PREP BASEBALL: Port Angeles loses in a slugfest in state opener 8-7 to W.F. West

Roughriders finish season 19-7

Port Angeles Roughriders

VANCOUVER — The Port Angeles baseball team gave W.F. West all it could handle with a five-run third inning, but it wasn’t enough as the Roughriders lost their state 2A baseball tournament opener 8-7 to the Warriors.

The Riders finish their season 19-7 as they couldn’t get out of the single-elimination stage of the state tournament.

Jordan Shumway had a monster game, going 2-for-3 with a run scored, three RBIs and a walk. He had a clutch two-run single in the five-run third.

W.F. West, ranked No. 7 at state, got up 4-1 after the first inning, but the Riders fought back to take a 7-4 lead. W.F. West scored three in the fourth to tie it and one in the fifth to take the lead. Port Angeles was unable to push across a run in the final four innings.

Ezra Townsend and Colton Romero each hit doubles, while Kaleb Mullen had an RBI on a sacrifice fly.

Nate Basden had a hit, two runs scored, an RBI and a walk.

On the mound, Romero went 3⅓ innings, allowing five hits and six earned runs while striking out six. Brayden Martin pitched 2⅔ innings, allowing two hits, no earned runs and striking out four.

It was the final game for seniors Romero, Brian Guttormsen, Townsend, Aiden Swenson and Mullen. Starters Alex Angevine, Shumway, Basden, Luke Flodstrom, Tate Alton, Joshiah Gooding and Rylan Politika are back next year.

W.F. West went on to lose to Columbia River 6-3 in the state quarterfinals. North Kitsap was beaten 8-4 by Lynden in another quarterfinal. The semifinal teams that will play in Bellingham next weekend are Lynden vs. Columbia River and Anacortes vs. Enumclaw.

W.F. West 8, Port Angeles 7

PA 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 — 7 5 2

WFW 4 0 0 3 1 0 x — 8 9 1


Port Angeles — Romero 3.1 IP, 5 H, 6 ER, 3 K; Martin 2.2 IP, 2 H, 4 K.


Port Angeles — Shumway 2-3, R, 3 RBI, BB; Townsend 1-4, 2B; Basden 1-2, 2 R, RBI, BB; Romero 1-4, 2B; Mullen 0-3, RBI, SF.

More in Sports

Chris DuBois battles the elements on the road during Saturday’s Gravel Unravel in the mountains northwest of Quilcene. DuBois, of Seattle, raced on the 55-mile-long course. (Dan James/Peninsula Adventure Sports)
Port Angeles Lefties.
WEST COAST LEAGUE: Lefties give Knights all they can handle

The Port Angeles Lefties gave the defending West Coast… Continue reading

Carston Seibel (No. 7) had a hit and an RBI in the first game of a doubleheader against Whatcom Post No. 7 on Saturday at Volunteer Field. (Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News)
AMERICAN LEGION: Wilder Jr. sweeps Whatcom AA

The Wilder Junior Baseball Club won one game easily… Continue reading

Port Angeles lefties
WEST COAST LEAGUE: Lefties lose pair of close ones against defending champion Corvallis

The Port Angeles Lefties gave the Corvallis Knights everything they… Continue reading

East Jefferson's Athletic Director Shelby Box in Shelby, Mont.
EAST JEFFERSON: Rivals athletic director Shelby Box wins InSideOut award

East Jefferson Athletic Director Shelby Box will be presented… Continue reading

LEFTIES: Port Angeles a call away from a Walla Walla sweep

Umpire disagrees with timing of home plate tag

SPORTS ON TELEVISION: Weekend sports broadcasts

SPORTS ON TELEVISION Friday 11 a.m. ESPN NCAA Baseball, World Series Virginia… Continue reading

Arlington angler John Nunnally caught this king in July 2020 while fishing near Skagway off Neah Bay with his cousin Chad Huffman. The fish weighed in at 31.7 pounds at Mason's Resort in Sekiu.
OUTDOORS: King quota up off Neah Bay, coho totals down

OCEAN-GOING ANGLERS will open the summer salmon season next Friday when the… Continue reading