Seaside baseball

Gulls’ baserunner Riley Kuhl sneaks in ahead of the tag to score a run against Astoria in April.

Playing for second place in the Cowapa League, the Seaside and Astoria baseball teams pounded out lots of hits and runs in a regular season finale Saturday at Tapiola Park.

With four lead changes in six innings, the Gulls finally emerged victorious, 14-7.

Seaside finishes 7-5 overall, 6-5 in league play. Despite the shortened season, it’s the first time the Gulls have finished with a winning record since 2011 (13-11), and the first winning record in league play since 2007 (8-7).

First-year Seaside coach Brett Wolfe, who had 494 career wins at North Medford, picked up career victory No. 501 Friday.

Both teams had seven hits, but the Gulls took advantage of 11 Astoria errors and 13 walks by five different Fishermen pitchers.

For Seaside, Lawson Talamantez and Justin Morris combined to strike out nine with six walks.

Trailing 7-6 after five innings, the Gulls scored two in the sixth and tacked on six runs in the seventh.

Tanner Kraushaar and Aedyn Cook were the only two players to have two hits for Seaside while Kaleb Bartel scored four runs and Kraushaar and Talamantez drove in three runs apiece.

Astoria had doubles from Hunter Ficken, Connelly Fromwiller, Aiden Giles and Tony Tumbarello.

The Gulls and Fishermen played four times this season, Seaside winning three.

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