By Pierre LaBossiere and Michael Carman
Peninsula Daily News
LONGVIEW — Wilder Senior used a six-run outburst in the sixth inning to pull away, beating Black Hills 10-4 in their opener at the Red Devil Classic.
Wilder entered the sixth inning in Friday’s game up just 4-3. They did most of their damage with two outs in the inning and most of it without the benefit of base hits.
Wilder scored one run on an error to make it 5-3, then with two out and the bases loaded, Tyler Bowen had a clutch RBI single to pad the lead at 6-3.
After that, the Wilder batters used their patience at the plate, as Hayden Woods drove in a run with a bases-loaded walk, Wyatt Hall was hit by a pitch and Joel Wood drove in a third run with another walk.
Wilder ended up with 12 hits and six walks as they clogged the basepaths with runners all game. Milo Whitman was 2 for 4 with a double, run scored and an RBI. Ethan Flodstrom had a perfect day, going 2 for 2 with a double, two walks, two runs scored and an RBI.
Tyler Bowen was 2 for 4 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base. Woods was 2 for 3 with a run scored, two RBIs and a walk and Hall was 2 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs.
On the mound, Timmy Adams started, going four innings and giving up two earned runs on five hits. He struck out two and walked two. Bowen pitched the final three innings, giving up just one hit and no earned runs. He struck out two and walked three. Bowen picked up the win for Wilder.
Wilder (17-8 overall) continues playing at the Red Devil Classic today.
Wilder AAA 10, Black Hills 4
BH 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 — 4 6 2
Wilder 0 1 3 0 0 6 x — 10 12 4
Wilder — Adams 4IP, 5H, 2ER, 2K, 2BB; Bowen 3IP, H, 2K, 3BB.
Wilder — Whitman 2-4, 2B, R, RBI; Flodstrom 2-2, 2B, 2R, RBI, 2BB; Bowen 2-4, R, RBI, SB; Woods 2-3, R, 2RBI, BB; Hall 2-3, R, 2RBI, HBP; Guerrero 1-5, 2R; Merritt 1-2, R, BB.
Wilder AAA splits with Bellingham
BELLINGHAM — Wilder AAA split its final American Legion regular season games against Bellingham Post 7, winning 2-1 in the opener and falling in a 7-5 loss in the nightcap Thursday at Sehome High School.
The outcome of the doubleheader earned Wilder AAA (13-3, 16-8) a share of the Area 1 League Championship with Lakeside, a team Wilder split four regular-season contests with earlier this summer.
Wilder yielded 14 hits in the second game, the final two coming on bunt singles that brought home Bellingham runs.
Wilder was efficient offensively, scoring five runs on seven hits, but was held scoreless over the final three frames.
Gavin Guerrero and Milo Whitman led the way offensively with two hits, including a double, each.
In the opener, Ethan Flodstrom’s seventh-inning RBI triple was the difference for Wilder in a 2-1 squeaker.
Hayden Woods relieved Wilder ace Brody Merritt after two innings and struck out six while allowing no runs on two hits and a pair of walks.
Wyatt Hall drove in Wilder’s initial run with a two-out single to center to score Milo Whitman who had drawn a walk to open the inning.
Wilder AAA 2, Bellingham 1
Wilder 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 — 2 6 2
Bell. 0 1 0 0 0 0 0— 1 3 2
Wilder — Merritt 2IP, H, R, 3BB, 2K; Woods 5IP, 2H, 2BB, 6K.
Wilder — Flodstrom 1-4, 3B, RBI; Guerrero 1-3, R; Hall 1-3, RBI; Adams 1-3, 2B; Jarnagin 1-3, 3B.
Bellingham 7, Wilder AAA 5
Wilder 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 — 5 7 1
Bell. 0 2 1 2 0 0 2— 7 14 2
Wilder — Bradow 4IP, 9H, 5R, 3ER, 2BB; Scofield 2.1IP, 5H, 2ER, 2BB.
Wilder — Guerrero 2-4, SB, 2B, R, RBI; Whitman 2-4, 2B, R, RBI; Bowen 1-3, SB, R; Wood 0-3, SAC, RBI; Hall 1-3, SB, R; Bradow 1-1; Merritt 0-0, 3BB, R.