At Friday’s Babe Ruth PNW Regional Championship Series, the game between the Camas-Washougal All-Star’s and the team from New Castle, WY got off to a very slow start.
The two teams were fairly evenly matched for the first three innings of the game with a tied score of 1-1 at the bottom of the 3rd. However, the WY All-Stars pulled ahead over the next two innings scoring five runs against the CW defense, making the score 6-1 by the end of the 5th.
WY seemed to have the game locked up with 2 outs at the top of 6th, but the CW bats came alive and the entire line up came up swinging on a 2-out rally that seemed to never end. Carter Keyser led off the inning with a base hit to get the team started. Carter Bennett helped bring him in with a 1-run single. He was followed by a 1-run single by AJ Sorrells, 2-run double by Chase Howington, an outstanding 3-run single by Luke Jamison, and Nate Adams wrapped up the inning with a final 1-run single. By the end of the 6th inning, the tides had turned in CW´s favor. CW scored 8 runs that inning, making the score 9-6.
The 7th inning was more of the same. They stunned WY with a base hit by Dax Clifton to get the inning started. Ben Burnett had a 2-run single, Knuth followed with a bunt scoring another run. There were more base hits by Keyser and Adams, and the final 1-run single was made by Carter Bennett to put the CW team ahead by an additional 9 runs.
Closing pitcher, Gavin Keyser, had a great afternoon on the mound. He and the CW defense did not allow a single run to score the final two innings of the game, making the final score of Friday’s game, 17-6. CW will face the North Washington All-Stars from Moses Lake Saturday at 10 am in the semi-finals. If CW wins at 10 am, they will move onto the finals to face the winner of the 1 pm semis. Finals will be Saturday at 5 pm.
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To learn more about this PNW series, visit https://lacamasmagazine.com/2019/07/camas-washougal-wins-2nd-game-while-hosting-babe-ruth-regionals-plays-friday.html