Clatskanie High School (CHS) baseball and softball alumni games will be held on Saturday, July 2, in conjunction with Clatskanie Heritage Days and sponsored in part by Clatskanie Parks and Recreation.
All former CHS baseball and softball players are invited to play in the games which will take place at Clatskanie Middle/High School’s (CMHS) Ron Puzey Field.
The second annual baseball alumni game events will begin with a home run derby at 10 a.m. and in/out field practice at 11:30 a.m.
Class of 1996 and earlier will play the first game beginning at 12 noon. A second game with Class of 1997 graduates through present will follow.
The inaugural alumni softball game starts at 1 p.m., with batting and warm-ups beginning at 12 noon.
Games will be seven innings, featuring “even” year graduates against “odd” year graduates.
Spectators will be admitted free of charge. Concessions will be sold as a fundraiser for the Clatskanie Booster Club. There will be a “barbecue tent” for players.
There is a participation fee of $20 per player. The fee includes a commemorative t-shirt. To guarantee a t-shirt players should pre-register.There will also be open registration at the game.
To pre-register, participants should submit registration forms and payment by June 13, by mail to P.O. Box 68, Clatskanie, OR 97016. Baseball entries should be payable to CMHS Baseball and softball entries payable to CMHS Alumni Game.
Questions regarding the baseball game may be directed to Ryan Tompkins at 503 728-2146 extension 2248, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For softball game inquiries, contact Gary Kuehl at 503 314-0808 or email@example.com.
Donkey Softball Game Planned
Plans are underway for a donkey softball game tentatively planned for Sunday, July 3, sponsored by the Clatskanie High School girls softball program.
The first round of Oregon Schools Activities Association (OSAA) Les Schwab/US Bank state championships for softball and baseball is set for Wednesday, May 25.
Clatskanie varsity softball opens its playoff run in 3A competition against Creswell High School at 5 p.m. in Creswell.
Rainier varsity softball will face Horizon Christian at Wilsonville Memorial Park in Wilsonville for their first round of 3A state competition.
Rainier varsity baseball kicks off the 3A state competition with a game against Bandon Pacific Christian School in Bandon.
Knappa’s varsity baseball team will play in 2A state competition with an opening game against Lost River to be played in Knappa.
Vernonia varsity softball will compete in the 2A division facing Regis High School in Stayton
Knappa will square off against Glendale High School in Glendale in the first round of 2A state competition.
State playoff quarterfinal games will be played on May 27.
Admission to OSAA games is $6 for adults and $4 for students.
This is a single elimination playoff bracket, the losing team will be eliminated from further state competition.
Results of these games and other information will be available on www.osaa.org.
Clatskanie boys varsity baseball team ended their Lewis and Clark League season with two wins over Corbett on Friday, May 13. The Tigers came away with 22-15 and 9-8 victories and a third place finish in league play.
The Tiger boys were up 2-1 in the top of the third when they put together a 14-run, 12-hit offensive explosion before the inning could end.
Despite being down 19-1, the Cardinals were able to muster a series of big innings to bring the final score to 22-15.
Offensive standouts for the game were Kyle Sharek 4-6; Storm Engen 5-5 with two home runs, a double, and six runs-batted-in (RBIs); Jacob Wemmer a home run, and Shaine Warren 4-5 with four RBIs.
In the second game, Corbett jumped out to a six-run, first-inning lead and Clatskanie trailed until the fifth, 8-5.
With darkness closing in, Warren worked a full count, fouling off a number of pitches, before reaching the base on balls. The Tigers loaded the bases, scoring a run on a passed ball to bring themselves within two.
Wemmer, with two runners still on base, hit a two-RBI single, followed by a Corbett throwing error, which brought Sharek home from first, and the go-ahead run.
The Tigers took the field, holding off the Cardinals and grabbing the come-from behind 9-8 five-inning win.
Outstanding hitters in the nightcap were Tim McReynolds 2-3 with two RBIs, and Wemmer with his two-run single.
The Tigers finished league play with a 10-5 record, 11-11 overall.Tied for second place with Valley Catholic. By virture of Valley Catholic’s series record against Clatskanie, they claimed the second-place position and a guaranteed spot in the state playoffs. Warrenton was the overall league champion and received an automatic seed at state.
Clatskanie’s girls varsity softball team claimed the Lewis and Clark League district championship title after splitting a pair of games with Corbett on Friday, May 13.
The Lady Tigers lost the opener 3-4, but needing one win to wrap up the title, took the second game 12-11 in 10 innings.
In the first game, Corbett scored twice before Clatskanie could get a run across the plate in the top of the fourth inning. Corbett then brought the score to 3-1.
The Lady Tigers brought in runs in the top of the sixth and seventh to tie the game 3-3, but the Lady Cardinals scored once more, off a Clatskanie error in the bottom of the seventh, for the win.
Kierra Kallunki took the loss on the mound in what Clatskanie assistant coach Gary Kuehl termed a “pitcher’s duel.”
The Lady Tigers left themselves in the position of a “must win” nightcap. A win earns first place, a league championship and an automatic spot in the state championships, a loss would drop them to fourth place.
Clatskanie had to battle Corbett in extra innings to grab the 12-11 win and league crown.
The Lady Tigers got off to an early lead getting four runs in the first inning. Corbett answered back with two of their own.
Clatskanie crossed the plate two more times in the third, but Corbett was able to bring in two runners plus one more in the fourth.
The Lady Tigers scored two in the top of the seventh to go up by three when Corbett’s bats came alive. Three runners crossed the plate to tie the score, 8-8.
Holly Burghardt got her first home run of the season in the top of the eighth, but Corbett scored in the bottom of the inning to tie the game up again.
Heading into the 10th inning, under international tie-breaker rules, Clatskanie was able to score three times.
Kallunki’s single scored Burghardt. Teauna Hughes was intentionally walked and Hunter Spendlove advanced the runner. Hughes and Spendlove were both able to steal home and the Lady Tigers were up by three runs.
Corbett scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th to keep it exciting, but when their last batter struck out, Clatskanie had the 12-11 win and the league title.
Kallunki was the winning pitcher striking out 14 Cardinal batters.
Top hitters for the game were Hughes 3-3 with four runs-batted-in (RBIs); Burghardt 3-6 with a home run; Kallunki 3-6 with two singles and a double, and Spendlove had three RBIs.
The Lady Tigers have an identical 8-4 win-loss league record with Rainier, but Clatskanie topped the Lady Columbians two out of three times and grab the automatic state playoff berth.
Clatskanie’s first game of the state championships will be at home next week. The date, time and opponent are yet to be determined.
Clatskanie’s girls softball team traveled to Scappoose on Monday, May 17, for a non-league game against the 4A division Lady Braves.
The game, which was described as a “warm up” in preparation for the Lady Tigers state championship run, saw Scappoose coming away with the 5-2 win.
It took Clatskanie until the sixth inning before their bats came alive. Scappoose was able to pick off four Lady Tiger base runners in the final inning.
Clatskanie pitcher Kierra Kallunki took the loss on the mound.
“Scappoose hit the ball well, ran the bases well and are an all-around good team,” said Tiger assistant coach Gary Kuehl.
The Lady Tigers play Creswell in the opening round of the state championships on Wednesday, May 25.
The Lady Tigers girls varsity softball team split a doubleheader with Valley Catholic on Tuesday, May 10, as the Lewis and Clark League season began to wind down.
Clatskanie was able to grab a 6-2 opening win before running out of gas in the second game, losing 1-11 in six innings. Both games were played on the Lady Valiants home diamond.
The Lady Tigers got off to a good start with four runs in the second inning. Ashlyn Dines was credited with two runs-batted-in (RBIs) during the inning.
Valley Catholic came back in the third inning scoring two runs of their own to bring the score to 4-2, but that was all the offense the Lady Valiants could muster.
Clatskanie was able to bring two runs across the plate in the sixth to capture the 6-2 victory.
Kierra Kallunki got the win striking out 10 batters on the way.
Top hitters in the game were Kallunki, 2-4, with a double and a single; Teauna Hughes 2-4, and Ashlyn Dines, 2-4, with two RBIs.
Chelsea Backlin was named by the coaches of both teams as the defensive player of the series.
The Lady Tigers stalled in the second game, their eighth in two weeks, losing 1-11 in six innings.
Kallunki took the loss on the mound.
Leading batters included Hunter Spendlove 2-3, Hughes, 2-3, and Backlin 2-2.
Shelby Grittman, of Clatskanie, brought home medals in two events from the Oregon Schools Activities Association (OSAA) Les Schwab/US Bank 3A state track and field championships last weekend, May 20-21 in Monmouth.
Grittman placed third in the 100-meter race after advancing through the preliminary rounds and sixth in the 200 meters.
Lady Tiger Kaylee Taylor, returning state champion in the javelin, took third place in that event with a throw of 120’08”.
Jordan Connell from Riverside High School in Boardman, took second with a throw of 121’1”. She is the daughter of Earl and Lisa Connell of Boardmen and granddaughter of Terry and Sandi Erickson of Clatskanie. This was Connell’s fourth trip to state.
Columbian Eric Sutfin brought a second-place medal back to Rainier finishing the 300-meter hurdles in a time of 41.35.
Devon Marshall of Rainier took third in the 400-meter race with a time of 51.35.
Clatskanie and Rainier finalists distances and times were:
100 meters: Shelby Grittman, Clatskanie, third, 11.64.
200 meters: Shelby Grittman, Clatskanie, sixth, 23.74.
400 meters: Devon Marshall, Rainier, third, 51.35; Clay Wimmer, Rainier, seventh, 52.59.
300-meter hurdles: Erik Sutfin, Rainier, second, 41.35.
4×100-meter relay: Mitchell Jensen, Bryce Horness, Shelby Grittman, Cedet Bailey, Clatskanie, sixth, 45.38.
4×400-meter relay: Clay Wimmer, Craig Pedersen, Erik Sutfin, Devon Marshall, Rainier, fifth, 3:33.02.
Shot put: Cameron Hall, Rainier, fifth, 45’01.5”.
Discus: Corey Thompson, Clatskanie, ninth, 100’02.
Javelin: Zack Lovell, Rainier, tenth, 118’11”.
High jump: Zack Lovell, Rainier, ninth, 5’06”; Connor Hulegaard, Clatskanie, tenth, no height.
Clatskanie’s 4×400 relay team failed to advance from the preliminary rounds.
Shot put: Carley Lannan, Clatskanie, ninth, 35’02”.
Discus: Jesse Grow, Rainier, ninth, 92’02”.
Javelin: Kaylee Taylor, third, 120’08”.