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St. Helens baseball obliterates Class 6A Benson

Lions beat Techmen 28-0 in five innings, haven't allowed a run in 14 innings


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Lions senior Quintin Galvin pitched five innings for six hits, six earned runs, two walks and struck out 10 in Monday's 10-6 defeat of Parkrose on Monday in Portland.The Lions’ offense is on fire of late.

Twelve St. Helens batters drove in at least a run in Wednesday’s 28-0, five-inning destruction of visiting Class 6A Benson (Portland).

The Lions (6-9 overall), winners of four in a row, scored 18 runs in the first, six in the second, three in the third and another in the fourth.

They haven’t allowed a run in their last 14 innings.

Levi Norton, Garrett Sukau and Beau Mason combined to one-hit Benson (0-11) as sophomore Tyler Phillips belted a single.

Bryce Mulcahy launched a home run and four RBIs and scored five times. Mason drove in three and scored three more times. Quintin Galvin smacked two runs across and scored six runs.

St. Helens ended up with 26 base knocks.

The Lions beat the visiting Techmen 5-2 last year as well.

St. Helens opened the week with its first Northwest Oregon Conference sweep of the year, 10-6, on Monday at Parkrose in Portland.

The Lions (5-9, 3-3) also beat the Broncos (3-7, 0-4) 8-0 on Friday, April 15, in St. Helens.

St. Helens led 7-0 midway through the third on Monday until Parkrose senior Campbell Dace’s single to left scored freshman Austin Dong, junior Elias Hardman’s single to center scored junior KeAndre Burton and Dace, and junior Gunnar Schlichting’s grounder to third scored senior Antonio Cano to cut the lead to 7-4.

Mulcahy’s single to right scored Kline in the top of the fifth, Mason’s single to right scored Mulcahy, and Norton scored on Justin Henningsen’s single to left and pushed the Lions up 10-4.

Schlichting scored Burton with a grounder to third in the fifth, and Slossar doubled to center and scored Hardman, but the Broncos drew no closer.

Mulcahy came up 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and two RBIs and scored twice. Henningsen went 4-for-5 with two RBIs and a score. Mason landed two RBIs and scored.

Galvin pitched five innings for six hits, six earned runs, two walks and 10 strikeouts. Kline worked the sixth and seventh innings and struck out three.

Schlichting had two RBIs for Parkrose, and Hardman came up with two RBIs and scored.

Parkrose junior Marc Weeks went four innings for eight hits, four runs — three earned — a walk and a strikeout. Dace gave up six earned runs on nine hits through two innings, walked a Lion and struck out two.

Mason singled in Galvin and Norton in the first on Friday, Haidon Allen’s sac fly scored Mulcahy and Kline’s double scored Norton, Henningsen and Tucker Mosley in the third and Norton’s single scored Mulcahy in the fifth.

Kline doubled and ended up with three RBIs.

Mulcahy one-hit the Broncos through six innings and struck out 14.

Schlichting pitched the first three innings for six hits, six runs — two earned — a walk and two strikeouts. Hardman went the final three for five hits, one of two runs earned and walked four.

St. Helens has beaten Parkrose in each of the last six meetings.

Mulcahy leads the Lions with a home run, 10 RBIs and 13 scores. Mason is next with a home run, 10 RBIs and 13 scores. Galvin has six RBIs and 15 runs scored.

Mulcahy holds a .266 earned run average with seven hits, only one of seven runs earned, five walks and 44 strikeouits.

St. Helens is scheduled to play at No. 10 Wilsonville (10-5, 5-1) at 5 p.m. on Friday, then to host the Wildcats at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Wilsonville has taken three of the last five meetings.

St. Helens 8, Parkrose 0

P 000 000 0 — 0 3 3

SH 204 002 x — 8 11 0

2B — P: Campbell Dace; SH: Bryce Mulcahy, Keegan Kline. RBIs — SH: Keegan Kline 3, Beau Mason 2, Haidon Allen, Levi Norton.

St. Helens 10,

Parkrose 6

SH 421 030 0 — 10 18 0

P 004 020 0 — 6 6 2

2B — SH: Haidon Allen, Bryce Mulcahy, Beau Mason; P: KeAndre Burton, John Slossar. 3B — SH: Quintin Galvin. RBIs — SH: Mulcahy 2, Justin Henningsen 2, Mason 2, Levi Norton, Galvin; P: Gunnar Schlichting 2, Elias Hardman 2, Slossar, Campbell Dace.

St. Helens 28,

Benson 0 (5 innings)

B 000 00 — 0 1 5

SH (18)63 1x — 28 26 0

2B — SH: Haidon Allen, Quintin Galvin, Garrett Sukau, David Parks. HR — SH: Bryce Mulcahy. RBIs — SH: Bryce Mulcahy 4, Beau Mason 3, Haidon Allen 2, Quintin Galvin 2, Jacob Hawkins 2, David Parks 2, Garrett Sukau, Christian Ross, Levi Norton, Keegan Kline, Colton Beisley, Tucker Mosley.