Sedro-Wooley, WA — The Camas 12U All-Star baseball team is now 3-1 at State after defeating neighboring Salmon Creek Little League Tuesday night, 7-5.
Once again, Camas bats were hot and their All-Stars scored immediately. Base hits by Trevor Wong, Owen Meyer, and Andrew Kralj brought in three runs in the top of the first inning. Jacob Swenson, who ended up throwing for 5 innings, came in as the starting pitcher for Camas.
The All-Stars baseball team scored one more run in the top of the second inning, making the score 4-0. Swenson only gave up one run in the first two innings, but Salmon Creek rallied at the bottom of the third inning and came back scoring four runs to tie up the game 4-4.
Camas didn’t give up. Wong hit an RBI triple in the top 4th inning, allowing Cade Gehlen to score the go-ahead run. Another RBI single by Thomas Clute put Camas up by two. Salmon Creek answered with another run in the bottom of the fourth inning. A RBI triple by lead-off batter Gehlen brought in special pinch runner, Brevin Pike, in the top of the 5th. Relief pitcher, Owen Meyer, came in at the bottom of the 6th inning. Along with Meyer’s two strike-outs, the Camas defense held Salmon Creek, winning the game 7-5.
Camas will face Sammamish Little League Wednesday at 6:30 pm in game #20 of the Washington State Championship tournament. This will be game five for Camas, and it is a must-win.
Article written by Liz Geigenmiller