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Jadon Williamson held a no-hitter through five innings for R.A. Long, but Mark Morris made a ferocious comeback which fell short.

The Lumberjacks won the Greater St. Helens 2A League matchup 11-8 in eight innings Monday at Mark Morris after a four-run sixth inning for MM, and a six-run eighth from RAL to sweep the rivalry. 

Williamson recorded 12 strikeouts through the first five frames but his control became shaky as he neared the pitch limit.

A few walks, two hits to the left side and an error put the ‘Jacks down two runs, with Dawson Fritz, Brayden Harris, Jack Shipley and Noah Jenkins crossed home plate.

RAL responded by scoring two runs; Williamson scored on a double from Mitch Berquist, who scored the tying run on an error. RAL scored its first three runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings.

Berquist and Weston Scheurich drove in two runs apiece and the trio of Berquist, Williamson and Ryan Plampin each recorded two hits.

Mark Morris scored three runs in the eighth inning, as Fritz walked and Harris hit a two-RBI single on the next at bat. 

Scheurich pitched the final three innings, striking out five, to earn the win.

R.A. Long is now (9-9, 7-5 in league), and Mark Morris is 4-13, 3-8 in league.

Woodland 5, Washougal 2: Wyatt Wooden and Christian Yager combined to allow just three hits in the Beavers’ Greater St. Helens League 2A road win Monday. Wooden needed only 64 pitches to coast through six innings, with one earned run on three hits and one walk.

Yager struck out all three batters he faced on just 12 pitches to earn a save. Woodland scored twice in the fifth inning and three times in the seventh, as Wyatt Autrey went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run. Yager was credited with an RBI, while Reid Hope scored twice.

Woodland is now 7-11, 3-7 in league.

Mountain View 6, Kelso 0: The Hilanders were held to four hits in a Greater St. Helens 3A League loss on Monday in Vancouver.

For Kelso (12-7, 8-6 league), Alex Ransom hit 2-3, Nate Lonner slapped a double, and Masyn Allison added a hit.

Trevor Hartley started and allowed four earned runs on 10 hits with four strikeouts through five innings, and Korbin Hiatt allowed an earned run on two hits with a strikeout in a relief inning.

SOFTBALL

Hockinson 9, R.A. Long 6: The Hawks scored seven runs in the first three innings, and the Lumberjills couldn’t respond in a Greater St. Helens 2A League game on Monday in Hockinson.

RAL (7-8, 3-5 league) collected 10 hits. Cassidy Donaldson was 2-3 with two doubles and two RBIs, McKinzie Todd was 2-4 and scored two runs, and Lexi Strahan added a hit and an RBI.

Miranda Berquist pitched one-third of an inning, allowing four hits and four earned runs. Lexi Strahan tossed 5 2/3 relief innings, allowing five earned runs on nine hits with three strikeouts.

Ridgefield 15, Mark Morris 0 (3 inn.): The Monarchs lost a Greater St. Helens League 2A road game Monday, though Star Littleleaf and Stephanie Burns went 1-for-2. Kaitlynn Westerby struck out one over three innings Ashley Provolt pitched one-third of an inning. Mark Morris is now 3-12, 1-6 in league.

Kelso 32, Hudson’s Bay 1: The Lassies totaled 29 hits while Courtney Parsons fanned seven over five innings with three hits allowed in their Greater St. Helens League 3A road win Monday.

Hailey Jackson was 2-for-5 with a two run homer, Parsons was 5-for-6 with two doubles, a triple and six RBI. Sister Hailey Parsons was also 5-for-6 with nine RBI, Capri Franzen went 4-for-6 with five runs scored, Samantha Gould was 4-for-6 and Savannah Becker went 2-for-2 with a double.

Coach Dean Sorensen named Gould as a defensive standout, citing some “nice running catches” in left field.

Kelso (10-6, 8-3) has four games remaining in the regular season and hosts Prairie on Wednesday in a game Sorensen believes will decide second and third place in league.

TENNIS

Mark Morris 3, Washougal 3, Mark Morris 3: The Monarchs dropped a Greater St. Helens 2A League match on games won on Monday at home.

Madison Pond won first singles 6-2, 6-1, Katie Troy won second singles 6-2, 6-2, and Chandra Lomax took third singles 6-0, 6-1.

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Jason is a journeyman sports reporter who has covered the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A's, along with a heavy emphasis on the Oakland Raiders. He comes to Cowlitz County from Oakland, Calif. and is a loving father.

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