Youth ball: HDM teams split championship games
HDM 13s wins state over Centralia; 15s come up short
Monday, July 25, 2011
Hazel Dell Metro had split results Sunday in Babe Ruth state championship games.
The HDM 13s won the state title at Chehalis, defeating Centralia 7-2.
Avery Schmidt went 4 for 5 and pitched, scattering six hits over six innings.
They advance to the Babe Ruth Pacific Northwest Regional at Kennewick beginning July 31.
The HDM 15s fell in its state title game, also to Centralia, 6-3.
As host to the regional tournament, HDM was already guaranteed a spot, and Centralia was also already in the tournament. It begins on July 31 at Propstra Stadium.
Centralia scored all its runs in the seventh inning to secure the victory.
Joining HDM and Centralia will be Midland, which won the third-place game over Kalama-Woodland-Ridgefield-La Center (KWRL) 13-12.
Midland and KWRL committing a combined 10 errors and tallied 28 hits.
Leading 12-10 with one out in the bottom of the seventh with Midland runners at second and third, KWRL made an error on a ground ball at third, allowing the tying two runs to score.
Two batters later, Midland’s Sean Miller singled into right field to secure the victory.
Cole Lucas was 2 for 2 with a triple, two walks, three RBI and a run scored to lead KWRL offensively. Sam Gillenwater and Isaiah Block each went 3 for 4. Gillenwater scored three runs and walked, while Block had an RBI and a run scored.
U15 STATE TOURNAMENT
At Rister Stadium, Kelso
Third place: Midland 13, KWRL 12 (Midland advances to regional at Propstra Stadium)
Championship: Centralia 6, Hazel Dell Metro 3 (both teams advance to regional)
CENTRALIA 6, HAZEL DELL METRO 3
Centralia 000 000 6—6 10 2
HDM 000 021 0—3 6 2
Hazel Dell Metro
Pitching — Seth Rayburn 6 IP, 5K, 3BB; Brooks Hanson 1 IP, loss. Highlights — Jay Becker 1-4; Jake Lewis 1-4 2RBI; Alec Dannet 1-3; Hayden Humphrey 1-3; Brooks Hanson 1-3; Kaiden Grotte 1-2 sac.
U14 STATE TOURNAMENT
Championship: Kelso 15, Thurston County 2 (Kelso advances to regional in Salem)
U13 STATE TOURNAMENT
Championship: Hazel Dell Metro 7, Centralia 2 (Hazel Dell advances to regional at Kennewick)
Baden Northwest Invitational
RIPS BREWERS 6, CARDINALS 0
Brewers 001 140 0—6 7 0
Cardinals 000 000 0—0 2 2
Pitching — Zach Torson 5 IP, loss; Buck Hale 2 IP. Hitting — Caleb Whalen 1-3; Justin Webb 1-2.
Next Game: Cardinals vs. Portland Baseball Club, Wednesday at Clackamas CC, time TBD.