Looking to Bounce Back
After dropping their first series of the year, the Cowlitz Black Bears look for revenge against
their rivals, the Ridgefield Raptors.
In the second edition of the Columbia River Cup, the Black Bears are looking to bounce back.
Cowlitz dropped the series against the Corvallis Knights after the Black Bears dropped the first
two games, 6-5 and 4-2.
In Game One, the Black Bears trailed by five going into the final two innings, but as Cowlitz has
done all season, they didn’t go down quietly.
The Black Bears put up two runs in the eighth in and two in the ninth, thanks to a Travis Weise
long ball to cut it to a one run game in the ninth. Cowlitz was able to put the winning run in
scoring position but were not able to bring him in, dropping Game One to Corvallis.
In Game Two, the Black Bears hung with Corvallis once again after getting a good start from
Carson Angeroth who went five innings, but a three-run first inning was all the Knights needed
to take Game Two and the series.
Now Cowlitz searches for their fourth series win of the season against the Raptors.
The Black Bears and Raptors played back on June 1 st in a non-league game to open the 2022
season. The Black Bears were able to put up seven runs, but it was not enough as they dropped
the first game of the Columbia River Cup.
Cowlitz now looks to take control of the season series with a series victory. All games can be
heard on cowlitzblackbears.com with the voice of the Black Bears, Brendan Reilly.
Friday and Saturday are scheduled for 6:35 p.m. first pitch, with Sunday starting at 1:05 p.m.
Following the weekend series in Ridgefield, the Black Bears return home for a six game
homestand, as the Edmonton Riverhawks come to Story Field on Monday.