Camas 10U All-Stars win district championship

Young players head to state tournament July 7

Pitcher Jax Owns throws a shutout to help the Camas 10U All-Star team win the District IV Championship on June 29.

The Camas Little League 10U All-Star baseball team, which is made up of the top players ages 8-10 years old in the league, defeated Fort Vancouver on Fort Vancouver’s own field on Friday, June 29 to win the District IV Championship. The Camas All-Stars started the double elimination tournament on June 23 with convincing wins over Cascade, East County and Fort Vancouver, before losing a close contest to the Fort Vancouver All-Stars on June 28. It set up the title game between the same two teams.

Jax Owens was the starting pitcher for Camas and threw a shutout the first three and two-third innings. Camas was up 6-0 when Owens left the game after throwing 68 pitches. Little League rules prevent pitchers from throwing more than 75 pitches in a game. Lincoln Fogle pitched the fifth inning for the Camas All-Stars. The Fort Vancouver team managed to rally, scoring four runs. That’s when Maile Wong, the lone girl on the Camas All-Star team, who usually plays second base, entered the game in the final inning as pitcher. She faced three batters and managed to get outs on all of them — one, two, three to clinch the championship.

“This is a team that truly trusts each other and wins through good solid defense,” Brian Owens, one of four coaches on the Camas 10U All-Star team, said.

Now, the Camas team moves on to compete at the state tournament in Lynnwood, Washington, which kicks off Saturday, July 7.

The 2018 Camas 10U Little League District IV champions are:

Luke Barner (6)

Lincoln Fogle (2)

Landon Frost (26)

Pierce Harrington (21)

Scott Johnson (29)

Colby McKay (12)

Jax Owns (4)

James Pond (14)

Ben Scholl (28)

Cooper Stainbrook (8)

Liam Wakimoto (1)

Tanner Werry (11)

Evan Wisley (5)

Maile Wong (9)

Manager: James Pond

Coaches: Brian Owens, Will McKay and Larry Larimer.