Bears go deep to sweep Etna

Steve Gerace
Colin Waterman hits one of Mount Shasta's six home runs in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader sweep of Etna in Mount Shasta.

The Mount Shasta Bears hit 6 home runs during a Shasta Cascade League-opening doubleheader sweep of Etna Thursday in Mount Shasta.

Originally scheduled for Friday, the games were moved up a day because of weather concerns.

“We did a lot of batting practice last week and it seemed to have paid off,” Bears head coach Chris Hanson said after the 5-2, 12-8 wins.

The Bears bashed 4 home runs in the nightcap, one each by Colin Waterman, Chase Kamla, Cesar Rocha and Ben Sampson.

Brad Thomas and Lucas Morris went yard in game one.

Waterman, the winning pitcher in game one, threw all 7 innings, allowing no earned runs while striking out 5.

Andrew Paisley threw 3 innings in relief of Cody Waite for the pitching win in game two, and Sampson got a save.

“Siskiyou County baseball, ya gotta love it,” Hanson said Friday morning as the snow flew.

Thomas was 3-for-3 at the plate in the opener with a stolen base and home run, Sampson was 2-for-3 and scored 2 runs.

Sampson had 3 hits, scored 3 runs and drove in 2 in the second game, while Bryson Brooks was 2-for-4 and scored twice and Waterman was 2-for-4, scored 2 runs and drove in 2.

Waterman’s home run was his fourth of the season, and Thomas hit his second.

“For this young team to out-hit Etna like that was huge,” coach Hanson said.

Sophomore Andrew Paisley was the winning pitcher in game two of Mount Shasta High School's league-opening doubleheader sweep of Etna Thursday in Mount Shasta.