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Near perfect pitching does in Lions


Sherwood's Riley Moore comes very close to a perfect game

by: JOHN BREWINGTON - St. Helens' Wyatt Mosley has had some good outings on the mound this season for the young Lions.St. Helens gave Sherwood a good game in their first meeting of the week, but had trouble with their offense against some stellar pitching by the Bowmen.

Sherwood’s Riley Moore threw a no-hitter, and came withing two batters of a perfect game. He faced just the minimum 21 batters in the contest. The one walk he gave up was turned into a double play in the sixth inning. Tyler Stangland reached base for St. Helens in the fourth inning, but he two was cut down in a double play. Moore struck out 12 batters. Bryce Winnier’s walk made him the only other Lion to reach base safely.

The Lions gave up a run in the first off a single and two errors. Two more crossed the plate in the second off a walk, an error and a double. A walk, stolen base wild and two singles gave them two more in the fourth inning.

The Lions Bryce Sanford went five innings and gave up seven hits. He struck out six. Adam Spencer relived in the sixth inning, giving up no hits, and striking out one.

Sherwood came to St. Helens on Wednesday night and the game quickly got away from the Lions. Sherwood got three runs in the first inning, added more in the second, and came away with a 13-0 win.

The Lions were back at Sherwood on Friday and travel to Wilsonville on Tuesday. They host Wilsonville on Wednesday, April 24.