CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Fairfield Expos American Legion baseball team topped JG Baseball 10-4 before falling 6-5 to the Vancouver Cardinals to close out the Oregon State Showcase Tournament, Sunday.
Against JG Baseball, the Expos trailed 4-1 before taking the lead for good with four runs in the bottom of the third, three on Cameron Michael’s bases-loaded triple. Garlind Webster then singled in Michael.
In the three-run fourth, JP San Antonio tripled in two runs and later scored on Carter Bins’ sacrifice fly.
Webster capped the scoring with a two-run single in the sixth, giving him four RBIs for the game.
San Antonio, Bins and Jack Gamba each finished with three hits, while Webster had two.
Matthew Sherman went the first four innings to get the victory, allowing two hits and four runs, only one of which was earned.
In their second game, the Expos jumped to a 5-0 lead after 3 1/2 innings, only to see the Cardinals score six unanswered runs and fly away with the victory.
Michael singled in one run and Bins tripled in two others in the top of the third, while Jason Brasile had a run-scoring ground out and San Antonio an RBI single in the fourth.
The Expos return home to host the Area 1 tournament at Laurel Creek Park starting on Wednesday.