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Knappa baseball keeps their win streak alive

The highly-ranked Knappa baseball team kept their winning streak going with a 12-4 victory against Gaston High School on Tuesday. This was the seventh win in a row for the Knappa Loggers since starting the season 0-4.

Knappa’s pitchers struck out 11 batters, took advantage of 10 Gaston Greyhounds errors and saw Jude Miller and Gavin Barendse have two hits apiece in the win.

The Loggers scored four runs in the first inning to take a commanding lead and never looked back. Lukas Masters retired all 10 batters he faced to get the win.

Strong pitching leads Knappa softball

It’s not just the Knappa boys carrying a win streak. With a 5-2 victory against Gaston on Tuesday, the Knappa Loggers softball team has now won four games in a row.

Though Gaston came into the game winless, they put up a great fight. The game was tied going into the top of the fifth inning.

Knappa scored three runs in the top of the fifth to pull away, and Taylor Pass pitched another gem to shut down the Gaston Greyhounds’ lineup.

Pass pitched seven innings, struck out nine and only allowed four hits. She also helped herself at the plate with two runs batted in. Lily Simpson also had two RBIs to complete the scoring.

Rough games for Astoria baseball

Tuesday was a rough day for Astoria baseball, as they lost 12-0 to defending 4A division state champion Scappoose at Tapiola Park.

The Astoria Fishermen were only able to muster three hits against Scappoose’s pitching, and also had six errors, which led to six of the runs.

Merrick Benesch started and pitched 5 2/3 innings, but was the victim of poor defense. He gave up seven total runs, but only one of them was earned. Teague Palmberg was the best hitter for the Fishermen, as he reached base twice due to two walks.

Scappoose softball flexes their muscle

The Cowapa League gauntlet got Astoria softball on Tuesday afternoon.

After two thrilling games against The Dalles/Dufur and St. Helens last week, the girls ran into a juggernaut: Scappoose.

Scappoose flexed their power with two home runs by Sophia Boyd and Saige Casey. The Scappoose Indians controlled both Maddie Wilkin and Taryn Wray.

Scappoose had 12 hits, and the Astoria Fishermen were only able to muster five base runners in six innings against Casey. Scappoose’s 10 runs ruled Astoria in six innings. Scappoose won 11-1 and sent the Cowapa League race into a three-way tie.

Seaside baseball blanked by St. Helens

Nine errors doomed the Seaside boys baseball team Tuesday against St. Helens.

The Seaside Seagulls’ nine errors led to eight of the ten runs, and Seaside was only able to muster two hits against St. Helens’ starter, Braden Ellis. St. Helens won 10-0 .

Jake White was the only Seagull to reach base with two hits in three at-bats.