Alpenrose Dairy heads into today’s championship game of the Mickey Riley Star-Spangled Tournament as the lone unbeaten team following a 7-5 victory on Saturday over Beaverton.
The Red Sox trailed 4-3 after the first inning but tied it up in the second and then took the lead for good in the third on RBI hits by Clayton Winnie and Blake Updike.
Leading 6-5 in the seventh, Alpenrose added an insurance run on a Beaverton error.
The Red Sox will face West Salem/Dallas in today’s title game at 7 p.m.
Alpenrose Dairy 7, Beaverton 5
ALPENROSE DAIRY 312 000 1 — 7 8 1
BEAVERTON 400 001 0 — 5 9 3
Blatt, Ruland (5), Updike (7) and Harris, deNevers (5). Shaw and Dunham. WP: Blatt. LP: Shaw. 2B: Entrikin (AD), Updike (AD) 2, Cowley (B)
Hits: Alpenrose Dairy 8 (Entrikin, Andrews, Moser, Winnie 2, Updike 2, Lusby), Beaverton 9 (Cornwell, Bland 3, Shaw, Cowly 2, Lorentz, Lavey)
RBIs: Alpenrose Dairy 6 (Entrikin, Andrews, Moser, Winnie, Updike, Harris), Beaverton 4 (Hill, Shaw, Cowley 2)
West Salem/Dallas 11,
East County 1 (5)
Leadoff batter Daniel Zachary went 2 for 2 with five RBIs, including a three-run shot in the fifth inning, to lead West Salem/Dallas Wilson Post 20 past East County.
With the victory, the Dirtbags advance to the championship game for a meeting against Alpenrose Dairy.
Post 20 led just 3-1 through three innings before erupting for three in the fourth and five in the fifth to end up winning on the mercy rule.
Jarett Peterson got the win at pitcher, allowing seven hits and one run with four strikeouts and no walks.
Besides Zachary, other top hitters for the Dirtbags included Colby Rice (3 for 3, Kade Fast (2 for 3), Brenden Shaffer (2 for 4) and Ryan Snow (2 for 3).
West Salem/Dallas 11, East County 1 (5)
WEST SALEM/DALLAS 201 35 — 11 15 1
EAST COUNTY 100 00 — 1 7 1
Peterson and Rice. Tilton, Rees (5) and Wolf. WP: Peterson. LP: Tilton. 2B: Groat (WS/D), Snow (WS/D). 3B: Zachary (WS/D). HR: Zachary (WS/D)
Hits: West Salem/Dallas 15 (Zachary 2, Fast 2, Moskal, Groat, Shaffer 2, Snow 2, Cutsforth, Rice 3, Riddell), East County 7 (Wolf, Blanchard, Morris, Farnes, Martin, Cargill, Settle)
RBIs: West Salem/Dallas 11 (Zachary 5, Fast, Groat 2, Shaffer, Snow, Cutsforth), East County 1 (Farnes)