Lower Columbia rolls over Hockinson, 16-4
July 16, 2020
Photos and story by Rob Hilson
The Lower Columbia Sr. Babe Ruth baseball team took on Hockinson last Wednesday night in Astoria. Lower Columbia had just come off a very successful road trip in Twin Falls, ID, winning three out of four games over the July 4th holiday tournament last week.
Lower Columbia's bats were active early and all four local players contributed to the 16-4 dismantling of Hockinson in Astoria last Wednesday night.
Ex-Wahkiakum star athlete, Luke Brown, kept the offensive fireworks going well after the July 4th holiday on Wednesday. Brown went three for five which included a triple, a double and three runs batted in.
Naselle's Ethan Lindstrom drove in three runs of his own, while Chance Cothren kept the offensive rally going in the fourth inning, with a base hit scoring the runner from third. Cothren ended up driving in three runs total on Wednesday night.
Lower Columbia scored a total of seven runs in the fourth to put the game out of reach for Hockinson.
Wahkiakum's Ashden Niemeyer was one for one with one run batted in and provided stellar defensive prowess at first base. Lower Columbia's schedule won't be getting any easier as they will be traveling to Centralia, Hillsboro and Bend in Oregon in the next few weeks before finishing out the season and getting ready for the playoffs.