Wilder Baseball Club

AMERICAN LEGION: Wilder Senior wins behind Bear pitching gem

Wilder Jr. and Wilder A win weekend games

PORT ANGELES — Wilder Senior’s Conner Bear struck out 12 and allowed just one earned run as Wilder got back in the win column, beating Excelsior 5-1 in their Friday Dick Brown Memorial Firecracker tournament game.

Bear, a Sequim graduate who now plays for Hesston College in Kansas, went 6⅔ innings. He allowed only four hits through six, but in the seventh, Excelsior broke through for a run with three singles. Brian Guttormsen got the final out and a grounder with two runners on base in the seventh to earn a save.

Conner Bear, Hesston College and Wilder Senior Baseball Club

Conner Bear, Hesston College and Wilder Senior Baseball Club

Ezra Townsend went 2-for-4 and scored a run when he stole home base in the first inning in a double steal with Colton Romero. Romero finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base. Alex Angevine had a hit and an RBI, while Jordan Shumway had a hit and a run scored.

Wilder (9-11 overall) is now 1-1 in the Dick Brown tournament with a 5-0 loss Thursday to the Shoreline Royals. Shoreline scored four of its runs in the first inning, so Wilder Senior has allowed just two runs to score over the team’s last 13 innings.

Wilder Senior plays at 7 p.m. Saturday against the WBC Colts Red 18U team, then waits to see when the team’s next game is on Sunday.

Wilder Sr. 5, Excelsior 1

WSr. 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 — 5 9 2

Exc. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 — 1 7 2

WP: Bear SV: Guttormsen.

Pitching

Wilder Sr. — 6.2 IP, 7 H, ER, 12 K; Guttormsen 0.1 IP.

Hitting

Wilder Sr. — Townsend 2-4, R, SB; Romero 2-4, RBI, SB; Angevine 1-4, RBI; Shumway 1-3, R; Alton 1-3; White 1-1; Merideth 0-2, R.

Wilder Junior

PORT ANGELES — Wilder Junior got plenty of offense, including some clutch sixth-inning hits Saturday in winning three games this weekend at Volunteer Park against a traveling WBS Colts team.

Wilder Jr.’s record improved to 12-6 with the victories. Wilder Jr. won a Saturday afternoon game 4-3, a Saturday morning 20-6 and a Friday game 12-8.

In the latest game, Wilder Jr. and the Colts were locked in a 3-3 battle for most of the contest. In the bottom of the sixth, Landon Olson got on base after being hit by a pitch. He went to second base on an error by the pitcher on an attempted pickoff, then moved to third base by tagging up after a fly ball out.

Trae Hanan then hit a clutch run-scoring single to give Wilder Jr. the lead. Later in the inning, Hanan nearly scored an insurance run on a single by Bryce DeLeon, but he was thrown out at the plate.

With only a one-run lead, reliever Brady Rudd got three straight Colts’ hitters out in the top of the seventh to earn the save. Gunner Rogers won the game, going five innings, allowing four hits and one earned run. He struck out six.

Lincoln Bear was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a double, while Brandt Perry was 2-for-3.

In Saturday’s morning game, the Colts actually got up 3-0 after the first winning, but Wilder got six runs in the second, seven in the third and seven more in the fourth to run away with it.

Rogers was 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored and three RBIs. Bear was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a walk, while Ethan Staples was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, three RBIs and two stolen bases.

Olson, Brayden Martin, Jack Delgado and Hunter Stratford all scored three runs. DeLeon scored two runs, and collected two RBIs, two stolen bases and a hit.

Kody Williams got the victory on the mound, going two innings and allowing two hits and two earned runs while striking out five.

In Friday’s game, Wilder Jr. scored seven runs in the fourth to build up a big lead. The Colts rallied with five runs in the sixth to make it 9-7, but Wilder Jr. responded with another three runs in the bottom of the inning and held on for the win.

Hanan was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two walks and an RBI. Staples was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs, while Rogers was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. DeLeon was 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI and two stolen bases.

Staples pitched five innings to earn the victory, allowing two earned runs. He struck out seven. Bear struck out three in 1⅔ innings, allowing just one hit.

Wilder Jr. 4, Colts 2

Colts 2 0 1 0 0 0 — 3 9 3

WJr. 3 0 0 0 1 x — 4 7 0

WP: Rogers SV: Rudd

Pitching

Wilder Jr. — Hanan IP, 5 H, 2 ER; Rogers 5 IP, 4 H, ER, 6 K; Rudd IP.

Hitting

Wilder Jr. — Bear 2-3, 2B, RBI; Perry 2-3, Hanan 1-3, RBI; Olson 1-2, 2 R, SB, HBP.

Wilder Jr. 20, Colts 6

Colts 3 0 0 3 x x x — 6 5 5

WJr. 0 6 7 7 x x x — 20 12 1

Pitching

WP: Williams

Wilder Jr. — Laboy 2 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, 2 K; Williams 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 5 K.

Hitting

Wilder Jr. — Rogers 2-3, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI; L. Bear 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, BB; Staples 2-4 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 SB; Indelicato 1-3, R, 2 RBI, BB; DeLeon 1-1, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB; Perry 1-3, RBI, BB; Martin 1-2, 3 R, RBI; Delgado 1-2, 3 R, RBI, 2 BB; Stratford 1-1, 3 R; Olson 0-3, 3 R, RBI.

Wilder Jr. 12, Colts 8

Colts 0 0 1 1 0 5 1 — 8 9 5

WJr. 0 0 0 7 2 3 x — 12 14 3

WP: Staples

Pitching

Wilder Jr. — Staples 5 IP, 2 ER, 7 K; Delgado 0.1 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, K; Bear 1.2 IP, H, 3 K.

Hitting

Wilder Jr. — Hanan 3-4, 2 R, RBI, 2 BB; Staples 2-3 R, 2 RBI; Rogers 2-4, 2 R; Olson 2-4, 2B, R, RBI; DeLeon 2-3, R, RBI, 2 SB.

Wilder A

PORT ANGELES — Wilder A scored a game-tying run in the sixth and a game-winning run in the seventh for a wild 15-14 win over the WBS Colts White team Friday.

Wilder A scored in every inning, including seven runs in the third.

Bubba Hernandez had a huge game going 2-for-2 with a two-run double. He ended up with two runs scored, four RBIs and three walks.

Carson Waddell was 3-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and two stolen bases. Carston Seibel 2-for-3, two runs, two walks and a stolen base. Easton Fisher had a hit and two RBIs.

Seibel got the victory on the mound, going 2⅔ innings and allowing three earned runs on four hits. Ryland Proiette pitched a scoreless seventh inning to earn a save. Garrett Buerer also pitched two innings, allowing just one earned run on two hits.

Wilder A’s record is 11-3. They play two games Sunday at Volunteer Park, one at 10 a.m. against an opponent to be determined and the other at 2:30 p.m. against the Wilder Juniors. Wilder Jr. also plays the Colts again at noon Sunday at Volunteer Field.

Wilder A 15, WBS Colts White 14

WA 3 1 7 1 1 1 1 — 15 11 7

Colts 1 3 2 4 4 0 0 — 14 12 5

WP: Seibel. SV: Proiette.

Pitching

Wilder A — Seibel 2.2 IP, 7 H, 3 ER; Buerer 2 IP, 2 H, ER; Dunn 1.1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER; Proiette IP.

Hitting

Wilder A — Waddell 3-4, R, RBI, 2 SB; Hernandez 2-2, 2B, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 2 R; Seibel 2-3, 2 R, 2 BB, SB; Wilson 1-3, R, RBI; Fisher 1-3, 2 RBI.

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