Lefties pitcher Justin Miller throws in the first inning against Walla Walla on Friday night at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Lefties pitcher Justin Miller throws in the first inning against Walla Walla on Friday night at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

LEFTIES: Port Angeles drops a pair to Ridgefield, Walla Walla

PORT ANGELES — The Lefties got off to a good start against the Walla Walla Sweets Friday night, taking a 1-0 lead into the fourth inning, but the Sweets plated seven runs over the next two innings and went on to win 11-3 at Civic Field.

It was the fourth straight West Coast League loss for the Lefties. Port Angeles also lost 4-2 Thursday night on the road against Ridgefield, though the Lefties got some good pitching in that game.

Against Walla Walla, Justin Miller started off with three scoreless innings. He gave up four runs in the fourth, though only one run was earned. Relievers Steven Brooks and Joseph Sinclair couldn’t stem the bleeding, each giving up three earned runs in 3 2/3 innings.

Coleman Schmidt hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. He finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs. Trevor Tishenkel and Nathan Chong each had singles. Bryce Matthews drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and Javy Espinoza walked, scored a run and stole a pair of bases.

Thursday’s game

Ridgefield 4, Port Angeles 2

RIDGEFIELD — Lefties’ pitchers gave up just six hits, no walks and three earned runs, but they could only manage two runs on offense in a 4-2 loss.

Corey Sanchez started, going six innings and giving up two earned runs. He struck out four and walked none. Reliever Zach Ediger took the hard-luck loss in two-thirds of an inning of work in the seventh inning, though he gave up no hits. He allowed the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly.

At the plate, Espinoza went 2-for-5 and Tishenkel went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Carson Crawford hit a double, walked twice, stole a base and drove in a run.

The Lefties played Saturday night against Walla Walla at Civic Field after press deadline. They conclude their series with the Sweets at 1:35 p.m. today at Civic Field. The game can also be viewed online at www.facebook.com/leftiesbaseball.

Walla Walla 11, Port Angeles 3

WW 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 3 1 — 11 12 1

PA 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 — 3 4 2

WP: Hepp. LP: Miller.


WW — Hepp 4 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 5 K; Hurd 4 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 BB, 6 K; Harman IP, K.

PA — Miller 4 IP, H, ER, 2 BB, 6 K; Brooks 0.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER; Sinclair 3.1 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, BB, 5 K; Saunders 1.1 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 K.


WW — Wetterau 2-5 R, 3 RBI; Folz 2-4 2 R RBI; Myro 2-4 2 R, RBI, BB.

PA — Schmidt 2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI; Tishenkel 1-4; Chong 1-3; Matthews 0-3, RBI, SF; Espinoza 0-2, R, BB, 2 SB.

Ridgefield 4, Port Angeles 2

PA 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 — 2 7 1

R’field 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 X — 4 6 1

WP: Walters. LP: Ediger.


PA — Sanchez 6 IP, 5 K 2 ER, 4 K; Sinclair 0.1 IP, K;Sinclair 0.1 IP, K; Ediger 0.2 IP, Z. Thomas IP H, ER.

Ridgefield — Harvey 5 IP, 6 H, ER, 2 BB, 4 K; Walters 2.1 IP, H, 2 BB, 3 K; Nygard 1.2 IP, BB, K.


PA — Tishenkel 2-5, 2B, RBI; Espinoza 2-5; Crawford 1-2, 2B, RBI, 2 BB.

Ridgefield — Chambers 2-4, HR, R, RBI; Peck 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI.

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