Wednesday’s Legion Baseball: Renegades Blow Past Rochester 15-0
The I-5 Jeep Renegades scored in bunches on Wednesday in a 15-0 win over Rochester in American Legion ‘AA’ baseball action.
Daniel Fagerness started for Chehalis and got the win, striking out five without walking a batter in three innings at Bearcat Stadium.
“They’re just kind of taking care of business, as far as taking care of plays and coming up with hits when we needed them,” Chehalis coach Cody Ray said. “Our pitchers just threw a lot of strikes and kept us out of deep counts.”
Fagerness had three hits, and Robbie Aldrich went 3 for 3 for the winners. Camden Bull, Ryan Pedersen, Colton Baker and Luke Bennett each added two hits.
Chehalis (2-0) opens play in the Brian Cox Memorial Tournament with a 4:30 p.m. game against Volkswagen of Olympia at Bearcat Stadium.
Renegades Beat Timberline, 9-7
The I-5 Jeep Renegades opened their season on Tuesday with a 9-7 win over Timberline in Chehalis.
Camden Ryan pitched the last two innings, striking out three to get the save.
Daniel Fagerness went 3 for 4 with an RBI, and Josiah Johnson was 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Chehalis club. Camden Bull went 2 for 4.
Rural Baseball Tops Nipps
LONGVIEW – Rural Baseball came to the big city on Wednesday and wound up with a 5-4 victory over Lower Columbia Nipps in their nonleague summer baseball showdown.
Early mistakes by Nipps, playing their first game of the young season, wound up costing the Lower Columbia squad in the long run as two of the Dirtbags’ first four runs were unearned.
“That’s what putting the ball in play will do for you, I guess,” said RBI coach Jordan Nailon. ‘We put quite a bit of emphasis on being aggressive early and that approach paid dividends today.”
A lone run in the fifth inning, off of a delayed steal of home, provided the Dirtbags with their final cushion for the victory. With two outs Ben Woodrum, at third base, crept toward home and drew a throw from the catcher. With the ball in the air Woodrum broke for home and slid safely beneath the tag for the score.
Tyler Ree, a junior from R.A. Long, led RBI with two hits, a walk and a run scored, while Seth Butler, a sophomore from Napavine, added two hits. Tyler Nelson, a sophomore from Rainier, Ore., and the Dirtbags starting pitcher on Wednesday, helped out his own cause by knocking in a run with a single and scoring a run in the second inning.
Nelson gave up three runs in three innings of work. Anthony Clevenger earned the win in relief with two inning pitched, one earned run and three strikeouts. Cody Town earned the save by tossing two scoreless innings with a trio of strikeouts.
The Junior Dirtbags (2-1) play on June 8 at Rochester. The senior Dirtbags begin their season at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the Olympic Stadium Showdown.
Black Cats Scratch RBI
ABERDEEN – Rural Baseball and Aberdeen traded runs in the first inning but that was about all that was even here on Sunday as the Black Cats downed the Dirtbags 12-1 in nonleague summer baseball action.
The Black Cats pieced together ten hits and capitalized on a few RBI miscues on the way to the runaway victory.
Lane Douglass was a lone bright spot offensively for RBI. The Chehalis sophomore reached base safely twice, including a single and a run scored.
Austin Cantrell pitched the final two inning for RBI and made the most of the opportunity racking up six consecutive strikeouts.