Oak Harbor captures Selah tournament / Baseball

Avenging a first-round loss, the Oak Harbor High School summer baseball team won the Eighth Annual Chuck Brown Memorial Tournament in Selah July 6-9.

The Wildcats defeated East Valley of Yakima 4-3 in the title game after falling to the same club 10-8 in the opening game of the tournament.

Oak Harbor will wrap up its summer season with a tournament in Lacey later this month.

East Valley 10, Oak Harbor 8

East Valley scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to pull out the extra-inning win.

After East Valley scored four runs in the first inning, Oak Harbor took the lead with a six-run second. Taylor Rummel recorded two hits in the inning, while Andrew Dixon, Austin Boesch, Caleb Fitzgerald and Donny Kloewer all chipped in with base hits.

East Valley regained the lead 7-6 in the third inning, then neither team generated much offense until Oak Harbor tied the game with a run in the sixth when Boesch and Kloewer each singled.

East Valley tallied three runs in the eighth, and Oak Harbor countered with only one on a Kloewer triple.

Kloewer finished with two singles and a triple, and Boesch rapped a trio of singles. Fitzgerald, Martinez and Rummel had two hits apiece.

Oak Harbor 10, Woodinville 2

Three walks, an error and a single by Rummel helped Oak Harbor jump to a 2-0 first-inning lead.

The Wildcats made it 7-0 with five runs in the third. A Rummel double and singles by Joe Dixon, Boesch and Fitzgerald fueled the inning.

Woodinville scored both its runs in the fourth inning, then the Wildcats finished the scoring with a three-run sixth. Martinez tripled, Boesch doubled and Andrew Dixon and Cory Roberts singled during the inning.

Boesch collected a single, double and three RBI and split pitching duties with Jack Lovendale in the game. Rummel recored a pair of singles.

Oak Harbor 11, Yakima Valley 9

For the second time in three games, Oak Harbor went extra innings. This time, the Wildcats came out on top.

Most of the scoring came in the second half of the game, but Oak Harbor pushed across single runs in the second and third innings.

In the second, Rummel doubled and was driven in by Joe Dixon.

An inning later, Boesch and Kloewer singled to produce a run.

Yakima Valley scored three times in the fourth inning to take a 3-2 lead, then Oak Harbor scored five times in the fifth. The rally came with two outs and no one on. Boesch, Fitzgerald, Kloewer, Thomas Anderson and Aiden McCarthy hit consecutive singles, then Rummel finished the string with a double.

Yakima Valley scored three times in the fifth to cut the deficit to one, 7-6.

Oak Harbor scored twice in the top of the seventh with the help of hits by Kloewer, McCarthy and Joe Dixon.

Yakima Valley rallied for three runs in the seventh to send the game into extra innings.

The Wildcats won it in the eighth when Boesch singled and Kloewer and Anderson followed with RBI base hits.

A double play erased a Yakima Valley threat in the bottom of the eighth.

Kloewer had four singles, Boesch three and Anderson and Joe Dixon two each.

Oak Harbor 15, Yakima Valley Pepsi 4

The Wildcats scored 10 runs over the final three innings to thump Yakima Valley Pepsi in the semi-finals.

Oak Harbor scored once in the second inning to tie the game when Rummel walked and scored on Joe Dixon’s hit.

The Wildcats took the lead with three runs in the third behind base hits by Chase Ogden, Fitzgerald, Kloewer and Anderson.

Pepsi scored one in the bottom of the third, then Oak Harbor made it 5-2 win a run in the fourth. Andrew Dixon doubled and scored on Martinez’s sacrifice.

Pepsi added single runs in the fourth and fifth, but Oak Harbor exploded for three in the fifth, two in the sixth and five in seventh.

In the fifth, Andrew Dixon drove in two runs with his second double, and Ogden singled in another.

Singles by Rummel, McCarthy and Joe Dixon led to two runs in the sixth.

Rummel’s bases-loaded triple highlighted the seventh; Ogden, Kloewer and McCarthy also had hits in the inning.

Andrew Dixon led the offense with his pair of doubles, and Kloewer, Rummel, McCarthy and Ogden each had two hits.

Boesch picked up the pitching win.

Oak Harbor 4, East Valley 3

The Wildcats scored all four of their runs in the third inning on the way to taking the title and avenging the earlier loss to East Valley.

In the third inning, Boesch singled, then back-to-back errors led to two runs. Rummel followed with a two-run single.

East Valley scored once in the top of the second. Like the first game, it rallied in the seventh; this time, however, the comeback fell a run shy.

Lovendale tossed a seven-hitter for the win.

Andrew Dixon had two base hits and Boesch, Rummel, Joe Dixon and Ogden one each.

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