Baseball notes: Mountain View still together, still perfect

Stat leaders and tidbits on all Clark County high propagandize round teams

Senior Power usually means something if a seniors use their energy together.

A organisation installed with seniors is not indispensably going to attain if those players usually go by a motions, act like they are going to win usually by display up.

The Mountain View Thunder have a best of all combinations this round season.

The Mountain View Thunder crowd after another win final week. The Thunder have been in some tighten games, nonetheless their comparison care has helped beam a organisation to a ideal record so distant in 2019. Photo by Mike Schultz

A dozen seniors, guys who truly suffer any other, and with a work ethic indispensable to play round until a final weekend of a season.

“We’re personification together, personification for any other,” comparison Andrew Gulliford said. “Never giving up, perplexing to will ourselves to win.”

“We are a lot closer this year,” sum comparison Garrett Moen.

Their manager agrees. Aaron Coiteux pronounced this organisation is some-more of a family than final year.

“When we got into a playoffs final year, a small adversity strike us, and we did not know how to hoop it as good as we should have,” a manager said.

He is not endangered about that this season.

Mountain View pitcher Trevor Milton and catcher Riley McCarthy welcome after another Thunder victory. Photo by Mike Schultz

Mountain View is 14-0 overall, 10-0 in a Class 3A Greater St. Helens League and clearly cruising to a joining title.

In this report, we will have records on all 4 leagues in Southwest Washington.

Starting with a Thunder.

“We have 12 seniors,” Coiteux said. “Kids have been in a complement and know it. When we have 12 seniors, it creates all easier.”

Again, as prolonged as those seniors turn a family.

“We’ve all been personification for any other, and it’s been great,” Moen said.

The Thunder have a three-game joining with 5 to play in a 3A GSHL. Earning a joining pretension and tip seed going to a bi-district contest is expected. Still, no time to relax.

“Be a best organisation we can be,” Moen said. “We know a potential.”

Trevor Milton softened to 5-0 this deteriorate with a 0.86 ERA for a Mountain View Thunder. Photo by Mike Schultz

Moen pronounced a ideal record so distant is a covenant to a work ethic. The Thunder get to propagandize early any day to get in additional hitting, for example.

However, a record does not meant most to Gulliford. Not right now, anyway. The Thunder always believed they would be a best organisation in a league. They wish more, though.

A year ago, Mountain View went 1-2 in bi-district and missed out going to a state tournament.

This year’s organisation wants to turn a initial Mountain View round patrol to win a state playoff diversion — afterwards continue winning until a final weekend of a season.

Now, a demeanour during all 4 leagues in Southwest Washington:

Class 4A GSHL

Most coaches contend a Skyview Storm stays a organisation to kick in this league, nonetheless this joining is competitive. Camas is 1-0 opposite a Storm this season. Union is 2-1 opposite Battle Ground. But Battle Ground has a 1-0 array lead over Camas.  Going to be a fun scurry to a finish, with a tip 3 teams advancing to bi-district.

Skyview (12-2, 6-1 4A GSHL)

“The boys have continued a Skyview code of round that we wish to play, and it has been fun examination them urge around a season,” Skyview manager Seth Johnson said, adding that he is looking brazen to this final widen of a GSHL schedule.

“Playing meaningful, rival games during a finish of a deteriorate is what round is all about,” he said.

Ryan Pitts leads a teams with 19 RBIs and 8 extra-base hits.

Oh, nonetheless he has copiousness of friends who lift large bats, too.

Liam Kerr has driven in 12 and scored 12 to go with his 7 extra-base hits. Cooper Barnum has 7 extra-base hits and has scored a team-high 16 runs. Noah Guyette has driven in 14 runs.

Skyview’s Cooper Barnum has scored a team-high 16 runs and also is among a leaders in extra-base hits. Photo by Mike Schultz

Pitts is batting .455. Guyette is during .405. Then there’s Xander Morrison. In 9 games played, he’s batting .500 with 10 runs scored.

Want more? Kyle Olsen and Titus Oien any have double-digit RBI totals.

The Skyview pitching is impressive, too. Lowell Dunmire is 3-0, giving adult one warranted run in 17 innings with 27 strikeouts. Pitts has given adult one warranted run in 16.1 IP with 28 strikeouts. Alex Miller has 34 Ks in 25.2 innings.

Camas (11-4, 6-2 GSHL)

The Papermakers have 3 players with double-doubles in runs and RBIs.

Tyler Forner has 3 home runs, has driven in 11 runs and has scored 26 runs in 15 games. Jake Blair has identical numbers, with 3 homers, 10 run, and 20 RBIs. Quinten Sawyer has 15 runs and 17 RBIs. And Jacob Trupp leads a approach in RBIs with 23. All of them are batting .340 or better.

Luke Brewer is 3-0 on a pile for a Papermakers. Michael Quintana has a 2.0 ERA and Riley Sinclair has a 2.31 mark. Trupp has 27 strikeouts in 14.1 innings.

Union (10-5, 5-4)

Luke Staton leads a offset conflict on offense with 13 RBIs for a Titans. Travis Wiese has driven in 12 runs, Carter Sutton has 11 RBIs, and Mason Hill has 10 RBIs. Jordan Head leads a organisation with a .417 average.

Michael Whitney is 3-0, all in service appearances. Wiese is 2-0 with a 2.80 ERA and Spencer McGuire is 2-1 with a 3.35 ERA.

Battle Ground (6-7, 3-4)

Tanner McDonald leads a organisation with a .387 normal and has a team-high 8 RBIs for a Tigers. Brett Joner is batting .372 and has scored 11 runs. Sean Pierce has also scored 11 runs.

Avery Fettig has a 1.65 ERA in 17 innings pitched. McDonald has 22 strikeouts in 16 IP.

In maybe a biggest win of a season, a Tigers scored 4 runs in a seventh inning to kick Camas 6-3 dual weeks ago.

Heritage (0-17, 0-9)

Eastyn Culp has scored a team-high 9 runs and shares a team-high in RBIs with Braydon Youkon. Youkon also is a workhorse for a pitching staff, carrying a 2.81 ERA by 32 innings.  

Class 3A GSHL

As noted, Mountain View is using divided with this thing in terms of a win-loss record. But to be satisfactory to a rest of a league, there have been several tighten calls for a Thunder. Last week, Evergreen was in it a whole approach in a 2-0 loss. The subsequent day, Mountain View indispensable additional innings to kick Hudson’s Bay. Those other teams are roughly there.

Mountain View (14-0, 10-0 GSHL)

Mountain View’s Isaiah Parker is one of several Thunder bats that can get a pursuit finished this season. Photo by Mike Schultz

With a ideal record comes some extraordinary particular numbers. Four Thunder players have driven in double-digits runs: Isaiah Parker (14), Andrew Selden (13), Quinn Rooks (13), and Riley McCarthy (11). Six have scored 10 or some-more runs: Moen (17), Parker (15), Gulliford (12), Selden (11), Mitchell Allison (11), and McCarthy (11). Parker is batting .436.

Looks like a Thunder have a integrate of aces, too.

Trevor Milton is 5-0 with a 0.86 ERA. Selden is 4-0 with a 1.11 ERA and 42 strikeouts. Both have pitched some-more than 30 innings apiece. Rooks, meanwhile, has 3 wins and dual saves and has not given adult an warranted run this season, operative mostly out of a bullpen.

Evergreen (8-4, 6-4 GSHL)

“We’re right in a mix,” Evergreen manager Chad Burchett said. “The idea during a commencement of a deteriorate was to be in a tip three. Our idea is still attainable. Try to get in a playoffs, get a possibility to dance.”

The strength of this organisation is pitching a defense. Evergreen’s staff has a 2.25 ERA.

Conner Bice is 4-0 with a 1.59 ERA. Carter Monda has not given adult an warranted run in 16 innings. He also has 27 strikeouts.

Monda also has a team’s usually dual home runs this season. He is conflict .386 and has driven in 12 and scored 12 runs. Andrew Jennerjohn also has driven in 12 for a Plainsmen, including a 4-RBI diversion in a large win over Kelso on Friday. Tyler Livingston is conflict .350 with 12 runs and 11 RBIs.

Hudson’s Bay (7-8, 4-6)

As remarkable earlier, a Eagles came so tighten to handing Mountain View a initial detriment of a season.

Alan Merrill is one of several Eagles with large numbers on offense. He is conflict .455 with 15 RBIs and 16 runs to go with 8 extra-base hits. Jaxon Mills (14 RBIs/12 runs), Carter Morse (13 RBIs/15 runs), and Trent Palen (11 RBIs/10 runs) are all conflict improved than .330.

Merrill is a workhorse for a pitching staff. He has 32 strikeouts in 31.1 innings to go with a 3.35 ERA.

Prairie (4-9, 4-6)

The Falcons know they need to get it going in a final games of a unchanging deteriorate to try to locate third place. They have a bit of momentum, too.

They kick Kelso, a organisation tied for second place, on Wednesday. Plus a Falcons surfaced Fort on Thursday.

In a Kelso game, Ty Hebert gathering in 3 runs. Connor Smith had dual hits. Ethan McClintock pitched a finish game.

Against Fort Vancouver, Reese Walling gathering in 3 runs. McClintock, Smith, and Colin Schiller any gathering in dual runs.

A integrate weeks back, a Falcons got a large inning to kick Hudson’s Bay. Caleb Jones had a two-run hit. Zack Brown got a win and Zachary Berberian had dual innings of scoreless service to safety a victory.

Fort Vancouver (0-11, 0-10)

The Trappers are struggling with a record nonetheless still have some clever particular performances.

Tyler Runkle is batting .400 and has scored 12 runs to go with 6 RBIs. Nick Laurenza is during .395, also with 12 runs and 6 RBIs. He leads a organisation in extra-base hits. Justin Vernon leads a patrol with 13 RBIs. Ezekiel Block has 10 RBIs.

Class 2A GSHL

Earlier this month, ClarkCountyToday.com had a underline story on a prevalence of a 2A GSHL is organisation sports over a final year. The joining has won 5 opposite organisation state titles. Baseball, though, was not one of a successful stories final season, in terms of state playoffs. Well, this year, one manager in Southwest Washington pronounced he believes Ridgefield has a talent to make a prolonged playoff run this season.

Of course, a Spudders would have to tarry a tough district tournament. Oh, and they competence not even be a tip seed going into that tournament. Still copiousness of round to play, nonetheless it is Columbia River alone in initial place right now.

Columbia River (11-3, 6-1 GSHL)

The Chieftains usually missed violence Ridgefield final week. Instead, a Spudders rallied late for a victory.

“We rebounded with dual good wins over Woodland and R.A. Long,” River manager Stephen Donohue said.

Indeed, rebounded adequate to get behind into initial place after Ridgefield mislaid to R.A. Long.

Xavier Ulrich is conflict a cover off a ball. He is batting .395 and some-more than half of his hits have left for additional bases, including 3 home runs. He has 20 RBIs. Nick Alder and Parker McNeil any have scored 17 runs. Alder also has driven in 14 runs.

Pitching-wise, Alder has given adult one warranted run in 27 innings. Yes, one warranted run. He has 30 strikeouts to go with his 4-1 record. Sam Boyle and Derek Mettler are a sum 5-0.

Ridgefield (10-5, 5-2)

“At this indicate in a season, any win is precious,” Ridgefield manager Nick Allen said. “There are some good immature arms in a joining this year that authority a strike zone, so we have to come in prepared to battle.”

Kellen Bringhurst has 3 home runs and 17 RBIs. Brock Harrison also has 3 homers to go with 16 RBIs. Spencer Andersen (11) and Josh Mansur (10) also have driven in double digits. Andersen, by a way, will see his numbers arise once a dangling diversion is completed. He has a grand impact that is not in a books usually yet.

The Spudders have a 1.09 ERA as a team.

Mansur has 34 strikeouts in 21.2 innings to go with a 0.32 ERA. Bringhurst also has 34 Ks and is 4-0 with a 1.15 ERA. Oh, and Andersen? He has not given adult an warranted run in 23.1 innings.

Washougal (6-5, 2-3)

The Panthers have 20 runs in their dual joining wins, nonetheless a sum of one run in their 3 joining losses.

When it’s going good, though, it’s good.

In a new win over Mark Morris, Alex Orr had 3 hits, including dual doubles, and gathering in 4 runs. Brevan Bea also had 3 hits, dual doubles, and he knocked in dual runs. Kaden Halverson sum dual hits and dual RBIs.

In a win over Hockinson, it was Preston Thornton with 3 RBIs. Orr connected on dual some-more doubles. Zach Collins struck out 8 to get a pitching win.

Woodland (6-8, 2-4)

The Beavers showed they can put some runs adult opposite some of a tip teams in a league, nonetheless pitching and invulnerability has been a onslaught in those losses.

Still, with dual joining wins, there stays wish for a late-season push.

In a win over Washougal, Ryan Cooney struck out 6 in a three-hit shutout. Christian Yager had dual hits, including a double, and scored dual runs.

In a win over Mark Morris, Cooney gathering in dual runs and Mickey Woodward went 5 innings to get a win on a mound.

Hockinson (3-6, 2-4)

Sawyer Racanelli, famous some-more for his football talent, is heading a Hawks in runs and he is 16 for 32 during a image this season. Caeden Chambers and Levi Crum any have 6 RBIs for a Hawks.

Cody Wheeler is 2-1 with a 3.42 ERA with 14 strikeouts.

Trico League (Class 1A)

Columbia-White Salmon has a three-game lead in a detriment mainstay during 6-0. La Center has played 3 some-more games than White Salmon, nonetheless has 3 joining losses.

La Center (7-5, 6-3 Trico)

Tom Lambert and Michael Goode are carrying excellent springs for a Wildcats. Lambert is batting .435 with 8 RBIs and 6 runs scored. Goode is during .429, also with 8 RBIs and has scored 7 runs.

Lambert is removing it finished on a mound, too. He has given adult one warranted run in 14.2 innings. Irving Alvarez has 24 strikeouts in 16 innings and has a 1.75 ERA.

King’s Way Christian (3-10, 1-5)

Ty Mairs is one of several splendid spots for a Knights. Mairs is batting .439 and leads a organisation in extra-base hits.

Bryce Dodge has scored a team-high 15 runs and is conflict .359.

The RBI leaders are Isaiah McLeod and Tayler Shega, any with seven.

Dodge has dual pitchings wins and has a team-high 24 strikeouts in 24 innings.

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