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Dawgs break out the brooms

The young Tualatin OIBA team gets sweep in twinbill


by: DAN BROOD - RYAN'S HOPE -- Ryan Kamp, a Tualatin High School sophomore-to-be, fires a pitch to the plate for the Suburban Door Dawgs during their 13-5 win over Forest Grove in the first game of Monday's doubleheader. TUALATIN — They’re young.

They’re having fun.

They’re trying to click as a team.

And they’re winning.

On Monday, they won big — twice.

The Tualatin-based Suburban Door OIBA baseball team has found plenty of summer success while starting to click as a group. The Dawgs showed that on Monday, as they swept Forest Grove by scores of 13-5 and 16-0 in a league doubleheader played at Tualatin High School.

“It’s going good,” Suburban Door catcher Jackson Schleicher, a Tualatin senior-to-be, said between games of the doubleheader. “We got off to a bit of a rocky start, but we’ve really come together and have competed in every game.”

“And we want to win every game we can,” Suburban Door pitcher Ryan Kamp, a Tualatin sophomore-to-be, added.

The Dawgs have already done plenty of winning.

With their two victories on Monday, they improved to 15-4 on the summer season to that point, including a 6-2 mark in league play.

by: DAN BROOD - BIG DAY -- Suburban Door's J.C. Jackson gets his bat on the ball during the first game of Monday's doubleheader. Jackson threw a five-inning no-hitter in the Dawgs' second-game win over Forest Grove.“We’ve been playing better as the summer goes on,” Suburban Door coach Adam Strachan said. “We’ve got some good, talented players and they’re learning the game and are starting to understand more.”

The Dawgs, in the first game of Monday’s doubleheader, had to come back from behind, as Forest Grove scored three runs in the top of the second inning to take an early 4-1 lead.

But it didn’t take long for the Tualatin team to erase that deficit.

In the bottom of the third inning, the Dawgs got an RBI single by Nathan Senger, bases-loaded walks by Griffin Fragiao and Chris Fishback and an RBI sacrifice bunt by Trevor Riese to take a 5-4 lead.

Suburban Door kept rolling from there. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Jesse Chick hit a one-out single and ended up scoring on an infield single by J.C. Jackson. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Schleicher doubled in both Fishback and Riese to push the lead to 8-4.

The Dawgs then broke the game open with a five-run sixth inning.

Fishback had the big hit of the frame, with a double to center field that plated both Bryce Haskin and Chase Anderson. Danny Williams also doubled in the inning, with his hit driving home Fishback.

Forest Grove scored a run in the top of the seventh to make the final score 13-5.

by: DAN BROOD - CLOUD OF DUST -- Suburban Door second baseman Bryce Haskin (right) puts a tag on a Forest Grove runner on a stolen base attempt.“That was good,” Schleicher said of the win. “Ryan threw strikes and the offense got going.”

Kamp, throwing the final four innings in relief, got the pitching win. He gave up one run on four hits while striking out five and walking one.

“He kept pounding the strike zone,” Strachan said.

“There was solid defense behind me, and Jackson did a great job behind the plate,” Kamp said.

Schleicher shined on both offense and defense in the win.

With the bat, he had the two-run double while also walking twice, getting hit by a pitch and scoring two runs. On defense, he gunned down a potential Forest Grove base-stealer after grabbing a pitch that bounced in front of the plate.

“He’s really come into his own,” Strachan said of Schleicher. “We’ve got a position to fill, and he’s been working hard every day and is doing a great job.”

Suburban Door, as a team, had 13 hits in the opening game victory.

Fishback went 3 for 4 at the plate with a double, two runs scored, three RBIs and a stolen base. Jackson and Williams added two hits apiece.

The Dawgs then ran to a 16-0 victory over Forest Grove in the second game of the doubleheader.

by: DAN BROOD - FUNDAMENTALS -- Suburban Door's Chase Anderson puts down a bunt during the first game of the Dawgs' doubleheader sweep of Forest Grove.Jackson, a Tualatin High junior-to-be, pitched a five-inning no-hitter to provide the big highlight for Suburban Door in that win.

Senger led the offensive attack, going 3 for 3 at the plate with a double, a triple, three runs scored and three RBIs.

Suburban Door was scheduled to host Sunset in a league doubleheader on Wednesday. Results of those games weren’t available when The Times went to press.

The Dawgs will be back in action today (Thursday) when they start play at the 15th-annual Diamond Classic Wood Bat Tournament, being held at Clackamas High School.

Suburban Door will play Westview at 3 p.m. and then take on Cottonwood Heights, Utah, at 5 p.m. today in tourney pool play contests.

Tournament bracket play will then be held Friday through Sunday.

Suburban Door will then host Lakeridge on Wednesday in a game starting at 6 p.m. at Tualatin High School before jumping into OIBA postseason play.



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