Big bats carry Oak Harbor to second place / Baseball

Fueled by a strong offense, the Oak Harbor High School summer baseball team finished second in a tournament at Columbia Basin College in Pasco over the weekend.

After being shutout twice and scoring only 11 runs in four games in their previous tournament, the Wildcats erupted for 55 runs in five games at Pasco.

Oak Harbor fell 8-6 to Mid-Valley of Salem, Ore., in the championship game Sunday evening.

Oak Harbor 10, CVC Baseball 2

At 8 a.m. Saturday, the Wildcats began the tournament with a 10-2, four-inning win over CVC Baseball.

Oak Harbor scored four runs in the first inning and never slowed down.

Taylor Rummel led the assault with three hits and two RBI.

Caleb Fitzgerald had two hits and three runs; Don Kloewer singled and scored three times; Aaron Martinez recorded a hit and three RBI; Joe Dixon singled in two runs; and Andrew Dixon and Thomas Anderson added singles.

Aiden McCarthy picked up the pitching win.

Oak Harbor 13, Columbia Basin River Dogs 9

Oak Harbor came from behind twice to collect the win, including scoring five runs in the final inning.

Kloewer finished with three hits and three RBI, Martinez rapped three hits and drove in two runs; and Rummel had two hits and two RBI. Anderson added two hits, and Austin Boesch, Joe Dixon and Andrew Dixon had one each.

Jack Lovendale earned the pitching win in relief.

Oak Harbor 10, Columbia Reach 3

The Wildcats scored multiple runs in three different innings to roll by Columbia Reach.

Boesch singled twice and pitched a three-hitter for Oak Harbor.

Joe Dixon chipped in with two hits, and Fitzgerald, Kloewers, Martinez and Rummel each singled once.

Oak Harbor 16, West Valley Bees 3

The Wildcats scored four runs in each of the four innings to cruise by the Bees.

Rummel tripled and singled and drove in four runs; Boesch singled three times and scored three runs and Anderson singled twice and scored four times. Kloewer, Joe Dixon and Andrew Dixon added hits.

Corey Roberts pitched a complete game for the Wildcats.

Mid-Valley 8, Oak Harbor 6

After Oak Harbor scored twice in the fifth inning to take a 6-4 lead, Mid-Valley countered with a four-run seventh for the win.

Martinez had three hits, Anderson two and Fitzgerald, Rummel, Andrew Dixon and McCarthy one each.