Papermakers unable to solve Heritage

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The Camas baseball team picked up league wins against Battle Ground and Evergreen, but the Papermakers were unable to get the best of the Heritage Timberwolves Monday.

Camas scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning to tie the game at 2-2, but Heritage added three runs in the second, and one in the third and fifth innings. Camas scratched and clawed for two more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, before Heritage buckled down, got the last out of the game and earned a 7-4 victory.

Trent Johnson and Dylan White each had two hits for the Papermakers. Tyler Hows delivered a double. Reid Conlee and Tyler Hallead both had an RBI. Luke Minder pitched four strong innings and gained five strikeouts.

Camas beat Battle Ground 2-1 Thursday, behind the pitching of Hallead. The senior held the Tigers to five hits in seven innings pitched. Hallead also knocked in the first run of the game on a ground out. Spencer Hunt drove in the decisive run with a single in the fifth inning. Battle Ground scored an unearned run on a throwing error with two outs in the seventh inning. Hallead got the next batter to fly out to center field to end the game.

Camas held on to beat Evergreen 7-6 Friday, in a game that got a little too close for comfort.

The Papermakers built a 7-1 advantage. White pitched four scoreless innings to start the game. Hows and Reilly Hennessey each had two hits, and Conlee delivered a 2-run single. The Plainsmen rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, before Nolan Hunt struck out the last batter of the game.

Camas battled Skyview for six innings April 8, before the Storm pulled away for an 8-3 victory.

Down 2-0, Johnson hit a one-out double down the left field line in the top of the third inning. Blake Christopher followed with a sharp single that moved Johnson to third base. White then hit the first pitch he saw over the left field fence for a 3-run home run, and a 3-2 Camas lead.

Skyview regained a 4-3 advantage in the bottom of the third, added a run in the fourth and broke the game open with three more runs in the sixth.

Camas plays at Union Wednesday, hosts Skyview Friday and goes to Battle Ground Monday. All three games start at 4 p.m.