Vancouver Jayhawks win Senior Babe Ruth state title
Sunday, July 8, 2012
The Vancouver Jayhawks captured the Southern Washington Senior Babe Ruth baseball title on Sunday, defeating host team Camas-Washougal Granite 22-11 at Louis Bloch Park in Camas.
Both teams advance to the Pacific Northwest regional tournament in Kent beginning Thursday.
The Jayhawks went 4-0 in the local tournament.
Justin Rinta was 3 for 3 with a double, home run and six RBI. Jake Shelley was 3 for 4 with five runs scored. Both are recent graduates of Mountain View High School.
Tyler Odenthal was 2 for 2 with a double and two RBI for Camas-Washougal.
The Camas-Washougal squad defeated Hamer Electric of Longview 7-6 earlier in the day to earn their spot in the regional.
A four-run sixth inning put Camas-Washougal ahead for good.
Kyle Goodnow was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI, Justin Staat was 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Hayden Gibbs was 2 for 3.
The Jayhawks will open regional play in Kent on Thursday, while Camas-Washougal will start Friday.
The regional winner advances to the Senior Babe Ruth World Series in Welmar, Texas, beginning July 28.