Oak Harbor takes 6th in Yakima / 18U baseball

The Oak Harbor 18U baseball team finished in sixth place in the 37th annual Firecracker Tournament July 6-8 in Yakima.

Oak Harbor collected one win in five games in the eight-team tournament to set its season record at 8-15.

Yakima Beetles 2, Oak Harbor 1

Oak Harbor scored in the first inning and then was blanked the rest of the way in the opening game loss Friday, July 6.

The Wildcats’ Austin Boesch led off the game by reaching on an error and later scored on a single by Joe Dixon.

Boesch, Andrew Dixon and Donny Kloewer also had base hits in the game for Oak Harbor.

Oak Harbor left eight men on base, including six in scoring position.

Jack Lovendale, Kyto Morrow and Will Ray combined to pitch a six-hitter.

The Beetles scored an unearned run in the fifth to take the lead for good.

Mercedes-Benz of Seattle 13, Oak Harbor 1

Mercedes-Benz scored six runs in both the second and third innings on the way to the five-inning win Friday.

Oak Harbor had only three hits, a double by Jake Pease and singles by Andrew Dixon and Joe Dixon.

Oak Harbor 5, Yakima Dirt Dawgs 2

Leading 1-0, Oak Harbor tacked on four runs in the top of the sixth inning to claim the win Saturday.

Andrew Dixon walked and scored on Pease’s single to get Oak Harbor on the board in the second inning.

In the sixth, Thomas Anderson was hit by a pitch, Andrew Dixon singled and Morrow walked to load the bases. After a fielder’s choice cut down Anderson at the plate, Pease was hit by a pitch, forcing in Andrew Dixon.

Jacksyn Pawlowicz fielder’s choice scored Morrow, and singles by Kloewer and Boesch plated two more runs.

Boesch finished with two hits; Kloewer, Joe Dixon, Andrew Dixon, Morrow and Pease all added singles.

Lovendale picked up the win, tossing the first five innings, allowing two hits and striking out four.

Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak 14, Oak Harbor 0

Pepsi scored seven runs in the first inning and six in the second to stroll to the win Saturday.

The winners pounded out 15 hits, including three doubles and three triples.

Oak Harbor collected only three hits, singles by Joe Dixon, Anderson and Morrow.

Dirt Dawgs 3, Oak Harbor 2

The Dirt Dawgs avenged the earlier loss by taking the game for fifth and sixth place Sunday.

Down 1-0, Oak Harbor took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Kloewer walked and Joe Dixon was hit by a pitch to get things started. Anderson’s single drove in Kloewer and Dixon scored on an error.

The Dirt Dawgs countered by scoring two runs in the sixth inning to regain the lead.

Oak Harbor left 11 men on base; the Dirt Dawgs stranded only two.

Aaron Martinez stroked a triple and single; Anderson had a double and single; and Andrew Dixon singled twice for Oak Harbor.

Joe Dixon, Morrow and Jacob Palbicki all singled.

Boesch pitched a seven-hitter with three strikeouts and no walks.

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