Camas wraps up baseball, soccer seasons

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The Camas High School baseball and boys soccer teams’ 2022 seasons came to an end in state tournament play on Saturday, May 21.

The Papermakers’ baseball squad fell to Issaquah 6-0 in a 4A state tournament first-round contest at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey, Washington, while the Camas boys soccer team lost to Pasco 3-1 in a 4A state tournament quarterfinal game at Edgar Brown Stadium in Pasco, Washington.

BASEBALL: The Papermakers, seeded ninth in the 16-team tournament, were held to just three hits by Issaquah starting pitcher Maxwell Goldberg, who struck out eight in a complete-game effort.

“We just have our off games,” Camas senior Drew Hancock told The Columbian, the Post-Record’s sister paper. “You can’t be perfect all the time. It’s a tough game.”

No. 8 seed Issaquah scored four two-out runs in the third inning, a rally aided by an error and two wild pitches.

Papermakers pitchers Ethan Hubbell, Max Freser and Ryan McClaskey allowed just four hits but issued eight walks, including two with the bases loaded in the sixth inning that allowed the Eagles to extend their lead.

Camas finished the season with a 15-8 overall record and won the 4A Greater St. Helens League regular-season championship. It took fourth place at the 4A District 3-4 tournament to qualify for the state tournament. 

“For me, (the best part of the  season) was the experiences with my teammates,” Hancock said. “We’ve played together since Little League. We’re all grown up now. It was a good run.”

BOYS SOCCER: The Papermakers surrendered three second-half goals to the top-seeded Bulldogs in their season-ending defeat. 

Kevin Klave scored Camas’ goal with an assist from Jeremy Mohn.

The Papermakers, the 16-team tournament’s No. 9 seed, advanced to the quarterfinal round by beating eighth-seeded Lewis and Clark 1-0 in a first-round state tournament contest on Wednesday, May 18, at Gonzaga Prep High School in Spokane.

JP Warnell scored Camas’ goal in the first half with an assist from Kieran Halsinger. Papermakers goalkeeper Hayden Rouse recorded his second straight shutout and three saves.

Camas (16-4-1 overall) finished in second place in the regular-season 4A GSHL standings and fifth place in the 4A District 3-4 tournament, clinching a state tournament berth with a 2-0 win over Olympia on Friday, May 13.