KLAMATH FALLS - Cameron Walker tossed seven strong innings of four-hit ball and the River Dogs crushed Williamsport 8-3 in Senior Babe Ruth World Series action.
It was a huge second round win for the Dogs who move to 2-0 in National Division pool play.
"Cameron was up for the challenge," coach Randy Boruff said. "He's a collegiate player ... been in our program for the last couple of years and is a World Series veteran who rises to the occasion."
The River Dogs pounded out 14 hits in the ballgame. Josh Kallstrom led the assault with three hits in three at bats, with an RBI and a run scored. He was one of four River Dogs to pound out a double in the contest.
"The kids have been working hard in the batting cages and its beginning to pay off," Boruff said. "You can see their confidence growing each time out."
Spencer Vela’s RBI single in the top of the first, and a fielder’s choice in the second put the Dogs up top 2-0.
The team threatened to blow things wide open in the third with the bags full and no out, but stranded all three runners.
The score held up until the River Dogs hung three on the board in the fifth to take a commanding 5-0 lead.
Williamsport got one back in the bottom of the inning. The Dogs tacked on three more in the sixth to make it 8-1 and put the game on ice.
The River Dogs match up with Southern Oregon today. Logan Moss gets the nod on the hill.
A win will assure no less than a spot in the quarterfinals, and with the way the other teams are performing in the bracket, could mean a berth to the semifinal round.