North Coos Waterfront – Last Thursday North Coos Waterfront beat Churchill 17-7 in a 9 inning in an American Legion baseball game that was shortened to 7 innings via the ten run rule. Friday Saturday and Sunday the Waterfront played in the Les and Bob’s Invitational at Philomath. On Friday, North Coos downed Newport 14-0 in 5 innings highlighted by strong pitching from Aidan Nelson and Bryant Wicks and a double by Sam Mickelson and a triple by Hunter Wheeling. The Waterfront then took in a Corvallis Knights game at Goss Stadium on the OSU campus. Saturday, North Coos beat Dallas 16-2 behind the strong pitching of Hunter Wheeling, slick middle infield play from Knoll Gederos and Jalen Riddle. Carter Brock threw out 3 would be base stealers. Jalen Riddle was 2 for 3 with a double and Knoll Gederos contributed a double as well. Sunday, it was the Championship game vs. Philomath. Luke Wheeling pitched 5 2/3 innings striking out 8, gave up 1 hit, Bryant Wicks came in in relief. Philomath scored their lone run in the 6th inning. Luke Wheeling was 2 for 4 with a double, Joshio Stevens had a double, Peyton Forester was 4 for 4 with a double 3 runs scored and 3 rbis, Hunter Wheeling had a double. North Coos scored in every inning but one. Coach Brad Horning, “We pitched very well the last four days and endured some sweltering heat at times. We were the only team not sleeping in our own bed. On the final day of the tournament we really showed up. Luke Wheeling responded to the challenge against a club that had battered their opponents. Offensively we were tough outs. Philomath walked just three of our hitters in 6 innings- we amassed 12 hits in 6 innings including 5 extra base hits.” Teams in the tourney included: Newport, Santiam Christian, Corvallis, Philomath, Dallas, Stayton, North Coos. The Waterfront is scheduled to play at Roseburg Tuesday for a doubleheader.

South Coos Nooks
South Coos fell to visiting Siuslaw 11-8 in the first game of an American Legion baseball doubleheader Saturday at the MHS Field, but bounced back and won the second game 9-0 behind “stellar pitching and good bats”, according to coach Chilly Peck. The Nooks are scheduled to host Eugene Tuesday, 3 & 5 p.m.