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THE ASTORIAN • TuESdAy, July 16, 2019
Gary Henley | Sports Reporter
Photos by Gary Henley/The Astorian
The throw to the plate was late, and Seaside’s Jarred White slid in safely with the last run in Saturday’s win over Tillamook.
SEASIDE GETS A WIN, WARRENTON
TAKES SECOND IN TOURNAMENT
By GARY HENLEY
EASIDE — The Seaside Gulls
managed to close their sum-
mer baseball season on a posi-
tive note Saturday morning at Broad-
Hosting their annual three-day wood
bat tournament, the Gulls bounced back
from losses on Thursday and Friday
with a 6-3 win over Tillamook in a con-
solation final on the third day.
Seaside scored three of its runs in
the first inning, then added single runs
in the second, third and sixth innings.
Starting pitcher Brayden Johnson
went the distance on the mound for the
Gulls, allowing just three hits (all in the
first three innings), with four strikeouts,
all in the final four innings.
Meanwhile, the Seaside defense
backed up their starter by turning dou-
ble plays in the first, third and fourth
The Gulls took a quick lead when
Johnson drew a leadoff walk in the bot-
tom of the first, and scored moments
later on a single to right by Justin
Lawson Talementez and Andrew
Teubner followed with infield singles,
and a double by Ledger Pugh scored
Talementez for a 3-0 advantage.
The Cheesemakers answered with
two runs in the top of the second, before
the Gulls took advantage of two Tilla-
mook errors in the bottom of the inning,
with Johnson scoring on a wild pitch.
Seaside squelched a potentially big
Tillamook rally in the third by turning
a 6-4-3 double play, and Morris scored
on a sacrifice fly from Pugh for a 5-3
lead for the Gulls.
Johnson walked the first two bat-
ters of the fourth inning, before Seaside
turned another double play to end the
The Gulls tacked on the final run
in the sixth inning, when Jarred White
drew a leadoff walk and scored on an
North Coos 15, Warrenton 0
SEASIDE — Facing an 18-and-un-
der American Legion team, Warren-
ton’s 17-and-under summer baseball
team took its worst defeat of the sum-
mer, a 15-0 setback to North Coos, in
Saturday’s championship game of the
Seaside wood bat tournament.
Seaside’s Riley Kuhl takes a big swing during the Gulls’ victory over Tillamook.
Seaside baserunner Cooper Regein is
tagged out during a rundown.
Tillamook’s Isaac Hornbeak, right, is caught off base as Seaside’s Ledger Pugh is ready
to apply the tag.
North Coos pitcher Jake Simmons
tossed a one-hitter with nine strikeouts
and no walks, while his team had 11
hits in five innings off two Warrenton
Simmons also had a double and two
singles at the plate, and drove in three
runs for North Coos, which had two tri-
ples and two doubles.
Austin Little had the only hit for the
Warriors, a leadoff single in the bottom
of the fourth. Other than that, Simmons
retired 15 of the 16 batters he faced.
The summer baseball seasons have
come to a close for Astoria Ford,
Knappa and Seaside. The Warriors have
tentatively scheduled a doubleheader
next Saturday at home vs. Hoquiam,
and Warrenton will also participate in
the Junior Baseball state tournament
the following weekend.
Hoquiam 10, Astoria Ford 4
SEASIDE — Both teams went
deep into their pitching rotation Sat-
urday night at Broadway Field in the
final game of the Seaside tournament,
between Hoquiam and Dane Gouge’s
The Grizzlies scored a 10-4 win over
the Fishermen in the consolation final.
Six pitchers combined to walk
21 batters and hit five more, while
Hoquiam built a 7-0 lead, then relied
on its defense to do the rest.
Astoria Ford loaded the bases in
each of the first three innings — all
without a hit — but could manage only
Warrenton coach Lennie Wolfe, center, has
some words of advice for catcher Ethan
Caldwell and pitcher Gabe Breitmeyer.
The Grizzlies turned double plays in
the first, third and fourth innings to end
Astoria’s potentially big innings.
Leo Matthews had Astoria Ford’s
first hit of the game, an RBI single in
the fourth that scored Gunnar Olson.
Hoquiam answered with three runs
in the top of the fifth, on an error and
two bases-loaded walks.
Adam Feldman had a double in the
sixth inning for Astoria Ford’s second
hit, before the Fishermen tacked on
three singles in the bottom of the sev-
enth to finish with five hits off three