By MATTHEW SHERMAN
Lake Oswego's baseball team continued its winning streak on Monday, following up its sweep of Oregon City with a 10-0 pounding of West Linn in those teams' series opener.
Will Waterman got the start for the Lakers and, after battling through a handful of tough pitchers duels this year, Waterman had an easy afternoon.
He went four innings and gave up just one hit and, by that time, the Lakers had built a 9-0 lead. Lake Oswego then went to the bullpen and Austin Prentice tossed three scoreless innings to close out the victory.
On offense, everyone got into the action. Lake Oswego pounded out 14 hits in the game and put up eight runs against the Lions' starter.
"When we come out hitting like that we're pretty tough to come back on," Lake Oswego coach Jake Anders said.
Max Gabriel had a team-high three hits while Harrison Ramey and Kyle Cameron each had a pair of RBIs. The Lakers also drew five walks in the contest.
"That game was kind of indicative of what we can be when everything's clicking," Anders said.
Lake Oswego wrapped up its sweep of Oregon City on Friday with a 6-1 victory. In the series, Lake Oswego gave up just a total of five runs as they remained the stingiest team in the league.
Travis Sanders threw a complete game for the Lakers, giving up just four hits and striking out seven batters.
Tyler Campbell had a big day for the Lakers hitting from the leadoff spot. He knocked four base hits in the game, scored once and had an RBI.
Gabriel and Sam Lee each had three hits in the game. Lake Oswego scored twice in the top of the first and that proved to be enough for Sanders who was terrific on the mound.
With Lee returning as the team's Wednesday starter, what was already a very deep pitching staff just got even more formidable.
"We're confident in any guy we throw out there this season," Anders said.
Lake Oswego currently holds a two-game lead over Lakeridge in the Three Rivers League and looks to keep that advantage as it finishes its series with West Linn this week.
The Lakers are also ranked No. 3 in the state by the OSAA with five games remaining in the regular season.