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Friday, May 29, 2020

Taft bats erupt for doubleheader home sweep of Catlin Gabel

Darius Smith goes all out in Taft’s doubleheader sweep of Catlin Gabel (Photos by Lon French)

Junior Trenton Fisher used his arm in the first game to notch the win in relief and led Taft High with his bat in the second game Friday as the Tigers swept a league home doubleheader over Catlin Gabel at the Pit.

Trenton Fisher pitches . . .

Fisher teamed with junior starter Eli DeMello and some mop-up relief from junior Lucas Hindman for a 22-5 win in five innings in the opening game, while senior starer Bleiz Kimbrough went five innings with support from junior Jordan Hall for an 11-2 win in the second.

“We overcame some adverse conditions early on and played through the wet field and rain,” Taft coach Matt Hilgers said. “We were able to maintain our focus for two games today and come away with two victories.”

. . . Trenton Fisher hits

Senior Cody Knott had a team high two hits and three RBIs in the opener, while sophomore Fco Ramos, senior Tyee Fisher, Kinbrough and Hindman drove home two runs each.

The Tigers, who played error-free defense in the opener, scored in every inning after falling behind 3-0 in the top of the first, including four runs in their half of the frame and 13 times in the second. Kimbrough scored four times and Knott, DeMello, Ramos and Tyee Fisher three times each.

Sophomores Darius Smith and Ethan Thomas, and freshman Kaden Hindman also drove home runs for the Tigers. Knott and Ramos doubled for Taft, which collected eight hits and stole six bases against three Catlin Gabel pitchers.

Darius Smith

The Tigers improved to 8-8 overall and 4-2 in Special District 2 play with its nine-run defeat of the Eagles in the nightcap, which featured a four-run second inning and three-run third for Taft. Catlin Gabel fell to 3-6, 3-3.

Knott and Smith doubled twice each for the Tigers in support of Kimbrough, while Kaden Hindman contributed two singles. Knott, Smith and junior Trenton Hall drove home two runs apiece for Taft, while Knott, DeMello and Smith scored twice each.

Taft returns to action at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at home against Clatskanie on Senior Night.

“We need to maintain the same approach and focus that we have had the last few games and start to show some consistency,” Hilgers said. “There is still a lot of baseball left to be played in league and we have a team coming to our place on Senior Night looking to make a statement.”

Ethan Thomas

GAME 1
Taft 22, Catlin Gabel 5 (5 innings)

CATLIN GABEL        AB  R  H BI    TAFT            AB  R  H BI
Mike Hart            1  1  1  0  Trenton Fisher     4  1  1  0  
Wyatt Hoke           1  1  0  1   Lucas Hindman     1  1  1  2  
Sean Van Zoli        2  1  0  0  Eli DeMello        2  3  0  0  
Jed Walen Stewart    3  0  0  0  Cody Knott         3  3  2  3  
Eamon Walsh          2  1  1  1  Tyee Fisher        1  3  1  2  
Dillion George       1  0  0  0  Bleiz Kimbrough    3  4  0  2  
Braden Wells         3  0  1  1  Fco Ramos          1  3  1  2  
Aiden Sheeran        0  1  0  0  Darius Smith       3  1  1  1  
Dylan Lian           1  0  0  1  Kaden Hindman      2  1  1  1  
                                  Ethan Thomas      1  1  0  1  
                                   Jordan Hall      0  0  0  0  
                                  *Graden Kehr      0  1  0  0  
TOTALS               14  5  3  4  TOTALS           21 22  8 14

CATLIN GABEL              302  00 --  5  
TAFT                      4(13)5x -- 22 

LOB--CATLIN GABLE 8, TAFT  7. E--Aiden
Sheeran-hahnel, Dillion George, Eamon Walsh (3). 2B--Fco
Ramos, Cody Knott. HBP--Wyatt Hoke, Dillion George, Mike
Hart (2), Kaden Hindman. SB--Mike Hart, Tyee Fisher, Lucas
Hindman, Ethan Thomas, Bleiz Kimbrough (2), Eli DeMello.

 CATLIN GABLE                 IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Wyatt Hoke (L)              1.33    6   12    8    5    0    0
Eamon Walsh                 1.00    0    7    0    9    0    0
Jed Walen Stewart           0.67    2    3    0    2    0    0
 TAFT               
Eli DeMello                 0.67    0    3    3    2    1    0
Trenton Fisher (W)          2.00    3    2    2    4    2    0
Lucas Hindman               1.33    0    0    0    1    0    0

PB--Sean Van Zoli, Kaden Hindman. WP--Wyatt Hoke (6).
BALK--Eamon Walsh. SO--Jed Walen Stewart, Dillion George,
Dylan Lian. BB--Aiden Sheeran-hahnel (2), Wyatt Hoke,
Dillion George, Sean Van Zoli, Eamon Walsh, Dylan Lian, Tyee
Fisher (3), Ethan Thomas (2), Bleiz Kimbrough, FCO Ramos
(3), Eli DeMello (3), Kaden Hindman, Jordan Hall, Darius
Smith, Cody Knott.
GAME 2
Taft 11, Catlin Gabel 2

CATLIN GABEL     AB  R  H BI  TAFT             AB  R  H BI
Mike Hart         3  0  0  0  Trenton Fisher    3  1  3  1  
Wyatt Hoke        3  1  0  0  Eli DeMello       4  2  1  0  
Sean Van Zoli     4  0  1  0  Cody Knott        4  2  2  2  
Jed Walen Stewart 3  0  2  1  Tyee Fisher       3  1  1  1  
Eamon Walsh       1  1  0  0   Trenton Hall     1  1  1  2  
Dillion George    3  0  1  0  Bleiz Kimbrough   4  0  1  1  
Braden Wells      2  0  0  0  Fco Ramos         2  1  0  0  
Aiden Sheeran     3  0  0  0  Darius Smith      3  2  2  2  
Dylan Lian        2  0  0  0  Kaden Hindman     3  0  2  1  
                                Ethan Thomas    3  0  0  0  
                                Lucas Hindman0  0  1  0  0  
TOTALS           24  2  4  1  TOTALS           30 11 13 10

CATLIN GABLE               011 000 0 --  2  
TAFT                       043 202 x -- 11 

LOB--CATLIN GABEL 7, TAFT 5. E--Aiden
Sheeran-hahnel, Dillion George, Eamon Walsh, Mike Hart,
Bleiz Kimbrough, Darius Smith. 2B--Jed Walen Stewart, Darius
Smith (2), Cody Knott (2). HBP--Wyatt Hoke, Mike Hart.
SB--Sean Van Zoli, Eamon Walsh, Tyee Fisher, Lucas Hindman,
Fco Ramos (2), Trenton Hall, Kaden Hindman, Darius Smith,
Cody Knott (2).

 CATLIN GABEL             IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR
Kellen Woodcock         1.33    3    2    2    0    0    0
Sean Van Zoli (L)       4.67   10    9    7    4    1    0
 TAFT                   
Bleiz Kimbrough (W)     5.00    4    2    0    2    4    0
Jordan Hall             2.00    0    0    0    2    1    0

WP--Sean Van Zoli (2), Kellen Woodcock. SO--Dillion George,
Sean Van Zoli (2), Dylan Lian, Braden Wells, Tyee Fisher.
BB--Eamon Walsh (2), Dylan Lian, Braden Wells, FCO Ramos
(2), Trenton Fisher, Darius Smith.
Jim Fossum
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