HERMISTON - The Hermiston Heat Class AAA team won their second game Saturday 10-1 over Mountain View to set up a meeting with The Dalles in the third-place game Sunday.

The Heat threw five pitchers in the contest, combining for 18 walks or hit batters in a 14-8 loss that gave them fourth place in the tournament.

"Our guys just could not throw strikes," coach Bryan Johnson said.

The Heat scored seven runs in the top of the sixth to go up 8-4, but gave them right back in the bottom half of the frame.

Sam Taylor, Chance Kopacz, Andre Rauch and Derek Smith all recorded doubles in the game for the Heat.

Andre Rauch pitched a complete game against Mountain View, giving up two hits in what Johnson said was his "best outing of the summer."

The Heat didn't record their first hit in the game until the top of the fifth inning, but scored nine runs in the inning.

"We decided to start playing some baseball," Johnson said.

Moses Lake defeated Pasco 3-2 in the tournament's championship.


Saturday R H E

HERMISTON 000 090 1 - 10 7 1

MT. VIEW 000 1000 0 - 1 2 4

Andre Rauch and Jose Rosales, Bryce Baldock (7); Taylor, Wall (5), Miller (7) and Lawson. W - Rauch; L - Taylor.

2B - Wall (Mt. View)


THE DALLES 004 007 3 - 14 4 4

HERMISTON1000 007 0 - 8 7 3

Dodd, Kaseburg (6) and Mattox; Casey Irving, Derek Baher (3), Chance Kopacz (6), Derek Smith (6), Bill Frost (7) and Jose Rosales. W - Dodd; L - Irving.

2B - Sam Taylor, Kopacz, Andre Rauch, Smith (Hermiston)

CLACKAMAS - Hodgen Distributing split their games Sunday, beating Redmond 8-2 to advance to the consolation final where they lost to Salem 5-4.

"The kids played really well today," coach Greg Whitten said. "It was a lot of fun to watch. We were back to how we play."

Trevor Smith got the win for Hodgen against Redmond, going five innings. Hodgen scored all eight of their runs in the second inning on a combination of walks and singles.

Logan Whitten played through illness to start Hodgen off with a single in the inning.

Taylor West went 6 2/3 innings in the consolation final after pitching a complete game Friday.

"Taylor pitched awesome, he just ran out of gas in the seventh," Whitten said.

Kenny Melton came on to try to save the win but couldn't prevent Salem from scoring their fifth run of the inning.

Alex Doherty recorded Hodgen's only extra-base hit Sunday with a double against Salem.



HODGEN 080 000 0 - 8 7 1

REDMOND 000 011 0 - 2 7 2

Trevor Smith, Jackson Huth (6) and Jake Van Cleave; Remond battery unavailable. W - Smith.


HODGEN 002 110 0 - 4 7 2

SALEM 000 000 5 - 5 7 2

Taylor West, Kenny Melton (7) and Tucker Whitten; Lewis, VanHess (5) and Branch. W - VanHess; L - West.

2B - Alex Doherty (Hodgen); Waters, VanHess (Salem).


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