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