Legion Baseball: Dirtbags Sweep Skyview in Nonleague Doubleheader
By The Chronicle
The RBI Dirtbags swept Skyview in a nonleague doubleheader, 5-2 and 16-8, in Winlock on Tuesday.
Game 1 was a 5-2 score, as the Dirtbags scored three in the second inning to take the lead and added on two more runs in the fourth inning to secure the win.
RBI’s Seth Butler was 2 for 3 with two runs and an RBI and Brady Steveson had a push bunt that scored a run.
Cameron Bowen got the start for the Dirtbags, and went all seven innings while allowing two earned runs on four hits while striking out seven batters.
The second game was a barn burner, with the Dirtbags scoring eight runs in the sixth to cruise to the win.
Lane Douglass and Tanner Catlin were each 2 for 3 with two runs and two RBI’s. Dylan Stakelin had two hits with a run and an RBI and Ty Reece had two hits including a double and an RBI.
Elias Farland got the win on the mound after coming on in relief for RBI starting pitcher Bubbles Cantrell.
“It was a fun rematch with those guys, they came to our tournament and knocked us out of our own championship; They’ve got a lot of tall glasses of water on that team,” RBI coach Jordan Nailon said. “Our little hillbillies enjoyed the opportunity to play the big school kids. We had a pretty solid lead in the sixth and allowed them to come back on us. I could not be more pleased with the way the kids responded, just kept pressing and burying until the other team wasn’t kicking anymore.”
RBI is back in action Thursday through Sunday at the Subway Classic tournament in Centralia at Chehalis.
Rochester Splits With Montesano
ROCHESTER — Rochester lost the first game in a close contest, but was able to win the second game to earn a split in a league doubleheader against Montesano in AA Legion Baseball action here on Tuesday.
Montesano won Game 1, 8-6, due to Montesano scoring six runs in the seventh to come back from a 6-2 deficit to earn the win.
Jared Winters had two hits and an RBI in the third inning, and Joel McCarthy had an RBI single in the fifth inning and Riley Sommers had two hits for Rochester.
Rochester bounced back in Game 2 with a 15-0 win in five innings. Rochester scored five runs in each the second, third and fourth innings to secure the win.
Keegan Goldrick pitched the whole game, striking out nine batters while allowing just one hit and no runs.
Winters had two hits, and McCarthy and Goldrick each had a hit and an RBI for Rochester.
I-5 Toyota Takes Down Bandits
I-5 Toyota bounced back after two straight losses in Reno to earn a 9-4 league win over the Thurston County Bandits in AAA Legion Baseball at Wheeler Field on Wednesday.
Jacob Cleary got the start on the mound and earned the victory. Broc Selstrom came on in the sixth and allowed just three hits while striking out seven to help I-5 to the win.
Drew Forgione had two hits and two RBI’s for I-5 Toyota. Joey Aliff, Nole Wollan and Dakota Hawkins each had two hits and an RBI in the win.
“It was a solid game offensively and our defense was much improved,” I-5 Toyota coach Jake LeDuc said. “It was good to come home from Reno and get a league win.”
I-5 Toyota (6-8, 3-1 league) is back on the diamond on Thursday to begin the Subway Classic Baseball Tournament, held until Sunday at Wheeler Field and Bearcat Stadium in Chehalis.
Lower Columbia Sweeps Rochester
LONGVIEW — Lower Columbia was able to sweep a league doubleheader against Rochester here in AA Legion Baseball action on Wednesday.
Lower Columbia won Game 1, 12-3, scoring nine runs in the second inning to cruise to the win.
Jared Winters and Cole Wintrip each had two hits for Rochester.
Bryce Lollar got the start on the mound, and was relieved by Joel McCarthy in the sixth inning.
Game 2 was the same story, as Lower Columbia won 11-1 in five innings. Lower Columbia had eight runs in the second inning to help earn the win.
Wintrip had two hits and a run in the fourth for Rochester.
Rochester is back on the field on Friday against the I-5 Jeep Renegades in Rochester.
DIRTBAGS 5, SKYVIEW 2
Skyview 000 020 0 — 2 4 2
RBI 030 200 X — 5 7 1
Batteries: Skyview — Oien and Mills; RBI — Cameron Bowen and Ryan Schmunk
DIRTBAGS 16, SKYVIEW 8 (6 inn.)
Skyview 300 014 — 8 6 4
RBI 220 408 — 16 17 2
Batteries: Skyview — N/A; RBI — Bubbles Cantrell, Elias Farland (4) and Lane Douglass
MONTESANO 8, ROCHESTER 6
Montesano 100 010 6 — 8 7 3
Rochester 103 011 0 — 6 8 1
Batteries: Montesano — Letz and Trout; Rochester — Cole Wintrip, Bryce Lollar (7) and Bodey Smith
ROCHESTER 15, MONTESANO 0 (5 inn.)
Montesano 000 00 — 0 1 3
Rochester 055 5X — 15 6 0
Batteries: Montesano — Jolliett and Plato; Rochester — Keegan Goldrick and Bryce Lollar
I-5 TOYOTA 9, BANDITS 4
TC Bandits 101 011 000 — 4 9 4
I-5 Toyota 012 301 20X — 9 11 1
Batteries: Bandits — He, Van Dike (4), Downey (7), Schmaltz (8) and Galvin; I-5 Toyota — Jacob Cleary, Broc Selstrom and Adrian Boites
LOWER COLUMBIA 12, ROCHESTER 3
Rochester 021 000 0 — 3 9 0
L-Columbia 090 210 X — 12 7 1
Batteries: Rochester — Bryce Lollar, Joel McCarthy (6) and Bodey Smith; Lower Columbia — Hartley, Williamson (5) and Murray
LOWER COLUMBIA 11, ROCHESTER 1 (5 inn.)
Rochester 000 10 — 1 5 3
L-Columbia 380 0X — 11 5 1
Batteries: Rochester — Bryson Kugan, Joel McCarthy (4) and Jayden Lancaster; Lower Columbia — Keith, Williamson (4) and Smith