Zach Ziebel allowed one hit over six innings as the Columbia River baseball team opened its season with a 3-0 win over Prairie on Thursday.
Ziebel allowed only a single in the fifth inning and a walk in the third to Sam Apodaca. In both of those innings, he escaped two-runner jams on two of three Columbia River errors.
The host Rapids, who reached the Class 2A state title last year, scored all the runs in the first inning. Chris Parkin led off with a single before Noah Larson’s double. Harrison Hoffart and Cole Backlund followed with RBI singles
Parkin pitched the seventh inning in relief, allowing just a walk to shut out the one batter.
Stars of the day
- Haley Kerker, a Camas tennis player, won a match between last year’s state champions. Kerker, the defending 4A singles champion, defeated Stephenson’s Sophia Spencer, one-half of the 1B/2B doubles state champions, 6-2, 6-1,
- Camas girls golfer Jasmine Chen carded a 3-over 38 at Fairway Village for runner-up honors in the Papermakers’ win over Mountain View.
- Evergreen shortstop Cole Robinson had 12 strikeouts in four innings in a 5-0 win over Fort Vancouver. He and relievers Wyatt Stephan and Trevin Livingston combined for a no-hitter.
- Stevenson shortstop Michael Vander Borght went 3-for-3 with three doubles and three runs scored in a 12-1 win over Lyle.
- Annabella Madrigal, a tennis player from Columbia River, came back from losing the first set to win at No. 2 singles 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 over Laura Yip of WF West.
- Gabby Silveria, Woodland softball, went 3 for 3 with a home run, four runs scored and four RBIs in a 26-3 win over La Center.
- Columbia River Boys Soccer’s Alex Harris had a goal and two assists in a 3-0 win over RA Long.
- Mark Morris baseball’s Austin Lindquist went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, three RBIs and was the winning pitcher in a 10-7 victory over Kelso.
- Fort Vancouver Boys’ Michelle Diaz Ramirez scored a 50-yard free kick in the 76th minute that proved to be the decisive goal in a 3-2 win against Hudson Bay.