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White Salmon claims another Babe Ruth title

Catcher Tylan Webster drives a 3-0, two-out pitch to right-center to knock in the game-winning runs

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Catcher Tylan Webster drives a 3-0, two-out pitch to right-center to knock in the game-winning runs



White Salmon’s Babe Ruth team captured its fourth consecutive Columbia Gorge Babe Ruth League championship last Sunday in The Dalles with an 11-3 victory over East Cascade Electric, of The Dalles.

The hometown team defeated Goldendale, 11-1 in five innings, in the first of two semifinal games on Saturday.

Before Saturday’s semifinal, White Salmon manager Eric Crause said, “This might be our best team yet, but we’ve still got two games to go.”

White Salmon started its four-year run of Babe Ruth championships in 2012 when that team went 19-0.

In Saturday’s 11-1 win, Tylan Webster, with the score 9-1, drove in the winning runs with a two-out, bases-loaded double to right-center. It was his second run-scoring double and fourth hit of the game. He finished 4-for-4 with three runs batted in and two runs scored to earn the offensive player of the game award.

Trenton Howard went 1-for-1 with two walks, three runs scored, two stolen bases, and a sacrifice fly, and was named outstanding player of the game. William Gross contributed a double and two RBI.

Pitcher Goodwillie worked all five innings for White Salmon. He allowed one hit (in the fifth frame), walked two, and hit a batter. The one run he yielded (in the fourth) was unearned.

Details of Sunday’s championship game were unavailable at press time.



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