Dominant pitching and some big hits propelled the Camas-Washougal Babe Ruth 13-15-year-old All-Stars to the World Series.
Camas-Washougal beat Calgary 12-2 in six innings Saturday at Rister Field in Kelso to win the Pacific Northwest Regional and a trip to Lawrenceburg, Tenn.
Gideon Malychewski pitched a three-hitter with five strikeouts, and was 3 for 3 with an RBI double at the plate.
The big inning was a seven-run third when Camas-Washougal scored seven runs on four hits. Taylor Shega, who was 3 for 4 with three runs scored, had an RBI triple, Braden Zook and Jackson Gibbs each knocked in a run, and Malychewski had his run-scoring double.
Evan Stott was 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI.
To get to the final, Camas-Washougal had to first knockoff undefeated Kelso in the semifinal, which it did 6-1 as Josh Mansur and Beau Kearsey combined on a two-hitter.
Mansur had five strikeouts, and Kearsey had two. Each allowed one hit.
Kelso had won all four of its pool play games, outscoring its opponents 39-6.
Kelso didn’t score until the sixth inning, but Camas-Washougal was already ahead 4-0 at that point and added two more runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Malychewski, Shega, and Logan Kearsey each had two hits. Kearsey had a double and RBI. Stott also had a double.
The Babe Ruth 13-15 World Series runs Aug. 10-17. A gofundme page has been set up to raise funds for the team’s trip. Visit: https://www.gofundme.com/cwbr-babe-ruth-world-series-bound to contribute.
Camas-Washougal will be the second Clark County team at a Babe Ruth World Series this summer, joining Showtime, which will be at the Senior Babe Ruth World Series Aug. 5-12 in Ephrata.
CAMAS-WASHOUGAL 6, KELSO 1
Kelso 000 001 0—1 2 6
CW 002 202 x—6 8 1
Pitching — Josh Mansur 6 IP, win, 1 R, 1 H, 5 Ks, 5 BB; Beau Kearsey 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 Ks, 0 BB. Highlights — Gideon Malychewski 2-4 1R; Mansur RBI; Kolby Broadbent 2R; Taylor Shega 2-2 RBI; Logan Kearsey 2-4 2B RBI; Evan Stott 1-4 2B; Isaac Hanley 1-1 1R; Clint French 1R; Jackson Gibbs 1R.
CAMAS-WASHOUGAL 12, CALGARY 2
Calgary 010 010 — 2 3 1
CW 117 01x —12 14 4
Pitching — Gideon Malychewski 6 IP, win, 5 Ks, 2 BB. Highlights — Malychewski 3-3 2B RBI 1R; Kolby Broadbent RBI 1R; Taylor Shega 3-4 3B RBI 3R; Logan Kearsey 1-2 RBI 2R; Evan Stott 3-3 2-2B 2RBI 2R; Beau Kearsey 1R; Braden Zook 1-1 RBI 1R; Isaac Hanley 1-1 RBI; Jackson Gibbs 2-2 2RBI 1R.