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Moore no-hits St. Helens

The Bowmen get a 5-0 win to move to 6-1 in league play


SHERWOOD — Riley Moore wasn’t perfect, but he was really, really close.

He’ll just have to settle for a dominating no-hitter.

Moore, a junior right-handed pitcher for the Sherwood High School baseball team, spun a no-hitter on Tuesday, as he and the Bowmen blanked St. Helens 5-0 in a Northwest Oregon Conference game played Tuesday at Sherwood High School.

“He had all four of his pitches working, and, when his breaking ball is on, it’s dirty,” Sherwood coach Jon Strohmaier said. “He’s acting like the ace that he is.”

With the victory, the Bowmen improved to 6-1 in NWOC play (10-5 overall), keeping them alone in first place in the league standings. St. Helens fell to 3-4 in league games and to 5-8 on the season with the setback.

Moore, who also pitched a no-hitter during play at the OIBA tournament last summer, struck out 12 batters in no-hitting the Lions on Tuesday. He also faced just the minimum 21 batters in the contest.

One St. Helens batter reached first base on an error, but he was erased on a double play. Another Lions batter drew a walk, but he, too, was erased on a double play.

“We’ve been getting good pitching all season and we’re turning double plays almost every opportunity we get,” Strohmaier said.

Senior Joseph Balfour led the Bowmen offensive attack in Tuesday’s win. He went 3 for 3 at the plate with two runs scored, two RBIs and two stolen bases.

Senior Jake Urbach went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and senior Anthony Sherwood added an RBI single.

Prior to Moore’s no-hitter, the Bowmen posted a 7-1 road win over Milwaukie on Friday.

Senior Logan Ballarché came off the bench in that contest to go 2 for 3 at the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored. Senior Joey Chamberlain added an RBI double. Balfour and senior Colton Waker each doubled and Sherwood had a two-run single.

The Bowmen were slated to play at St. Helens in a league game on Wednesday. Results of that contest weren’t available when the Times went to press.

Sherwood will be back in action Friday when it hosts the Lions at 4:30 p.m.




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