After having a bye to start off the tournament, the Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth All-Stars played their first game of the PNW Regional 13/15 Year-Old Tournament Tuesday where they faced a team from Portland, OR representing Northern Oregon. This tournament is made up of teams from five states and Canada, including Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, northern and southern Oregon, northern and southern Washington and Alberta.
The Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth All-Stars scored early in the game by taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the 2nd inning. CW’s Nate Adams led off with a double, followed by a base on balls by Zach Blair. AJ Sorrells moved the runners around with a base hit and then lead off batter, Damian Panko, brought them all in with a 3-run double.
Camas-Washougal kept up the pressure in the 3rd inning by getting runners on base with Carter Bennett getting hit by a pitch and Grant Keyser being walked. Luke Jamison came up with a big 2-run single, bringing both runners in, and Zach Blair finished off the inning with a sacrifice bunt allowing Jamison to score making the score 6-0 at the bottom of the 3rd inning.
Starting pitcher for Camas-Washougal, Jack Davy, pitched for 6 innings, faced 28 batters, and threw 94 pitches-striking out 5 batters. Dax Clifton came in at the bottom of the 7th inning to relieve Davy.
The players from Portland rallied in the 5th inning scoring 3 runs, but the stellar defense of Camas-Washougal team kept them at bay. Big plays in center field by Zach Blair, at 2nd base by Jackson Knuth and right fielder, Gavin Keyer, helped to end the game with a score of 6-3 at the bottom of the 7th inning. Camas-Washougal will go on to face Montana tomorrow night at 7:00 at Louis Bloch field.