Camas, Union baseball and softball teams clash Wednesday

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Sam Christopher slides into home plate and scores the tying run for the Camas baseball team in the bottom of the seventh inning Monday. Mountain View regained the lead in the eighth and won the game 7-6.

Papermakers and Titans are headed for a collision on the diamond Wednesday, at Camas High School. First pitches are scheduled for 4 p.m.

Mountain View rallied from a 5-0 deficit to defeat the Camas baseball team 7-6 in eight innings Monday, in Camas.

Jared Bentley hit a scalding ground ball up the middle that the Mountain View second baseman smothered on a dive. He got the force out at second base, but Bentley beat the throw to first to break up a game-ending double play. The ball got away from the first baseman, and that allowed Sam Christopher to score the tying run for Camas on a slide into home plate.

Mountain View regained the lead in the eighth inning on an error, walk and base hit up the middle. Camas couldn’t counter in the bottom half.

The Papermakers are 3-3 in league as they begin their second rotation starting with Union Wednesday.

Over on the softball diamond, the Papermakers defeated Kelso 4-2 Monday to improve to 6-1 on the season. Camas hosts Union for its first league game Wednesday.

The Papermakers gained a 3-0 advantage after the first three innings Monday. Emma Jimenez drilled a one-out triple in the bottom of the sixth inning. Abby Wong brought her home with a double to give Camas a 4-0 lead.

Katie Schroeder took a one-hitter into the top of the seventh inning. The Hilanders broke through with a couple of runs, before Schroeder shut them down on a strikeout and a pop out to Allie Hancock.

The Camas softball team split its two games in Richland Saturday. Kamiakin beat the Papermakers 6-0 in the morning. Camas earned a 6-4 victory against Richland in the afternoon. Schroeder, Jimenez, Hancock and Maddie Neely knocked in runs. Schroeder also gained 10 strikeouts in seven innings pitched.

The Papermakers defeated Columbia River 10-3 March 24, in Camas. Tori O’Neill, McKinley Johnson and Hancock each drilled in two runs.

The Camas baseball team outlasted Evergreen in a 12-6 slugfest March 24. Sam Jones drove in three runs on two doubles. Hunter Bruno and Liam Fitzpatrick both had 2 RBI. Bentley, Reid Conlee, Tucker Parker and Zach Pfeifer each knocked in a run.