Wunker throws 5-hit shutout

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The Husky baseball team closed a five-hit, nine-inning shutout 2-0 at Molalla Thursday afternoon.

“This was a pitchers’ duel all the way,” Coach Dan Tow said. “Both pitchers threw very well, and both defenses were sharp. Randy Wunker was just very sharp from beginning to end. We got out of a no-out, bases-loaded jam in the fifth inning, and that was huge.

“Josh Marvin led off the ninth with a single. Then after a fly out, Mike Nagamatsu doubled moving Marvin to third. B.J. Emmert came up and singled, scoring both Marvin and Nagamatsu to give us our two runs.

“Wunkeer got all three batters to pop out in the infield to preserve the win in the bottom of the ninth.

“The kids did a great job battling and hanging tough until we finally came through with some big hits to get the victory.”

At the mound, Wunker struck out four batters and walked none. For Molalla, Sandberg struck out eight Huskies and walked none. he was relieved by Kropicka.

At bats, Nagamatsu led the Huskies going 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Marvin went 1-3 to score the winning run. Jake Gaskey and Wunker each went 1-3. Emmert went 1-4, singling to record two RBIs.

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Cascade 11

In a nine-inning marathon, the Husky baseball team edged out Cascade 12-11 at home on April 24.

“This was another great Capital Conference baseball game,” Coach Dan Tow said.

Cascade slipped three runs in during the third to start scoring in the game. The Huskies answered with five runs of their own.

“They had a three-run home run in the fifth to tie the game,” Coach Tow said. “Then we went ahead by one in the bottom of the fifth. They went up by three in the seventh, and with two outs in the seventh, Richard Erevia hit a three-run home run to tie the game.

“B.J. Emmert pitched outstanding in the eighth and ninth innings, and in the bottom of the ninth, Emmert singled. Erevia was walked intentionally, and then with two out, Jake Gaskey singled and Emmert scored the winning run.

“It was a game with a lot of emotional ups and downs for both clubs, but our kids showed a lot of character and desire and pulled out a great victory.”

Erevia went 2-4 with the three-run home run and four RBIs. Matt Matuszak went 2-4, with a double. Gaskey went 2-3. Emmert and Andy Ellis each had two hits.

Nelson hit the three-run home run in the fifth for Cascade to tie the game 7-7.

Emmert, 3-0, was the winning pitcher, with two strikeouts and no walks. Mike Nagamatsu started. He was relieved by Randy Wunker.

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Newport 7 5

The Husky baseball team hosted and defeated Newport 12-7 and 7-5 in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon.

“B.J. Emmert pitched a nice game considering the nasty conditions, I thought,” Coach Dan Tow said. “Our kids hit the ball wrell from top to bottom, and we were really in control from the start. I thought we did a good job getting an early lead, which is something we wanted to accomplish.”

At bats, Emmert went 3-3. Andy Ellis went 3-5 with a double. Josh Bondesen went 2-3. Randy Wunker went 1-2, hitting a three-run home run and earning four RBIs total.

Muñoz went 2-2 for Newport scoring two solo home runs.

At the mound, Emmert, 4-0, pitched five strikeouts and walked two.

In the second game, “Richard (Erevia) and Josh (Bondesen) both threw well in this one,” Coach Tow said. “We actually did not giv up an earned run and only gave up five hits. We jumped out to an early lead and kind of just held on. We made some defensive mistakes late that allowed them to score a few runs, but we held on for the win. It was good for us to get two victories against a quality program.”

At the mound, Erevia, 1-1, struck out four batters and walked three.

At bats Mike Nagamatsu went 3-4. Erevia went 2-3. Jason Rassbach went 1-2 with two RBIs.

For Newport, Dundus went 2-3.

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