CORVALLIS — Dr. Stewart’s couldn’t finish the deal in the Mickey Riley Star-Spangled American Legion baseball tournament Sunday night, losing 2-0 to the Wilson Post 20 Dirtbags in the championship game at Hansen Stadium at Taylor Field.
Jarett Peterson, who was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, scattered six hits and pitched the shutout for the Dirtbags, who feature of roster of players from Dallas and West Salem high schools. Peterson, who just completed his freshman season at Corban University, struck out two and walked none.
Andy Armstrong’s two-run single in the top of the third inning provided the only scoring in the contest.
“It was a well-played game,” said Dr. Stewart’s coach Scott Shaver. “Their kid (Peterson) threw a good game. We hit a lot of balls hard right at people, and it was just one of those nights.”
Tylan DuBois took the loss for the Docs (8-17), who finished 3-1 in the tournament. DuBois went 3 1/3 innings before being relieved by Roy Benzel, who completed the fourth inning. Jake Forrester pitched the final three innings.
Triston Garnett went 2-for-3 with a double for Dr. Stewart’s. Spencer DesBiens of Wilson was named the tournament’s Top Hitter, Dr. Stewart’s left-hander Jacob Fricke was selected the Top Pitcher and Forrester received the Gold Glove award.
Corvallis Gerding Builders defeated Beaverton 8-0 in the third place game.
Next up for the Docs is a doubleheader Wednesday against the Willamette Valley Titans at South Eugene High School, beginning at 3 p.m. Shaver was unsure of his pitching starters.
“I’m very encouraged with our performance this weekend,” Shaver said. “I think we turned a corner and are primed to make a run.”
Dirtbags 002 000 0 — 2 4 0
Dr. Stewart’s 000 000 0 — 0 6 1
Peterson and Rediger; DuBois, Benzel (4), Forrester (5) and McKnight. WP — Peterson. LP — DuBois (1-2). 2B – Garnett (DS).