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Posted May 17/14 - Rockets finish season 13-8 after elimination at district tournament

Tenino 8, Castle Rock 5

Hoquiam 18, Castle Rock 4 (6 innings)

From The Daily News
A coaching gamble backfired in the opener, the defense went slack in the consolation bracket and the Rockets slumped to an early exit to the Southwest 1A District tournament Tuesday at home.

Rock was up 5-1 against Tenino entering the bottom of the fourth when coach Joe Bair went to his bullpen to relieve ace Nate Williamson.

The Beavers responded with five runs on two walks, two hit batters and a pair of errors in that frame alone to take a 6-5 lead.

Williamson went 3 for 3 with two RBIs and two stolen bases at the plate and Jacob Booth 2 for 4 with two RBIs, but Rock’s final rally fell short in the sixth.

Castle Rock then surrendered six runs apiece in the fifth and sixth innings of its loser-out nightcap with Hoquiam as a 6-4 deficit became a 14-run hole.

“Some might think that I made a coaching error in the first game, pulling Nate up 5-1,” Bair said. “If you add that one, we had 16 errors today: We made 15 on the field, and if you want to count mine, that’s 16.”

Castle Rock finished its season at 13-8.

Posted May 12/14 - Castle Rock sweeps White Salmon, earns Trico #3 seed

Castle Rock 8, White Salmon 3
Castle Rock 13, White Salmon 2

By Matt Pentz of The Daily News
Carson Horton threw a complete game and had a three-run double in the opener as Castle Rock swept White Salmon 8-3 and 13-2 in the Southwest 1A Trico Division baseball finale Saturday at home.

The result allows Rock (9-5 in league, 13-6) to leapfrog La Center and claim the Trico’s third seed to next week’s 1A district tournament. The Rockets will host Tenino in the opening round Tuesday at noon.

Horton allowed just three hits and struck out 11 in Game 1, while Andy Voelker went 3 for 4, Mason Klingberg finished 2 for 2 with a double and Robbie Simpson was a defensive standout in center field.

In the nightcap, Nate Williamson went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, T.J. Catlin had a two-run home run and Nathan Carroll earned the win on the mound and was 2 for 3 at the plate.

Posted May 8/14 - Castle Rock survives late R.A. Long surge at Story Field

Castle Rock 6, R.A. Long 4 (non-league)

By Matt Pentz of The Daily News
Castle Rock and R.A. Long were looking ahead to next week — its respective district baseball tournaments on the horizon.

The Rockets threw a pair of freshmen in Wednesday’s nonleague game at David Story Field and nearly half the usual Lumberjack starters were missing from the lineup card — “a preseason game at the end of the season,” Rock coach Joe Bair called it.

Castle Rock and R.A. Long got a glimpse of an even more distant future, as underclassmen played leading roles beneath the Lower Columbia lights as the Rockets survived a pair of late RAL rallies for a 6-4 nonleague victory. Read more at: The Daily News

Posted May 8/14 - Todelo/Winlock sweeps Rockets in Trico doubleheader

Toledo/Winlock 6, Castle Rock 5 (13 innings)
Toledo/Winlock 5, Castle Rock 3

From The Daily News "Prep Baseball Roundup"
The Warhawks grabbed second place in the Trico with a sweep of the Rockets on Tuesday in Toledo.

T/W gave up just two walks in 20 innings, led by a gritty nine-inning performance from Wes Kuzminsky in Game 1 that saw him go toe to toe with an equally impressive Nate Williamson (nine innings, eight strikeouts, zero walks) from CR.

Conner Vermilyea tossed four shutout innings to take the Game 1 win, and Joel Martin and Dalton Yoder teamed up to limit CR to six hits in the nightcap.

“Our pitchers came in and threw well,” T/W coach Brian Demerast said.

“If you would have told me at the beginning of the year this is where we’d be sitting, I would have been ecstatic. These kids have come a long way.”

Vermilyea was the hero in more ways than one in the opener, with his two-out bloop single in the bottom of the 13th bringing home Gage Madill for the game-winning run after Madill singled and stole second.

“As soon as the ball was hit, (Madill) was gone,” Demerast said.

Following the same theme as the opener, Martin was the winning pitcher (5 1/3 innings, two strikeouts, five hits, two earned runs and one walk) and the offensive hero in the nightcap with a first-inning three-run home run. Yoder got the save with 1 2/3 scoreless innings, scattering one hit and one walk with one strikeout.

“I was really impressed with Toledo/Winlock,” CR coach Joe Bair said. “They played with a youthful energy about them, and we didn’t. ... They just played loose.”

Shawn Godinho was tabbed with the Game 1 loss for the Rockets, despite a valiant effort that saw him toss three scoreless frames leading into the 13th. Williamson was 3 for 5 with a double, T.J. Catlin had a two-run double and Andy Voelker two hits.

In Game 2, Mason Klingberg went all seven innings for CR. Williamson was 2 for 4 and Riley Grothen had an RBI double.

“Realistically both of those games could have gone either way,” Bair said. “We were a base hit away from winning both games.

Posted May 1/14 - Rockets and La Center battle to split in twinbill

Castle Rock 7, La Center 5
La Center 13, Castle Rock 12 (9 innings)

From The Daily News "Prep Baseball Roundup"
The Rockets surrendered a seven-run lead in the nightcap to fall to the Southwest 1A Trico Division split Monday in Castle Rock.

“We controlled our own destiny with a 7-0 lead, but we didn’t play well enough to win,” Rock coach Joe Bair said.

Nate Williamson picked up the complete-game victory in Game 1 for the Rockets (7-3 in league, 10-4) and went 2 for 4 with two doubles. T.J. Catlin and Andy Voelker also went 2 for 4, the former with a two-run home run and the latter a double.

In the nightcap, Voelker and Riley Grothen both went 3 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs and Williamson finished 2 for 4 with a double.


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