"Papermaker Baseball News"

5/3/18 - Aburn Mountianview (Postseason Play) 8-3 W

The Varsity Baseball team opened up postseason play with an 8-3 victory over Auburn Mountainview. Ryan Behnke was once again a magician on the mound with his fourth consecutive complete-game victory for the Papermakers. Behnke allowed just 6 hits and 2 earned runs, piling up a season high 8 strikeouts over his 7 inning of work.

On offense, Camas continued to carry their hot bats to the plate as 6 of their 13 hits went for extra bases highlighted by a big two-run blast of the bat of Jason Neve to give the Papermakers a 3-2 lead in the second inning. Trevor Bentley continued to pound out the hits as he came just a homerun shy of hitting for the cycle on his way to a 3 for 4 day, scoring twice, and driving in a run. Sam Malychewski tripled and scored a run while Josh Mansur collected a double and a run as each finished the game 2 for 3. Gideon Malychewski went 1 for 3 with a run and 2 RBI, and Grant Heiser chipped in an RBI triple. Taylor Adams stayed steady going 1 for 3 and Riley Sinclair made his Varsity debut with a smash past third base and later came around to score a run.

Next up for the Papermakers in Bi-District play is a 7:00 pm tilt with Kentlake on Wednesday (5/9/18) at Heritage Park in Puyallup, WA.

5/3/18 - Wilson H.S. Oregon 5-2 W

The Varsity Baseball team completed their regular season schedule on Thursday versus Wilson HS (OR). The 2018 senior class was honored prior to the game before taking down Wilson with the final score of 5-2. Ryan Potter picked up the win throwing 5 innings and allowing just 4 hits and an earned run. Tom Koorn, making his Papermaker debut on the mound, pitched the 6th inning, striking out 2 to earn the hold. Trevor Bentley came in collect his first career save pitching the 7th inning with one strikeout.

On offense, Bentley, Taylor Adams, Sam Malychewski, Jason Neve, Grant Gaudio, and Tom Koorn each had hits. Adams and Malychewski each delivered RBI doubles with Neve driving in two Papermakers in the 3rd inning to put Camas up 5-1.

The Papermakers will travel north on Tuesday, May 8th as they open post-season play at 4:00 pm at Heritage Park (Puyallup, WA) with a Bi-District matchup versus the winner of this Saturday’s game between Rogers (Puyallup) and Auburn Mountainview.

5/1/18 - Heritage 14-2 W

The Varsity Baseball team finished off league play in style with a 14-2 victory in 5 innings over the Heritage Timberwolves. The Camas offense was running hot on Tuesday as they pounded out 19 hits in the game. Trevor Bentley and Josh Mansur each finished 3 for 4 at the plate with Gideon Malychewski, Grant Heiser, Jason Neve and Jacob Trupp also pitching in 2 hits apiece. Grant Gaudio, Nick Preston, and Taylor Adams each had a hit and scored a run as well with the whole lineup chipping in. On the mound, Mansur earned the win in his first career varsity start, pitching 3 innings without allowing an earned run.

The Papermakers will next play on Thursday in their final home game of the season as they celebrate Senior Night versus Wilson HS (OR). All 12 of this year’s seniors will be honored prior to the game with player introductions at 3:45 pm. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 pm.

4/30/18 - Heritage 7-1 W

The Varsity Baseball team defeated Heritage on Monday behind another strong performance on the mound by Ryan Behnke. Behnke delivered his third consecutive complete-game victory, finishing his 7 innings of work with 6 strikeouts and just one earned run. The offense was led by Trevor Bentley, Taylor Adams, and Shane Jamison with each player collecting 2 hits.

The Papermakers will wrap up league play on Tuesday when they visit Heritage High School. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 pm.

4/25/18 - Battle Ground 8-3 W

The Varsity Baseball team got another great performance on the mound from Ryan Behnke in an 8-3 victory on Wednesday. Behnke was backed by another strong defensive effort from the Papermakers led by shortstop Josh Mansur and a couple game-changing catches by Taylor Adams in right field.

Trailing 3-0 heading into the bottom of the 4th, Camas’s offense woke up when Luke Bruno singled to lead off the inning followed by 3 walks and a Battle Ground error. Gideon Malychewski singled in a run to tie the game up, and Josh Mansur drove in the go ahead run with an RBI groundout. Jake Blair was able to bring home another run with a bunt single as the Papermakers finished the inning with a 5-3 lead. Gideon Malychewski stayed hot at the plate going 3 for 3 with a double, RBI, and a run scored. Luke Bruno followed up his three hit effort on Monday versus Union with two more hits and a big two out, two-RBI single to extend Camas’s lead in the 6th.

The Papermakers will wrap up their three game series with Battle Ground tomorrow at BGHS with first pitch scheduled for 4:00 pm.

4/23/18 - Union 11-3 W

The Varsity Baseball team went on the road to defeat the Union Titans 11-3 yesterday. Up 4-3 heading into the 6th inning, the Papermakers offense started clicking as they pulled away from the Titans scoring four times in the 6th and three more runs in the 7th. Luke Bruno finished 3 for 4 with a homerun and double to pace the Makers on offense. Gideon Malychewski, Josh Mansur, and Jake Blair each collected two RBI with Malychewski also starring on defense. Ryan Behnke was outstanding on the mound coming in with the bases loaded and no outs in the 5th inning of a 4-2 game. Behnke was able to get Camas out of the jam and preserve a lead heading into the 6th. Ryan Potter collected the win completing four innings, striking out six Titans, and allowing just three runs. The Papermakers will be at home versus Battle Ground on Wednesday with first pitch scheduled for 4:00 pm.

4/19/18 - Union 9-0 W

The Varsity Baseball team defeated Union on Thursday 9-0. Ryan Behnke twirled a complete game, 1 hit shutout backed by terrific Papermaker defense. Behnke retired 10 straight Titans to begin the game before allowing a hit in the top of the 4th inning, and then put the final 11 batters down in order to finish the game.

Trevor Bentley, Josh Mansur, and Jake Blair paced the offense with each player collecting multiple hits. Bentley finished the game with 2 RBI and a run scored. Blair drove in 3 runs, and Josh Mansur collected a double, 3 runs, and an RBI on the afternoon.

The Varsity Baseball team will again face off with the Titans on Monday at UHS in the final game of their regular season series. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 pm.

4/18/18 - Skyview 4-3 L

The Varsity Baseball team battled Skyview into extra innings on Wednesday with the Storm coming out on top 4-3. Skyview ace, and Gonzaga commit, Daniel Copeland held the Papermakers in check through 5 innings with the Storm holding a 2-1 lead. In the bottom of the 6th, Shane Jamison and Gideon Malychewski each delivered clutch RBI singles to put Camas ahead 3-2. Skyview was able to tie the game up on the top of the 7th sending the game into extra innings where they eventually won 4-3. In his first career varsity start, Michael Quintana was fantastic delivering 5 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run.

4/16/18 - Skyview 6-0 L

The Varsity Baseball team dropped a league contest at Skyview on Monday, 6-0. Riley Sinclair and Josh Mansur were strong in relief combining to throw 2 1/3 hitless innings. On offense, Grant Heiser collected two of the Papermakers five hits on the evening. The Papermakers move to 8-4 on the season and 3-2 in GSHL play. The team will look to bounce back this Wednesday at home as they take on Skyview for the final time in regular season play. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 pm.

4/10/18 - Clark County TODAY.com (HS baseball: Notes and top players from Clark County teams)

“We have a lot of first-year varsity players in the lineup and our learning curve has been pretty steep, but we are continuing to improve as guys are gaining experience,” Camas coach Stephen Short said. “It’s clear that pitching and defense will be the key to our success this season.”

Top Hitters:

  • Luke Bruno: .414 BAwith 14 RBI
  • Taylor Adam: .406 BAwith 14 runs
  • Trevor Bentley: .389 BA with 8 RBI, 10 runs

Top Pitchers:

  • Ryan Potter: 2-0 with 1.47 ERA, 13 strikeouts in 14.1 IP
  • Luke Bruno: 2-0 with 1.91 ERA, 15 strikeouts in 11 IP
  • Sam Malychewski: 1-0, 2 saves, with 0.91 ERA

4/9/18 - Heritage 9-2 W

The Varsity Baseball team defeated Heritage 9-2 on Monday. Luke Bruno moved to 3-0 on the mound needing just 69 pitches over 5 inning of work to put away the Timberwolves. Bruno finished the game with 6 strikeouts and did not allow an earned run. A team effort on offense saw six different Papermakers driving in runs highlighted by Sam Malychewski who finished 2 for 4 including a solo shot over the Heritage scoreboard in right field. The Varsity team squares off with Skyview next week on Monday and Wednesday in a battle for the top spot in the 4A GSHL standings.

Spring Break Week

The Varsity Baseball team finished their spring break trip to Chico, CA and Grants Pass, OR with a record of 2-1. The Papermakers fell to Pleasant Valley (Chico, CA) 9-0 before defeating Chico HS 20-14 and Grants Pass HS (OR) 7-5. Standout players during the trip included Trevor Bentley who finished 6 for 11 with a double, homerun, and 4 RBI; Luke Bruno who hit .500 over the three games including a perfect 5 for 5 against Chico HS and also pitched 3 scoreless innings collecting 6 strikeouts in his start versus Pleasant Valley HS; Taylor Adams also collected 6 hits in 11 at bats including 2 doubles and scored 6 runs; Jason Neve led the way in the win over Grants Pass HS slugging 2 doubles and driving in 2 runs; Ryan Potter delivered five strong innings on the mound picking up the win against Grants Pass with Sam Malychewski collecting the save striking out four over his two innings of work. The Papermakers sit at 7-3 (2-1 in league play) at the halfway point of the regular season and face Heritage HS on Monday in the first of a three game set with the T-Wolves.

3/30/18 - Skyview 6-2 L

The Varsity Baseball team dropped the first game of their 3 game series with Skyview 6-2. Ryan Behnke drew the start and delivered 5 2/3 innings, collecting 5 K's without allowing an earned run. Luke Bruno and Grant Heiser highlighted the offense with each slugging RBI doubles.

The Papermakers will head south to Chico, CA next week to play Pleasant Valley HS (Thursday 4/5 - 4:00 pm) and Chico HS (Friday 4/6 - 4:00 pm), before ending their road trip with a game at Grants Pass HS (OR) on Saturday (4/7) at 11:00 am.

3/29/18 - Battle Ground 8-7 W

The Varsity Baseball team defeated Battle Ground yesterday 8-7 in dramatic fashion moving their record to 2-0 in league play. Trailing three different times in the game, including both the 7th and 8th innings, the Papermakers finally finished off the Tigers in walk-off style with Josh Mansur scoring the winning run on a Taylor Adams groundball. Shane Jamison and Adams each collected 2 hits while Grant Heiser stayed hot at the plate driving in three Papermakers. Riley Sinclair and Sam Malychewski combined for 5 innings of solid relief on the mound allowing just 1 earned run with Malychewski picking up the victory. The Varsity Baseball team will square off with Skyview tomorrow night under the lights at Propstra Stadium with first pitch scheduled for 7:00 pm.

3/28/18 - Union 11-2 W

The Varsity baseball team opened league play with an 11-2 victory over rival Union. Luke Bruno collected his second win of the season on the mound delivering 5 innings and 4 strikeouts, limiting the Titans to just 2 runs. Bruno also chipped in at the plate with a 2 run double in the 4th inning extending the Papermakers lead to 7-2. The offense was rolling for Camas as 7 different players collected hits led by Trevor Bentley, Grant Heiser, and Gideon Malychewski each finishing the game 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The Papermakers will be at home again today as they square off against the Battle Ground Tigers with the first pitch scheduled for 4:00 pm.

3/21/18 - Hockinson 7-3 W

The Varsity Baseball team defeated Hockinson 7-3 led by Ryan Behnke on the mound. Behnke pitched 4 innings collecting the win with 7 strikeouts and zero earned runs.

The JV team won 7-1 against Hockinson. Clint French threw four strong innings allowing only one unearned run, while Christian Geigenmiller finished the last three innings giving up no runs and striking out 6. At the plate Gavin Holley went 3 for 4 with 4 stolen bases and 3 runs scored, Cameron Smith went 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Jackson Preston was 1 for 3 with 2 RBI.

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CHS Trounces Union 9-0

04/18/18 - The Camas varsity baseball team is proving it can play toe-to-toe with one of the best teams in the state.

Now, the challenge is to get past Skyview, which finished third in the state last season and competes with Camas in the 4A Greater St. Helens league.

Most of Skyview’s starters from last season are still on the field, including ace pitcher Daniel Copeland, who signed with Gonzaga University to pitch for the Bulldogs next season. Read more at the CW Post Record