2019 Season News
With Heiser, Camas baseball catches on to success
Catcher leads Papermakers into 4A state regionals
Camas 4A Bi-District Champions Celebrate
Camas rallies to capture 4A bi-district championship over Puyallup, 10-6
Bomb and cannon from Forner lifts Camas to victory
Camas baseball gets it done...
Camas headed to 4A state baseball
Papermakers beat Auburn Mountainview 3-1 to earn first state berth since '11
Riley Sinclair has worked his way to being the Camas Papermakers’ ace, thriving on pressure moments and big-game situations. Tuesday was another in a season full of them for the junior pitcher, and it helped the Papermakers get to a stage it hasn’t been since 2011: the state playoffs.
Sinclair held Auburn Mountainview to four hits and struck out six batters over 6 2/3 innings in Camas’ 3-1 win over the Lions in the teams’ 4A bi-district winner-to-state baseball game at Propstra Stadium. Read more... The Columbian
HS Baseball: Celebrating the league champions
May 6, 2019
The top four baseball teams in the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League all had signature wins this season. Halfway through the campaign, there was no clear-cut favorite.
Then Camas went on a roll.
“It’s been a grind to get there,” Camas coach Stephen Short said. “It feels fantastic, especially for the kids. The way we did it was exciting. We had to win four of our last five league games, including those two over Skyview. We had our backs against the wall.”
Now, it is Camas standing atop that wall. Read more... ClarkCounty.TODAY
Camas Baseball Clinches 4A GSHL Crown
4/29/19 - Battle Ground 4-3 W
Lead-off hitter Tyler Forner’s two-out single in the 11th inning scored Shane Jamison for Camas’ eventual game-winning run in its 4-3 win over Battle Ground in Monday’s 4A Greater St. Helens League baseball game.
The victory, coupled with Union’s win over Skyview on Monday, clinches the league title for the Papermakers with one regular-season game remaining Tuesday.
Trailing 3-1 in the seventh, Battle Ground tied the game by scoring two runs off a wild pitch and an error. Both teams remained scoreless until the 11th inning.
Jamison and Gideon Malychewski singled to lead off the inning before Forner’s single on a line drive to center field. Forner, Malychewski and Jamison each had two hits for Camas.
4/25/19 - Skyview 7-6 W
The Papermakers defeated Skyview 7-6 in dramatic fashion Thursday afternoon. In a game that saw the lead change five times, Jake Trupp delivered a walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the 7th inning scoring Grant Heiser from first base. Heiser who finished 1 for 2 with a double, RBI, and 2 runs, drew a leadoff walk before eventually coming around to score the winning run.
The Papermaker’s used a balanced attack on offense with seven players collecting hits led by multi-hit days from Tyler Forner and Shane Jamison. Forner finished the game 2 for 4 with a triple and 2 RBI while Jamison scored 3 runs and finished 2 for 2.
Dante Humble was the star of the day in this game both on the mound and at the plate. Humble delivered 5.1 innings of relief holding the Storm to 4 hits and 1 earned run to earn the win. After taking over on the mound in the top of the 2nd inning, Humble would deliver a much needed 2-run double cutting the Skyview lead to 3-2 and igniting the Papermaker’s offense.
The win moves the Papermakers atop the GSHL standings at 8-2 as they prepare for their final two league games next week versus Battle Ground.
4/24/19 - Skyview 4-3 W
For seven innings Wednesday, Skyview’s Ryan Pitts and Camas’ Riley Sinclair went to war.
A good old-fashioned pitchers’ duel featured 15 combined strikeouts and just 11 hits. Both had season-defining performances. Neither was rewarded with a result, as they left with zeroes on the scoreboard at Propstra Stadium.
Instead, the defense-first game was decided by the little things at the plate: sacrifice bunts, groundouts to move and score runners, drawing walks. After nine innings, Camas did a few more of those to earn a 4-3 decision over Skyview to move atop the 4A GSHL. The two teams meet again Thursday in a matchup that will likely decide the league crown. Read more The Columbian
4/17/19 - Heritage 11-4 W
The Papermakers offense got back on track Wednesday pounding out 12 hits in an 11-4 victory over the Heritage Timberwolves. Making his first career start on the mound, sophomore Nate Robertson picked up the win for Camas over 4 innings of work. Tyler Forner, Grant Heiser, Quinten Sawyer, and Shane Jamison each had multi-hits efforts including RBI doubles from Sawyer and Jamison, and a two-run triple from Heiser. The win moves Camas’s record to 11-4 (6-2 GSHL) as they prepare for their matchup with Skyview next week.
4/16/19 - Union 4-3 L
Luke Staton’s sacrifice fly with the bases loaded sent Union to a 4-3 win over Camas in 11 innings on Tuesday at Union High.Staton’s one-out sac fly ended a game that saw eight pitchers combine for 22 strikeouts and 19 walks as each team managed just five hits.
Staton drove in a run on an error that tied the score 3-3 in the bottom of the fourth. No team would score again until the bottom of the 11th.
Spencer McGuire, Jordan Head and Michael Whitney allowed just three hits over six innings in relief for Union, which improved to 8-5 overall and 3-4 in the 4A Greater St. Helens League.
Riley Sinclair allowed three hits over six innings in relief for Camas (10-4, 5-2) The Columbian
4/15/19 - Heritage 10-2 W
In what was a cold and wet Monday afternoon, the Papermakers were able to endure the weather to defeat Heritage High School 10-2 in the five-inning contest. Camas scored their 10 runs on six hits led by Quinten Sawyer who slugged his second homerun of the season and Jake Trupp who doubled and drove in three Papermakers on the day.
Camas will next travel to Union High School on Tuesday to finish their three-game series with the Titans. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 pm..... weather permitting.
4/12/19 - Union 8-1 W
The Papermakers defeated Union High School Friday 8-1 led by Riley Sinclair on the mound and some timely hitting by their offense. Sinclair needed 78 pitches in the complete-game effort, scattering 3 hits without issuing a walk to go along with 6 strikeouts. Shane Jamison led the Papermakers on offense finishing 3 for 3 including an RBI single in the 4th inning putting Camas up 2-1. Jamison delivered again in the bottom of the 5th with a bases-loaded two-run double to extend the Papermaker lead to 4-1. Kolby Broadbent would deliver his own bases-loaded double just two batters later bringing home three more runs to provide some insurance for Camas.
Next up the Papermakers travel to Heritage High School on Monday for game two of their three game series with the Timberwolves. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 pm.
4/09/19 - Battle Ground 3-6 L
The Varsity Baseball team dropped to 3-1 in GSHL league play on Tuesday losing to Battle Ground 6-3. Despite out-hitting the Tigers 8-2, The Papermakers managed to score 3 runs after averaging over 10 per game heading in to spring break. Camas will quickly move past this loss as they have another league matchup with Union High School tomorrow at home. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 pm.
3/28/19 - Skyview 4-2 W
The Varsity Baseball team moved to 3-0 in GSHL league play defeating the Skyview Storm 4-2 on Thursday. Pitching in relief, Riley Sinclair delivered 4.1 innings of masterful work on the mound limiting the Storm to one hit while striking out six without issuing a walk to collect his first career win as a Papermaker. Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the third inning, senior Jake Trupp again delivered in the clutch. With two-outs and the bases loaded, Trupp sent an 0-1 pitch to the opposite field for a grand-slam and his second home-run of the season. Excellent team defense along with Sinclair’s effort on the mound allowed Camas to hold their 4-2 lead and move their record to 8-2 on the season.
3/26/19 - Heritage 10-0 W
The Varsity Baseball team moved to 2-0 in GSHL league play defeating Heritage 10-0 on Tuesday. Luke Brewer picked up where he left off Monday completing 4 2/3 innings of shutout baseball to collect the win. Brewer struck out six Timberwolves without allowing a walk on his way to his first career victory. Quinten Sawyer and Grant Heiser continued their hot start to the season delivering two hits and two RBI each. Cameron Smith finished the game 1-1 with three RBI in his first GSHL action.
Next up, the Papermakers with square-off against #5 ranked Skyview this Thursday with the first pitch scheduled for 4:30 pm.
3/21/19 - Union 10-4 W
Papermakers catch hitting bug in victory over Union- Camas scores seven runs in two innings of league opener. (Andy Buhler/The Columbian)
Jacob Trupp saw the first pitch come over the top of the center of the plate, took a big cut and missed.
He then turned, looked back toward the Union catcher and said “throw another one.”
Two pitches later, they obliged.
“As soon as it hit my bat I knew,” Trupp said.
In the third at-bat of the game, Trupp sent a moon shot over the center field fence — a three-run home run — and Camas built on that early boost to beat Union 10-4 in a 4A Greater St. Helens League opener at Union High School on Friday.
Trupp finished 1-for-3, Tyler Forner went 2 for 4 with two RBI and Grant Heiser went 3 for 4 for the Papermakers.
Luke Staton went 1 for 3 with a double, Union’s only extra base hit, with three RBI's to help the Titans inch back in the fifth inning. Read more at the The Columbian
3/19/19 - Woodland 24-3 W
Coming off a tough loss on Saturday at Mountain View, the Varsity Baseball team brought the lumber on Tuesday slugging 22 hits over 4 innings of play in a 24-3 win at Woodland. Ten different Papermakers collected a hit including three-hit nights from Tyler Forner, Gideon Malychewski, Jake Blair, and a four-hit, five RBI night from Jake Trupp. Following up Tyler Forner’s two-homerun performance on Saturday was Blair who cracked his first career homerun in the top of the 2nd inning before delivering another round-tripper in the 3rd. Zach Shaw drew the start on the mound for Camas collecting his first career win.
The Varsity Baseball team will look to continue it’s hot hitting on Thursday as they square off with neighbor and league rival, Union, in both teams’ 4A GSHL league opener. First pitch at Union High School is scheduled for 4:00 pm.
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5/3/18 - Aburn Mountian View (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.”
- Luke Bruno: .414 BAwith 14 RBI
- Taylor Adam: .406 BAwith 14 runs
- Trevor Bentley: .389 BA with 8 RBI, 10 runs
- 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.