CAMAS — Sam Lauderdale pitched a no-hitter, striking out 20, as Hazel Dell Metro opened play at the Babe Ruth 15-year-olds Pacific Northwest Regional with a 6-0 win over South Coast of North Bend, Ore. on Wednesday.
But it was South Coast pitcher Jake Simmons who was on the minds of Metro players and coaches following the game at Louis Bloch Park.
Simmons broke his arm while delivering a pitch in the fourth inning.
“He’s in our thoughts and prayers,” Hazel Dell Metro manager Scott Binder said. “We want him to know we are all thinking about him and wishing him the best.”
The game was the first of four pool-play games for the Vancouver team. Lauderdale walked two batters. At the plate, Lauderdale was 2 for 2 with one of four Metro doubles and scored two runs.
Dillon Hamilton was 2 for 3 with a double and RBI, and Jake Childers, Jasper Rank and Alex Brady had run-scoring hits for HDM.
Metro plays at 4 p.m. today against Latah County, Idaho.
Camas-Washougal 9, The Dalles 1 — Shane Jamison had three hits and knocked in three runs as the host team opened its pool-play schedule with a win over the North Oregon champions.
Damen Gilmore went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Jamison, Carter Sutton, Jacob Trupp and Preston Thornton each hit a double for Camas-Washougal. Luke Brewer pitched four scoreless innings to earn the win.
Camas-Washougal plays at 7 p.m. today against Calgary, Alberta.
The regional tournament continues through Sunday and is free to attend.