WILSONVILLE — After getting a pair of wins against Canby last week, the Sandy summer league squad was able to sneak into to the OIBA State Tournament as a number four seed. But drawing Clackamas in their first round game proved to be a detriment to the Pioneers chances.
The reigning 6A state champion run-ruled the Pioneers 12-2 in five innings at Wilsonville High School on Wednesday night, ending Sandy's summer season.
"(Clackamas) is a great team. They don't make mistakes and offensively they are very solid. They are the defending state champions and a really tough team to beat," Sandy coach Austin Carson said. "It is tough to deal with when those Clackamas guys are spraying the ball around the field...Defensively, I thought we played all right, we just struggled offensively and that was one of the big differences in the game...We just weren't very aggressive."
Sandy sent one of their best guys in Kyle Hudson to the mound for the start, but it was apparent that he did not have his best stuff in this one. Clackamas got to him early in often, scoring eight runs in the first two innings, forcing Hudson out of the game.
"Kyle didn't have his best stuff today, but he is a great pitcher and we feel good when he is on the bump," Carson said. "(Clackamas) just got to him."
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