Warrenton’s Devin Jackson tossed a six-
hitter in Sunday’s win over Astoria.
striking out two with four walks.
Strange and Stutznegger had two hits
apiece for Astoria Ford.
Warrenton second baseman Gabe
Breitmeyer throws to first base in hopes of
completing a double play, but the throw
was not in time.
US in World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain
By ANNE M. PETERSON
REIMS, France — Megan Rapinoe con-
verted a pair of penalty kicks and the United
States set up a much-anticipated quarterfi-
nal meeting with host France at the Wom-
en’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory over
Spain on Monday.
Rapinoe’s first came in the seventh min-
ute to the cheers of the U.S. supporters
melting in temperatures that reached nearly
90 degrees at the Stade Auguste-Delaune.
They were quieted a short time later when
Jennifer Hermoso tied it up for Spain with
the first goal the Americans had allowed in
Video review was used to confirm a foul
on Rose Lavelle that gave the pink-haired
captain the game-winner in the 75th minute,
spoiling Spain’s spirited effort in its first
knockout-round appearance at a World Cup.
The defending champions head to Paris
to face France on Friday night. The French
defeated Brazil 2-1 in extra time Sunday
night, with Amandine Henry scoring the
game-winner in the 107th minute.
A meeting between the three-time World
AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino
Megan Rapinoe scores the opening goal with a penalty kick.
Cup champions and the hosts at the home
of Paris Saint-Germain has been anticipated
since the tournament draw in December.
France is vying to become the first nation
to simultaneously hold both the men’s and
women’s World Cup titles. The French men
won in Russia last year.
The United States skated through its
group with a stage record 18 goals. And
the team didn’t concede a goal in the group
stage for the first time at a World Cup.
Until Monday, the Americans had not
allowed a goal in eight straight competitive
matches dating back to the 2016 Olympics,
outscoring opponents 44-0. It was the first
goal the United States had allowed this year
since a 5-3 win over Australia in an April
La Roja had not scored in its previous
two games but still finished second in its
group to Germany to get the matchup with
The U.S. and Spain met in a friendly
in Alicante in January, part of a European
exhibition trip for the United States. Chris-
ten Press scored the lone goal in a 1-0 vic-
tory. That match was a confidence-booster
for No. 13 Spain because it was able to hang
with the world’s top-ranked team. Spain’s
profile on the international stage has grown
under coach Jorge Vilda, who took over fol-
lowing the team’s World Cup debut in 2015.
Spain won the 2017 Algarve Cup and last
year won the Cyprus Cup.