03 April 2013 by Published in: Sports No comments yet

Rainier Softball Steamrolls Opponents in 4-Game Streak

Rainier High School (RHS) softball dominated other teams at the Seaside spring break tournament March 29-30, shutting out Seaside 10-0 and Naselle 15-0 on Friday, then allowing Santiam Christian a single run before winning the championship game 5-1.

Kylee Crape and Shiane Clark were named tournament most valuable players.

Crape batted a triple and a single for three runs-batted- in (RBIs). She pitched three innings for six strikeouts.

Shelby Saylors pitched two innings and had five strikeouts and two RBIs.

Sarah Probasco and Ronnie Gray each had two RBIs. Clark had a triple and a single for one RBI.

Later on Friday the Columbians blew Naselle away 15-0 in the semifinal matchup.

Clark had two home runs and three RBIs.

Crape had one home run and four RBIs. She pitched two innings with five strikeouts.

Saylors had three RBIs. Jessica Gibson had one RBI, pitched two innings and had three strikeouts.

Gray added one RBI for the Columbians. Probasco pitched one inning and had three strikeouts.

In Saturday’s championship game, RHS defeated Santiam Christian 5-1 for first place.

Crape pitched all seven innings, striking seven batters out and racking up two RBIs.

Gibson had two RBIs and Crystal Sherburne had one.

Rainier Defeats Astoria 6-0

The Lady Columbians shutout Astoria 6-0 on Monday, April 1.

Crape pitched seven innings, striking out 11 and allowing only a single hit.

Probasco racked up four RBIs with a grand slam home run.

Gibson  and Gray each had one RBI.

The Lady Columbians are 8-1 for the season and haveshutout four of their opponents. They host Astoria on Tuesday, April 9.

Tigers Trample Willamina 19-0

In their first game since returning from a spring break trip to Arizona, the boys of the Clatskanie High School (CHS) baseball team devastated Willamina 19-0 on Tuesday, April 2, at Willamina.

German George got the win, pitching three innings. He allowed only two hits and struck-out six Bulldogs. George also had a pair of hits.

At the plate, Nick Donaldson led the way going 3-5.

The Tigers are 6-4 so far this season. The Tigers play at Knappa on Thursday, April 4.

RHS vs. CHS Alumni Games Held April 12

Rainier and Clatskanie high school alumni are invited to revisit old rivalries in a series of alumni basketball games on Friday, April 12, at the Rainier High School gym.

Three games will be played starting at 5:45 p.m. Young men’s teams will be open to alumi from the classes of 2001-13. The older men’s team is open to alumni from 2000 and earlier.

One women’s game will be played.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Senior citizens and children 12 and under are free. Proceeds will benefit the Rainier High School girls and boys basketball programs.

For more information call Shanda Wagner at 360 433-7112.

RHS Baseball Loses Three

The Rainier High School (RHS) baseball team lost their final two games of the Seaside tournament, falling 4-8 to Cascade on Wednesday, March 27, and 8-11 to Taft Thursday, March 28, going 0-3 for the tournament.

The Columbians scored a single run in the second inning and held the lead until Cascade made five runs in the top of the fourth. Rainier answered with three in the bottom. Then Cascade crossed home plate three more times in the fifth sealing the 8-4 win.

On offense, Jordan Brittain had one run-batted-in (RBI) and two stolen bases. Adam Langley had a singe RBI. Oliver Bolden and Austin Robb-Farvour each stole a base.

Nayt Taylor pitched four innings and Langley pitched three.

The Columbians fought a closer game against Taft on Thursday, March 28, but failed to close the scoring gap, losing 8-11.

RHS drew first blood with one run in the top of the first. Taft scored two in the first. Rainier regained the lead with two runs in the third. Taft answered with five runs in the third and one in the fourth.

Both teams crossed home three times in the fifth, and RHS had one in the sixth and in the seventh, but failed to close the gap.

Ethan Langley had three RBIs to lead the Columbians. He had one double.

Bolden had a triple and two RBIs. Carson Nicklous, Evan Gleaves and Charlie Vestal each added an RBI.

Nicklous pitched 3.2 innings, and Robb-Farvour pitched 2.1.

Columbians Fall to Scappoose 3-7

RHS out-hit Scappoose 29-28, but failed to capitalize, and lost 3-7 due to a fifth inning run by the Indians.

Rainier had a single run in the first and held on until Scappoose crossed the plate twice in the third.

In the fifth inning Scappoose ran away with five runs. The Columbians fought back for two more in the seventh.

Gleaves had two RBIs and Bolden had one. Bolden, Tripp and Gleaves each hit doubles.

RHS hosts a doubleheader against Ridgefield, Wash, on Saturday, April 6, and plays Warrenton at Rainier on Tuesday, April 9.

 CHS Softball Struggles

Clatskanie High School (CHS) varsity softball traveled to Seaside Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, falling to Seaside 5-7 and Santiam Christian 0-17. The Tiger girls then defeated Naselle 21-3.

In their game against tournament host Seaside on Friday, Katie Burgher pitched and had eight strikeouts. Megan Strong was 3-4 from the plate with three singles.

“The girls played well. We had a few mental errors and Seaside was able to capitalize on those and score some runs,” said Coach Heather Strong.

In Friday’s second game, the Lady Tigers fell 0-17 to Santiam Christian.

Kacy Strong started the game as pitcher and Katie Burgher finished off.

“Santiam has a good pitcher and we just weren’t aggressive enough at the plate. The girls are working hard every game,” said Coach Strong.

Clatskanie found victory Saturday in a blowout 21-3 win against Naselle.

“Burgher had a great game.” said Coach Strong. She had eight strikeouts, walked two batters and gave up only two hits. At the plate Burgher was 4-5 with two home runs, two singles and six runs-batted-in (RBIs).

Kiersten Sermino was 3-6 from the plate with two singles, one double and two RBIs. Tabby Holsey went 3-4 with a triple, two singles and three RBIs.

“The girls played a fantastic game. They were more aggressive at the plate and running the bases. It was good to see them bounce back from the losses on Friday and come away with a win.” concluded Coach Strong.

CHS Hosts Astoria, Falls 1-20

The Tigers lost 1-20 to Astoria Tuesday, April 2.

The only Tiger hits were Burgher with a triple, Lyndsey Puckett with a double and Sermino with a single.

Burgher and Kacy Strong pitched. They struck out six batters, walked 11 and gave up eight hits.

“Astoria hit the ball well tonight. We had some errors and Astoria capitalized on those and scored some runs. We are a work in progress but we know we are headed in the right direction,” Coach Strong commented.

JVs Defeat Warrenton

CHS junior varsity defeated Warrenton 14-4 in five innings on Monday, April 1.

Kacy Strong pitched and had 11 strikeouts. At bat she had a single and three RBIs.

Kiersten Sermino, Lyndsey Puckett, and Riley Rivera each had a single.

“The girls were aggressive on the bases tonight. They are learning and improving every game.” said Coach Strong.


West Mart Dominates BB

In the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league West Mart continues to hold the lead for five weeks straight despite losing 1-3 against Clatskanie Mini Mart this week.

Colvin’s Pub and Grill returned to second place, winning 3-1 over Flowers ‘N Fluff which was bumped back into third.

Split Enz beat Johnson Logging 3-1, and Bling Gals topped Salisbury 3-1.

Linda DeGandi of West Mart bowled the high game score of 201 this week, and Gloria Crape of Flowers ‘N Fluff bowled the high series of 493.

Current team standings are:

Team: Won/Lost

West Mart:  32/20

Colvin’s Pub and Grill:   30/22

Flowers ‘N Fluff:   29/23

Clatskanie Mini Mart:   29/23

Bling Gals:   26/26

Johnson Logging:   25/27

Salisbury:   19/33

Split Enz:   18/34

Scores by game were:

West Mart: Linda DeGandi, 468; Crystal Boothe, 376; Gloryann Brace, 415; Wilma Sartin, 374.

Clatskanie Mini Mart: Celice Carlough, 420; Trina Kynsi, 354; Marty Hooper, 356; Gloria Ahrens, 402.

Johnson Logging: Earla Johnson, 382, Lisa Roman, 359; Melody Jacobson, 388; vacancy, 360.

Split Enz: Laura Jenkins, 400; Brenda Cottrell, 349; Mary Wheeler, 397; Julie Moore, 406.

Salisbury: Norma Mitchell, 400; Tammy Saltmarsh, 321; Jenny Warren, 365; vacancy, 360.

Bling Gals: Colleen Wilson, 330; Vickie Kazeck, 389; Alice Lindahl, 375; Hope McGill, 471.

Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Toni Davidson, 338; Darlene Brown, 460; Mary Quick, 395; vacancy, 360.

Flowers ‘N Fluff: Carol Smith, 363; Julie Haskins, 404; Clella Johnson, 302; Gloria Crape, 493.

The following stories have photos printed in the April 4, 2013 issue of The Clatskanie Chief.

Nicklous Dives Back to Base

DIVING SAFELY back to first base to ward off an attempted pick off is Rainier’s Carson Nicklous during fourth inning action of a Columbian hosted non-league baseball game with Scappoose on Monday, Apr. 1. Scappoose defeated Rainier, 7-3. Chief Photo by Carole Kelley

Burgher Hits a Triple…

IN THE HIGHLIGHT HIT of Tuesday night’s game, Clatskanie pitcher Katie Burgher hit a triple deep into left field, capitalized on an Astoria error, and slid into third beating the ball to the plate. Despite this effort the Tigers got few other hits for the night and fell 1-20. Chief Photo by Adam J. Wehrley


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