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The Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth All-Stars came out with a vengeance at Louis Bloch Park Thursday night after losing to Montana a day earlier.

Camas-Washougal started the game against Meridian, ID with a 1-run single by Gavin Keyser bringing in lead off batter Zach Blair.  Carter Bennett also had a 1-run single followed by a 2-run single by Dax Clifton, bringing in Nate Adams and Damian Panko.  The bats kept going with an RBI by AJ Sorrells, a 2-run single by Weston Field and a final 1-run single by Jack Davy, making the score at the end of the 1st inning 7-0.

It was more of the same the 2nd inning.  Luke Jamison started the inning with a base hit.  Nate Adams came to the plate for a 1-run triple followed by a 1-run double by Carter.  Clifton had another base and it was 12-0 by the end of the 2nd inning.  

Camas-Washougal would score once again in the 3rd and 4th innings.  Starting pitcher, Damian Panko, had seven strikeouts for the night and the CW defense held the team from ID to a scoreless game until the bottom of the 4th.   The Idaho All-Stars began to rally in the 4th, but only managed to score one run against the tough CW defense.  

Closing pitcher, Jackson Knuth, came in at the bottom of the 5th and struck out two of the three batters he faced, ending the game with final score of 14-1. The CW all-stars will play again Friday at 4:00 at Louis Bloch when they will face Wyoming.  

To learn more, visit www.BabeRuthLeague.org or read one of our past articles: https://lacamasmagazine.com/2019/07/camas-washougal-hosts-babe-ruth-regional-championship-wins-game-1.html

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.

Babe Ruth
Zach Blair.

Sedro-Wooley, WA — After losing a tight baseball game Sunday against Pacific, the Camas Little League 12U All-Star’s team (2-1 at State) came back Monday night to defeat Bainbridge Island, 6-5 in the double elimination Washington State Little League Championships.

It was a fun baseball night. The boys came out swinging Monday night with a 2-run single by Thomas Clute and a sac fly by Andrew Kralj, which scored four runs for Camas at the top of the first inning.  Camas pitcher, Jake Swenson, had two strikeouts and held Bainbridge Island to one run to end the first inning.

Trevor Wong came into pitch for Camas at the top of the second and would pitch the rest of the game.  Camas was able to hold Bainbridge Island to a single run until the bottom of the fourth inning, when they rallied and scored four runs, putting Bainbridge Island ahead 5-4.

Camas didn’t let up.

The Camas All-Stars loaded the bases and a base hit by Andrew Kralj brought in the tying run.  With the score tied 5-5, at the top of the top of the 6th, Cade Gehlen started a Camas rally with a double and was able to score the go-ahead run with a hit by Trevor Wong, making the score 6-5.  The Camas defense was able to hold Bainbridge Island for the next three outs winning the game with a final score of 6-5.

The boys have been playing since Saturday, and face neighboring Salmon Creek (District 6) on Tuesday evening. Since losing Sunday afternoon, Camas has been playing in the loser’s bracket, which is a tougher road to travel.

To learn more, visit www.camasll.com

Article by Liz Geigenmiller


Battle Ground, WA — The Camas Varsity Baseball went 2-1 over their three game series with Battle Ground this week, falling to the Tigers Thursday night, 8-7.

In the final inning, with Samuel Malychewski on the mound, two outs on the board, two runners on base, and two strikes on the batter, Battle Ground hit a walkoff RBI and won the game.

JV defeated Battle Ground 13-2 in 5 innings.

Wednesday’s Game:

The Papermaker’s Varisty Baseball team had great performance on the mound from Ryan Behnke in an 8-3 victory on Wednesday. Behnke was backed by another strong defensive effort from the Papermakers led by shortstop Josh Mansur and a couple game-changing catches by Taylor Adams in right field.

Trailing 3-0 heading into the bottom of the 4th, Camas’s offense woke up when Luke Bruno singled to lead off the inning followed by 3 walks and a Battle Ground error. Gideon Malychewski singled in a run to tie the game up, and Josh Mansur drove in the go ahead run with an RBI groundout. Jake Blair was able to bring home another run with a bunt single as the Papermakers finished the inning with a 5-3 lead. Gideon Malychewski stayed hot at the plate going 3 for 3 with a double, RBI, and a run scored. Luke Bruno followed up his three hit effort on Monday versus Union with two more hits and a big two out, two-RBI single to extend Camas’s lead in the 6th.

JV defeated BG 10 – 0.

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Camas, WA — After beating Union on Thursday, both Camas Varsity and JV again face the Titans today at 4 pm at UHS.

Here’s the recap from last Thursday’s baseball games:

The Varsity Baseball team defeated Union on Thursday 9-0. Ryan Behnke twirled a complete game, 1 hit shutout backed by terrific Papermaker defense. Behnke retired 10 straight Titans to begin the game before allowing a hit in the top of the 4th inning, and then put the final 11 batters down in order to finish the game.

Trevor Bentley, Josh Mansur, and Jake Blair paced the offense with each player collecting multiple hits. Bentley finished the game with 2 RBI and a run scored. Blair drove in 3 runs, and Josh Mansur collected a double, 3 runs, and an RBI on the afternoon.

JV defeated Union 9-3. Luke Brewer delivered 6 strong innings on the mound surrendering 3 runs and striking out 8. Jacob Rumble threw the 7th to secure the win. Jacob Trupp, Gavin Holley and Cameron Smith each had multi hit games.


Catcher Grant Heiser tags out the runner.

Here’s the recap from last Wednesday’s baseball games:

The Varsity Baseball team battled Skyview into extra innings on Wednesday with the Storm coming out on top 4-3. Skyview ace, and Gonzaga commit, Daniel Copeland held the Papermakers in check through 5 innings with the Storm holding a 2-1 lead. In the bottom of the 6th, Shane Jamison and Gideon Malychewski each delivered clutch RBI singles to put Camas ahead 3-2. Skyview was able to tie the game up on the top of the 7th sending the game into extra innings where they eventually won 4-3. In his first career varsity start, Michael Quintana was fantastic delivering 5 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run.

The JV took 2 from the Skyview JV. Game one 5-4. Game two 7-4.
Lucas Warner was behind the plate for both games and turned in an outstanding effort throwing out two base runners in critical situations; blocking balls in the dirt; and calling a great game.

GAME 1 – Gibbs drove in the game winner in a 7th inning walk off driving in Lucas Barbier running for Jacob Trupp who led off with a hard hit double. Zack Shaw tossed 5 strong innings and Cameron Smith finished it earning the win. Clint French and Gavin Holly each had multi-hit games.

GAME 2 – Clint French started on the mound and gave us five quality innings earning the win. Christian Giegenmiller threw a clean 6th and 7th securing the win. Gibbs led off the 5th inning with a missile to left field for a double leading to a 3 run 5th and that was the difference in the game. Jacob Trupp had a double and a triple and Gavin Holly contributed 2 hits.

To learn more, visit www.chs.camas.wednet.edu

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Federal Way, WA — The Camas 12U All-Star baseball team fell to Marysville, 6-5, on Saturday at the Washington State Little League Tournament, and face West Valley tonight in a must-win game.

The boys fought back after falling down by four runs in the fourth inning during Game 1. Their comeback fell short, though. The Camas All-Stars scored three runs in the failed comeback on a home run by Zach Blair, and a groundout by Jackson Knuth.

Camas stayed right with Marysville into the fourth inning, when Marysville hit a home run. Marysville captured the lead in the first inning when player #7 drove in a run when he was walked with bases loaded. Camas knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the third inning when Blair drove in one run when he homered, with zero outs.

The Camas starting lineup:

  • Zach Blair
  • Easton McCarty
  • Carson Gilligan
  • Justin Taylor
  • Jackson Knuth
  • Tyler Stewart
  • Stephen Behil
  • Ethan Hubbell
  • Canon Bauman

Tonight is a must-win for the boys to continue tournament play.

The Camas 12U All-Star team won the District 4 Tournament last Monday night, and were undefeated in post-season play until Saturday’s game. The team is coached by Casey Taylor.

To learn more, visit www.camasll.com


Vancouver, WA — The Camas Little League 11/12 All-Star Baseball team handily won the District 4 Championship Monday night against Fort Vancouver with a final score of 12-2. The win propels the 14-member team onto the Washington State Little League tournament, which begins Saturday, July 15.

The undefeated (4-0) Camas team “10-runned” the competition in every tournament game.

During the Championship game, Cannon Bauman pitched the entire game — 79 pitches — and didn’t allow any runs until the fourth inning.

Offensively, Zach Blair got things going in the first inning with a base hit. A double from Justin Taylor brought Zach “Z-Train” in to score the first run of the night. Taylor stole third. Holt Williams got a base hit, bringing in Taylor to score.

At the top of the second inning, Bauman struck out three Fort batters in a row.

Tyler Stewart hit a double, and Caisen Burr followed with a double RBI, bringing Camas ahead 3-0.

Fort found their bats during the third inning, and got on base once, but the Camas defense held them.

At the bottom of the third inning, Jackson Knuth hit the only home run of the night, bringing the score to 4-0, but Camas wasn’t done yet. Hits by Bauman, Stewart, Burr, Cade Gehlen, Blair, and Carson Gilligan added another 5 runs to the scoreboard. It was Camas 9-0 by the top of four.


The District 4 Little League All-Star Champions.

A little breeze was blowing for Fort during the fourth inning. They got one base hit, and a couple walks. Defensively, Bauman was showing signs of fatigue, throwing a few more balls than he had previously. Fort scored two.

Fort walked a couple Camas players, and eventually bases were loaded. The game came to a quiet stop with  two walks that gave Camas the 10-run advantage.

The team will take Tuesday off, and then continue practicing on Wednesday night as they prepare for State.

“We stayed even keeled and didn’t allow failure to determine what we did next,” said Coach Casey Taylor. “To prepare for State, we won’t let the moment overcome us. We’ll just play baseball.”

Jackson Knuth was really pleased what his team accomplished during the All-Star tournament.

“Well, we went out right from the get-go, and we just hit really well,” Knuth said. “We were focused. Fort had a great tournament. We came out and had fun.”

To learn more, visit www.camasll.com


Cannon Bauman pitched the entire game — 79 pitches.

All-Star Championship Game Photos

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Hillsboro, OR — The Camas Papermakers 18U Varsity Baseball team handily beat Columbia River, 10-0, in five innings Sunday night to win the 2017 Ad Rutschman Wood Bat Tournament.

The Papermakers went undefeated during the three-day tournament.

During the Championship game, the Papermakers took an early lead, 4-0, at the bottom of the first inning and stayed focus during the entire game. Ryan Potter pitched the entire game, not allowing a single run.

The boys hit well Sunday night. Jacob Trupp hit two deep into left field.

“We did a good job offensively,” said Head Coach, Stephen Short. “Our opponents didn’t play a real clean game, but we took advantage of it. Gavin Holley had a real good night tonight. We did a good job of running the bases and taking advantage of mistakes. Obviously Ryan Potter did a real nice job on the mound.”

The boys have been traveling extensively for the past few weeks, and placed a close second in the Firecracker Tournament in West Linn a week ago.

Their next home game is July 11 against Reynolds, and will then travel to Kelso to play a Legion team. Camas will then host a few games, play in another tournament, and then play in a big GSL tournament after that.

“The GSL tournament will be a good test for us to see really where we’re at,” said Short. “We will play some high level teams, and that will give us a good indication of where we are. We’re focused on getting better and enjoying our time together. I feel like that’s happened.”



Ryan Potter pitches.

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Two Camas baseball teams are heading for their respective tournament championship games today and Monday. Fresh off winning their semi-finals today (18-0 vs. Mt. Adams), the Camas Little League 11/12 All-Star Team plays in the District 4 championship game on Monday at 5:30 pm at David Douglas Park, home of Columbia Little League.

The Camas Papermakers 18U Varsity team won their semi-final (10-5 vs. Hillsboro Spartans) game Saturday night at Rutschman Stadium, which is home to the Hillsboro High School Spartans. The Papermakers are playing in the Hillsboro Wood Bat Tournament. The Championship game starts at 5:30 pm today at Hillsboro High School against Columbia River.


Gideon Malychewski pitches at Hillsboro.

Both teams are undefeated in their respective tournaments.

The All-Star team, which is coached by Casey Taylor, Bryce Gehlen, and Bryan Williams, will play the winner of today’s 4 pm game on Monday at 5:30 pm. The winner of the District 4 Tournament Championship will represent District 4 at State, which will be held in Federal Way, WA.

The Papermakers team, which is coached by Stephen Short, has been playing an aggressive summer schedule with multiple tournaments and regular games. During the semi-finals, they pitched brothers Sam and Gideon Malychewski.

To learn more about Little League, visit www.camasll.com 

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Portland, OR — Now in its second season, the Portland Pickles collegiate wood bat baseball team continues to gain greater name recognition, and a growing following — at prices that don’t break the family budget.

It also doesn’t hurt to have Seattle Seahawks punter, Jon Ryan, as co-owner of the new club.

When Ryan purchased a minority stake in the club in April, he made it clear he wanted to be involved in the team operations, and helped create a fun atmosphere at the newly renovated park. Improvements continue to be made at Walker Stadium, which rests in Portland’s pristine Lents Park. 

The baseball club’s owners – Alan Miller, Ryan, and Bill Stewart – continue to invest in the team, and Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) has also continued to invest in upgrading the facilities.

In the Reserve Box, they’ve removed benches and installed 250 brand-new seats; and, in the same area, they doubled the amount of ADA-compliant seating areas in a new raised section served by a new ramp.

The team has also invested heavily in marketing, and the efforts are paying off as they routinely sell-out the 1,800+ seat stadium. The numbers soar with extended outfield lawn seating As a charter member of the Great West League, the Pickles play 60+ games per season, 30 of which are at home.


Portland Pickles at bat.

During the Independence Day weekend, the Pickles hosted the Perth Heat Colts, who came from Australia to compete. The gracious visitors handed out memorabilia to many grateful spectators.

“It was so fun to talk with the players,” said Susan Schiele, who attended a recent home game. “You don’t get to mingle with the players at major league games.”

It’s also affordable entertainment with group packages at $10 apiece, special group discounts, and various fundraising opportunities. One of the recent deals included tickets for 4 at $39, which included four Pickles hats, and four $5 Burgerville gift cards.

“We had so much fun!” said Pickles fan, Sonia Millhouse. “They do a good thing here, and the food is great — and best of all the prices are reasonable. It’s good family entertainment.”

The Great West League is one of the premier summer collegiate wood-bat leagues in North America, providing a professional, minor league-like atmosphere for top college players seeking professional baseball careers, while providing affordable family entertainment and enriching the quality of life in its member communities.

To learn more, or buy tickets, visit www.portlandpicklesbaseball.com


Two fans enjoy a game ball.


Dillon the Pickle is the team mascot.