Riverdogs 15U team headed to World Series

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Columbia Basin Riverdogs 15U 5, Camas/Washougal All-Stars 4

CAMAS — In the semifinals of the Babe Ruth Regional finals, the Riverdogs fought back to take the lead late and advance to the regional championship Saturday afternoon.

The Riverdogs took an early lead, going up 1-0 after the first inning. Camas/Washougal evened the game in the top of the third, before pulling ahead 4-1 with a trio of runs in the fifth. The Riverdogs cut the lead to two with a run in the bottom of the inning. Three runs in the bottom of the sixth powered the Riverdogs back ahead for good to move on to the Regional final later that day.

The Riverdogs were outhit in the game 12-5, but committed just one error to the All-Stars three. Jack Morrill led the Riverdogs from the plate, finishing 2-3 from the plate, with a pair of stolen bases. Seth Olson scored a pair of runs for the Columbia Basin team in the game, finishing 1-3 from the plate.

CMSW 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 — 4

RVDG 1 0 0 0 1 3 X — 5

Riverdogs 7, Glacier 1

In the Babe Ruth Regional final, the Riverdogs picked up a commanding win to advance to play in the World Series.

The Riverdogs went up 4-1 after two innings, with Glacier cutting the lead to three in the top of the third. Three more runs over the fifth and sixth would help the Columbia Basin squad stretch the advantage back out, never relenting the lead in the game.

The Riverdogs knocked nine hits as a team in the final, with just two errors committed. Avery Passey, Carson Janke and Seth Olson would each notch two hits on the day, including a pair of RBIs for Janke. Olson, Passey and Jacob Martinez would each score a pair of runs as well for Columbia Basin.

Tyson Nicholson started on the mound for the Riverdogs, pitching four innings, allowing one run off one hit with four strikeouts. Collin Visker pitched the final three innings for the Columbia Basin team, allowing no runs off two hits, with a pair of strikeouts.

The Riverdogs 15U team will now get set for the Babe Ruth World Series in Bismarck, North Dakota, beginning on August 8.

GLCR 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 — 1

RVDG 3 1 0 0 2 1 X — 7

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