Three Clackamas pitchers combine to one-hit La Salle
Clackamas starter K.C. Reilly and two relievers combined on a one-hitter with eight strikeouts, leading the Cavaliers to a season-opening 4-0 home win over La Salle Prep in non-conference baseball action Thursday.
Reilly, the senior left-handed, worked the first four innings and blanked the Falcons on one hit with one walk and six strikeouts, facing three batters over the minimum.
La Salle's Matt Duarte, the No. 9 hitter, had a one-out single off Reilly in the third for the Falcons' only hit of the game.
The Falcons threatened in the fifth inning when three of the first five batters to face reliever Grant Schoen drew walks to load the bases.
Tucker Grote came on in relief of Schoen and put an end to the threat when he got Levi Miles to look at a called-third strike.
Clackamas took a 1-0 lead in the first inning against La Salle starter Matt Lynch, who walked two batters and hit another before Reilly hit a one-out sacrifice fly to left that scored Alex Claxton.
Casey Peterson led off the Clackamas third with a double, Greg Mehlhaff followed with a one-out, RBI-single, and then Reilly delivered a two-out, RBI-double that made the score 3-0.
The Cavaliers' final run came in the fourth when Mehlhaff drew a bases-loaded walk off La Salle reliever Blake Marcella.
Grote retired the Falcons in order in the sixth and seventh to seal the decision.
CLACKAMAS 3, ROSEBURG 2: Reliever Greg Mehlhaff retired Roseburg in order in the seventh inning on two strikeouts and a game-ending pop out, lifting the Cavaliers to a home win Friday.
Clackamas broke a 2-2 tie in the sixth when Ryan McDonald got into a rundown between first base and second base with two outs, allowing Grant Schoen to steal home with the go-ahead run.
OREGON CITY 9, WEST SALEM 0: DeQuahn Dennis-Lee went 4-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs, and two runs scored, pacing the Pioneers to win over the Titans at Scio High School.
Logan Hanson added two hits with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored as the Pioneers (1-1) erupted for 11 hits in a game that was called after five innings because of darkness.
Oregon City starter Dillon Hord went the distance, blanking the Titans on four hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
MILWAUKIE 10, LIBERTY 0: Starter Bradley McVay combined with Kaden Middleton one a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and four Milwaukie batters had two hits each as part of an 11-hit attack, lifting the Mustangs to a road win over Liberty in Hillsboro.
McVay worked four innings and struck out nine of the 13 batters he faced. After Liberty's Branden Gillard singled with one out in the first inning, McVay retired the next 11 batters in order before turning the ball over to Middleton to start the fifth.
Riley Howard, Tyson Kelly, McVay and Middleton had two hits each and wcored seven of the 10 runs for the Mustangs.
Milwaukie took a 2-0 lead in the first against Liberty starter Blake Crippen when Cole Roberts was hit by a pitch, McVay doubled to right, Roberts scored on a wild pitch, and McVay scored on Theo Dover's RBI-ground out to shortstop.
The Mustangs added single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings, and then broke the game open with a four-run sixth that pushed the lead to 9-0.
ASTORIA 2, GLADSTONE 1 (9): Trey Hageman's bases-loaded sacrifice fly scored Burke Mathews with none out in the ninth inning, lifting the Fishermen to a non-conference home win over the Gladiators.
Astoria starter Jackson Arnsdorf took a one-hit shutout in the seventh when Gladstone's Derek Lee led off with a single to center and pinch-runner Ben Hill came around to score the tying run on a throwing error by the catcher.
The Gladiators used a single and two walks to load the bases in the eighth, but the threat ended when Astoria reliever Olaf Englund got Dakota Morley to bounce back to the mound for an inning-ending groundout.
In the ninth, the Fishermen loaded the bases on two walks and an error before Hageman singled off Gladstone reliever Ben McCoy to put the game away.
Gladstone starter Matthew Lehrback worked five innings, allowing one run on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts.