CASTLE ROCK, Wash. — College Place lost, 6-1, to Montesano in a first-round matchup of the state championship baseball tournament here on Saturday.

Kyren Morris had three hits for the Hawks (13-7 record) in his last high school game.

The only other College Place hit came from sophomore Justin McKenzie.

College Place jumped ahead with a run in the top of the third inning, but Montensano came back to score three of its own in the home half of the third.

Montesano kept the Hawks scoreless the rest of the day.

“We finished our season today playing a pretty good team, and we weren’t able to do enough to get the win,” College Place coach Jason Grove said. “We have had a good season — it just always stings when it ends with a loss.”

Matt McKenzie caught all seven innings in his last game for College Place, joining Morris as well as fellow seniors Kyler Tiner and Chase Phipps in bidding farewell.

“We are going to miss all four of our seniors, as they have meant a lot to our program,” Grove said. “I am proud of all of the young men on this team and what they were able to accomplish this season.”


Bulldogs 6, Hawks 1





J. McKenzie and M. McKenzie. Wills and Plato.

HR — none.

Hits — College Place: Morris 3, J. McKenzie. Montesano: Lano 2, Plato 2, Zillyett 3, Bates 2, Parker 2, Wills.  

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