Legion Baseball: I-5 Toyota Edges RBI
By The Chronicle
I-5 Toyota/Mountain Dew scored an early run and a late run, and held off RBI in the ninth inning to earn a 2-1 win in a nonleague legion baseball game at Bearcat Stadium in Chehalis on Monday.
Broc Selstrom got the start on the mound and pitched six innings with three hits allowed and three strikeouts for I-5 Toyota.
RBI’s Blake Wichert pitched the whole game for the Dirtbags, striking out seven while walking just two batters.
“Being a W.F. West kid, he was hyped up to throw against those guys. It was a good outing from him, need to score more runs for him, he did everything we could’ve asked him for,” RBI coach Jordan Nailon said. “We had runners in scoring position four or five times, just couldn’t get the clutch hit. You have to tip the cap to the other team, you always want to win, but that’s the type of game and team make us better.”
Tyson Guerrero was 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and Alex Youckton had three hits and an RBI for I-5 Toyota.
“It was good for us to get back out on the field after almost a week off, played a clean game,” I-5 Toyota coach Jake LeDuc said. “RBI gave us a good game, they played well tonight, just a good win to send us into league play.”
Tyler Reece had a pinch-hit single and scored RBI’s lone run. Brady Steveson had a hit and a walk and Lane Douglass was 2 for 3 at the plate for the Dirtbags.
In the second inning, I-5 Toyota took the lead on Youckton’s RBI to bring home Dakota Hawkins for a 1-0 lead. The score remained that way until the 8th inning, as Guerrero knocked in an insurance run that proved to be necessary.
RBI tried to make a comeback in the ninth, as Reece scored to make it a one run game with the tying run at second base, but I-5 Toyota made the plays down the stretch to earn the win.
I-5 Toyota faces Kelso at W.F. West in a league doubleheader on Thursday, while RBI faces Lower Columbia AAA at Rister Stadium in Kelso on Wednesday.
Renegades Come Back to Top Timberline
LACEY — The I-5 Jeep Renegades scored five runs in the seventh inning to earn an 8-6 win over Timberline in a league game here on Monday.
The Renegades play Lower Columbia on Wednesday at Bearcat Stadium in Chehalis.
RBI Earns Wins Over Weekend
RBI baseball earned two wins over the weekend in senior American Legion baseball action.
RBI won on Friday over Competitive Athletics, 10-5, in Rainier, Ore. The Dirtbags scored five runs in the first three innings to take the lead, and added five more runs in the fourth and fifth innings to secure the victory.
Dawson Carr was 2 for 2 with two walks, two runs and a three-run double. Seth Butler was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs.
Gunnar Brooks got the start on the mound, pitching three innings with three strikeouts and no walks. Dawson Carr came on in relief and allowed two runs while striking out six batters.
“It was fun to be in Rainier. We’ve had some filthy Dirtbags come from there and they’re graduating, which is scary,” RBI coach Jordan Nailon said. “It was good to have a lot of their nice family and play a real home game after driving to Winlock for three years. And they showed the Longview kids what’s up.”
The Dirtbags faced the South Beach Mavericks on Sunday at Winlock in a doubleheader, and lost the first game 9-6, but bounced back to win Game 2, 13-2, in five innings.
Austin Cantrell pitched the entire game, taking a perfect game into the fifth inning, but allowed two earned runs with nine strikeouts.
Ryan Schmunk was 2 for 2 with two walks, three runs and three RBIs, and Brady Steveson had two walks and two runs in the leadoff spot.
At Rainier, Ore.
DIRTBAGS 10, ATHLETICS 5
Competitive 030 020 0 — 5 4 3
RBI 221 320 X — 10 10 1
Batteries: Athletics — N/A; RBI — Gunnar Brooks, Dawson Carr (4) and Ryan Schmunk
DIRTBAGS 13, MAVERICKS 2 (5 inn.)
South Beach 000 11 — 2 3 1
RBI 542 2X — 13 9 1
Batteries: South Beach — N/A; RBI — Austin Cantrell and Ryan Schmunk, Tyler Cook (4)
I-5 TOYOTA 2, DIRTBAGS 1
RBI 000 000 001 — 1 6 0
I-5 010 000 01X — 2 7 2
Batteries: RBI — Blake Wichert and Ryan Schmunk; I-5 Toyota — Broc Selstrom, Alex Youckton (7) and Adrian Boites