Washougal baseball handed Columbia River its first loss off the season, beating the Rapids 2-1 on Monday.
The Panthers also created a logjam atop the 2A Greater St. Helens League.
Washougal, Hockinson, River and Ridgefield are all tied for first at 5-1 with just two league games remaining.
Washougal’s Travis Gibson and River’s Nick Alder were both tough on the mound.
Gibson allowed five hits, stuck out six and walked one over 6.1 innings. After the Rapids (8-1 overall) scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first, Gibson dialed in.
Alder struck out 12, allowing four hits and three walks in a complete-game effort.
Washougal (6-2 overall) tied the game in the top of the third. After loading the bases on a hit batter, a bunt single and a walk, Gabe Kent came through with a sacrifice fly.
Washougal pulled ahead in the fifth inning. Xavier Gilmore tripled, then scored on an errant throw by the catcher. Gilmore had two of Washougal’s four hits.
Columbia River loaded the bases with two outs thanks in part to three hit batters. But Jack Davy came on to get the save, inducing a flyout to end the game.
Stars of the day
- Chloe Gregory, Skyview bowling, had the match’s high game (210) and series (551) as Skyview beat Heritage.
- Alyssa Dewey, Ridgefield girls golf, shot a 3-over 39 for the low round at Longview Country Club in a match against Mark Morris.
- Jessica Burning, Union bowling, rolled games of 236 and 223 for a 608 series in the Titans’ win over Evergreen.
- Ethan Arnett, Columbia River boys track and field, won the 100 and 200 meters at a meet with Ridgefield an R.A. Long. His 200 time of 23.95 seconds was a season-best.
- Kathryn Chapin, R.A. Long girls track and field, won the 100 and 200 meters in a meet with Ridgefield and Columbia River. The freshman’s 100 time of 13.31 seconds was a personal best.
- Leanna Russell, Woodland softball, went 3 for 5 with a home run and was also the winning pitcher in a 16-2 win over Hudson’s Bay.
- Wyatt Bartroff, Ridgefield baseball, went 3 for 3 with three runs, a double, a home run and two RBI in a 10-4 win over Hudson’s Bay.
- Max Fraser, Camas baseball, had a three-run triple as part of a four-run eighth inning as the Papermakers beat Kelso 7-3.
- Emma Fisher, Mark Morris girls track and field, won the 100 (13.37), 300 hurdles (51.0) and was on two winning relays in a 80-64 win over Hudson’s Bay.
- Dylan Osborne, Union baseball, went 2 for 5 with a double and four RBI and pitched four scoreless innings with seven strikeouts in an 11-4 win over Prairie.
- George Mosier, Mark Morris track and field, won the 100 (11.61), 200 (24.60) and high jump (5-4) in a meet at Hudson’s Bay.
- Addie MacPherson, Skyview softball, pitched seven innings, striking out four and walking one in a 4-2 win over Mountain View. She also added a double and two runs scored.
- Maizy Whitlow, Ridgefield softball, went 4 for 4 with three runs, a double, home run and 6 RBI in a 21-6 win over Washougal.
- Bre Greenwalt, Mark Morris softball, had a two-run single to cap a three-run sixth as the Monarchs rallied to beat Hockinson 6-5.
- Hailey Jackson, Kelso softball, stuck out 14 during a 5-inning two-hitter. She also went 3 for 3 with two home runs and 4 RBI as Kelso beat Camas 9-0.