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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Nov. 30, 2023

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Raptors Road Trip: Ridgefield 6, Walla Walla 3


WALLA WALLA — Four Ridgefield pitchers kept Walla Walla’s bats under wraps, allowing no walks as the Raptors won the second game of a three-game series against the Sweets.

Ridgefield, which dropped the first game of the series, has won three of its last four games and is 4-4 on the West Coast League season. Walla Walla fell to 1-7.

How the runs scored

— Ridgefield scored three runs in the third inning. Tristan Gomes had an RBI single, Julian Nunez drew a bases-loaded walk and Cole Sheehan added a two-out RBI single to put the Raptors ahead 3-1.

— Britton Beason’s RBI single with two outs drove in Jake Tsukada and gave Ridgefield a 4-1 lead in the sixth.

— Justin Stransky’s first home run of the season, a solo shot with two outs, put Ridgefield ahead 5-2 in the seventh.

— Royce Clayton Jr. gave Ridgefield an insurance run in the ninth, scoring on a wild pitch to put the Raptors ahead 6-2.


— Raptors starter Dylan Stewart (Pepperdine) allowed three hits and one unearned run over five innings, striking out five.

— Nate Wenzel (Allan Hancock College) pitched two innings in relief, allowing two hits, one run and striking out two.

— Logan Salomon (Phoenix College) pitched one scoreless inning, striking out two and allowing one hit.

— Cale Mathison (The Masters College) pitched the ninth inning, allowing three hits and one run while striking out two.

Top hitters

— Ridgefield leadoff hitter Jake Tsukada (Portland) went 2 for 3, raising his batting average to .423.

— Ridgefield’s Tristan Gomes (Portland) went 2 for 5 after going hitless the previous two games.

— Walla Walla leadoff hitter Kennedy Hara went 3 for 4.

Up next

The Raptors and Sweets conclude their three-game series at 1:05 p.m. Sunday at Borleske Stadium.

Link to boxscore

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