May 13, 2024 at 3:04 p.m.

POET opens PJL with a pair of wins

Drea Perez of Barnett’s swings for a hit during his team’s Portland Junior League game Saturday against Cook’s Nursery. Portland Junior League celebrated its opening day of the season Saturday. (The Commewcial Review/Ray Cooney)
Drea Perez of Barnett’s swings for a hit during his team’s Portland Junior League game Saturday against Cook’s Nursery. Portland Junior League celebrated its opening day of the season Saturday. (The Commewcial Review/Ray Cooney)

Portland Junior League is officially underway, and POET Bioprocessing is starting off on the right foot.

POET Bioprocessing started the 2024 season with a pair of wins in Portland Junior League Rookie baseball on Saturday over Pioneer Packaging (20-7) and Williams Auto Parts (9-6).

Seven players notched three hits in the 20-7 clobbering of Pioneer Packaging, while three players added two. Corbin Hutzler stood out with two triples and a single.

Nolan Homan led POET’s offense in the second game. He smashed four hits, including two doubles and a triple. Four more players had multi-hit games, including Hutzler (two doubles and a single) and Harvey Hemmelgarn (a double and two singles).

Brett Huntsman led Williams Auto Parts with a triple, a double and two singles. He also received support from Thobe Keller with three base hits. Wyatt Fennig and Carson Dailey both collected two hits as well.


Hirschy leads

Trey Hirschy powered the offense for Cooks Nursery in its 16-2 win over Barnetts on Saturday’s Portland Junior League Rookie baseball.

Hirschy was one of five players with three hits for Cooks Nursery. He had home runs in the first and second innings, while doubling in the third.

Kayden Alberson, Kolby Armstrong, Steven Robbins and Duke Steed collected three hits apiece as well. Alberson smashed two triples and a double, while Armstrong had one of each.

Barnetts got a bulk of its offense from Micah Davis, who had two hits and scored both runs. Aiden May also had two hits.


FCC wins

FCC won its first game of the season on Saturday 12-3 in Portland Junior League Minor softball.

Gabbi Miller provided the offensive highlight, with an inside-the-park home run down the foul line.

Audrey Miller controlled the game for FCC from the circle, striking out multiple batters in the nine-run victory.

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