Sunday was a triumphant and dramatic day for Lacamas Little League All-Star baseball, as all four teams (Majors, Majors 10-11, and Lacamas 9-10 Black and Red) won their respective contests.
It was dramatic for the Majors 10-11 All-star team as starting pitcher, Christian Geigenmiller, received a direct line drive hit to the head from an Evergreen batter at the top of the second inning. The hard-hit ball knocked Geigenmiller to the ground, and ricocheted off his head and bounced to left field.
“It was a tremendous blow,” said coach Jay Ponce, who witnessed the accident. “We were really worried about Christian.”
Brian Quintana, one of the Lacamas parents, rushed to the scene to immobilize Geigenmiller and treat the wound. Quintana, a firefighter and EMT, insisted on emergency assistance. Soon after, the ambulance arrived and Geigenmiller was sent to Southwest Washington Medical Center, accompanied by his mother, Liz.
He was treated , tested and released about an hour later.
“I was really freaked out,” said Geigenmiller. “But I’ll be OK. I think my head stopped a homerun!”
The Geigenmiller family is grateful for the support they’ve received from the community.
Rylan Marshall filled in for Geigenmiller, and Michael Quintana closed. The team beat Evergreen, 4-3, in a hard-fought battle.
The Lacamas Black team played Fort Vancouver soon after, and won 13-3. Lucas Barbier pitched the whole game for Lacamas.
“We had good hitting and base running,” said Manager Ed Barbier. “Fort had a home run, and Tayler Shega threw out two runners.”
The Majors team beat East County , 14-2, in a game loaded with action. Lacamas hitter Michael Kuhlman hit two homeruns, and Asher Minich hit one homerun today. Brannon Meriwether started, Wes Colvin relieved, and Ryan Behnke closed.
The final Lacamas game of the day was between Lacamas Red and Columbia. Lacamas won 11-1 in four innings. Drew Ott started, Jake Blair also pitched, and Josh Mansur closed. Mansur hit one deep into center field, just short of a homerun.
Majors 10-11 plays Monday at 8 against Evergreen in the semi-finals. The winner of that contest plays in the championship game Tuesday night at Cascade.
|Brian Quintana and paramedics treat Christian Geigenmiller
in the infield at Cascade Little League.
|Dante Humble slides into home.|
|Ready for action!|