DEMARINI DIRTBAGS 3, COLUMBIA GORGE HUSTLERS 2 — Kade Fast went 3-for-5 with one run and one RBI and Connor Mattison pitched eight steady innings to keep the DeMarini Dirtbags unbeaten at the state tournament.
The Dirtbags will face another Salem-area team, the Canyon Crushers, at 7 tonight in a battle of 2-0 teams.
Mattison scattered seven hits with five strikeouts and three walks to earn the victory, while Spencer DesBiens was 2-for-4 with one run scored for the Dirtbags.
Columbia Gorge (16-8) will play an elimination game at 3:30 p.m. today against the NW Star East County Knights. Steve Bartells went 2-for-3 with one run and one RBI and Nick Weekly 3-for-4 with one RBI to lead the Hustlers.
DeMarini Dirtbags 100 001 100 — 3 7 1
Columbia Gorge Hustlers 000 010 010 — 2 7 1
Mattison, Peterson (9) and Moskal; Walker, Watt (7) and Copper. W — Mattison. L — Walker. S — Peterson. 2B — D: Fast; CG: Bartells.