PILOT ROCK — The Pilot Rock baseball team scored six runs in the fourth inning to take a lead it would not relinquish and held off Joseph for a 11-10 win on Friday in the first half of a non-league doubleheader.
The Eagles got their revenge in the second half with a 5-4 win.
Joseph struck first in the opener with a pair of runs in the first and second inning to go up 4-1 through two.
The Rockets (1-2) tied it up with three in the third, and when Joseph (1-1), which co-ops with Enterprise and Wallowa, answered with three of its own in the top of the fourth Pilot Rock unloaded.
“We just talked about, just keep competing and good things will happen, we had a lot of baseball to play,” said first-year Rockets head coach Shane Leasy. “We’re young and so we’re going to make some mistakes, and we seem to be improving and kids are getting better. I’m proud of my kids for just hanging in there and fighting.”
Reliever Braydon Postma got the last two outs in the top of the fourth and would get the win with three strikeouts, two walks, four hits and three runs allowed in 3 1/3 innings.
Levi Thieme got the last out in the seventh for the save. Starter Bryson Pierce also lasted 3 1/3 and threw 90 pitches before leaving with five strikeouts, six walks, four hits and seven runs allowed.
The Rockets were led at the plate by Pierce who went 3 for 5 with two RBI and two runs. Postma and Chris Weinke were 2 for 3 with one RBI each.
Thieme took the start in Game 2, and gave himself an early 2-0 lead by driving in Weinke on a first-inning home run. It wouldn’t last though, and Joseph reliever Christopher Nobles came on in the fifth to close out the win. Cody Hill had Pilot Rock’s other two hits in the game.
The Rockets’ next game is Tuesday at Irrigon at 4 p.m.
Game 1 R H E
EHS 220 303 0 — 10 8 1
PRHS 013 610 X — 11 12 1
C. Bathke and G. Ramsden. B. Pierce, B. Postma (4), L. Thieme and C. Weinke. W — Postma. L — Bathke.
2B — R. Hayward, C. Nobles (JHS). HR — C. Bathke.
Game 2 R H E
JHS 003 020 0 — 5 7 0
PR 201 001 0 — 4 3 1
G. Ramsden, C. Nobles (5) and R. Hayward. L. Thieme, C. Weinke (7) and C. Weinke, B. Pierce. W — Nobles. L — Thieme.
2B — G. Ramsden, R. Hayward (JHS). HR — L. Thieme
THE DALLES — The Pendleton boys were able to clean up their putting in their second round in as many days, and came in second at The Dalles Country Club with 361.
Nathan Som shot an 81 to earn fifth medalist and lead the Buckaroos, and Jared Geier and Brayden Pulver each shot 92.
Trever Reyes shot 96 to round out the team score, and Avery Madril came in with a 108.
The Dalles won the team title with a 317.
Next up for the Bucks is 18 holes at Big River Golf Course in Umatilla next Thursday.
ECHO — Heppner beat Enterprise by 25 strokes to win the boys team title at the Echo Hills Golf Tournament on Friday.
Heppner shot 361 led by Logan Grieb with an 84 and Daniel Bretsch with an 87. Grieb tied for first medalist honors with Enterprise’s Boone Herrod and Bretsch tied for third with Enterprise’s Brycen Locke.
The Heppner girls also won the team title, beating Pendleton JV 444-532.
Sophie Grant was first medalist with an 86 for the Mustangs, and Wallowa’s Tori Suto was second with a 92.
Heppner boys (361) — Logan Grieb, 84; Daniel Bretsch, 84; Reno Ferguson, 100; Kellen Grant, 92; Jake Lindsay, 98.
Heppner boys JV (431) — Logan Burright, 97; Cason Mitchell, 104; Charles Cason, 127; Casey Fletcher, 103; Wyatt McNary, 138.
Echo boys (480) — Ian Falkner, 104; Kyle Ranger, 103; James Stradly, 129; Logan Butler, 144.
Hermiston JV (408) — Garrett M, 100; Kaleb C., 98; Cody T., 107; Ty K., 103; Eli Kerrigon, 108.
Pendleton JV (420) — Seth Wood 93; Sawyer Powell, 111; Zech Cyr, 120; Kaden Murphy, 108; Reese Shippentower, 108.
Heppner girls (444) — Sophie Grant 86; Nicole Propheter, 119; Claire Grieb, 117; Madison Combe, 123; Caitlyn Scrivner, 122.
Hermiston girls JV — Kennedy Keith 135; Leslie Browning, 125; Jenna Holt, 133.
Pendleton girls JV (532) — Trinity Treloar, 124; Miah Rueber, 131; Kendall Blair, 119; Lariah Alexander, 158.
RIVERSIDE 19-15, ELGIN 1-2 — At Elgin, Skylar Wightman picked up two wins in the circle and hit a three-run home run in the first half of a doubleheader sweep by the Pirates to open their 2017 season.
Emily Kirby added four RBIs in the 19-1 opener (both game went just five innings) and coach Jordan Mittelsdorf said it was a great way to welcome eight freshmen to the varsity level.
“There were definitely some smiling faces, it was a confidence boost for sure,” she said.
Sadie Hasbell aslo drove in two, and Xenia Velasco was 2-for-3 with a double.
Bianca Avalos got her first taste of varsity pitching before giving way to Wightman in the second game, and Abby Hernandez led the offense with three RBIs.
Riverside’s next game is Monday at Waitsburg (WA) at 4 p.m.
Game 1 (5 innings) R H E
RHS 204 3(10) — 19 13 1
EHS 000 10 — 1 2 5
W — S. Wightman. L — Teaman.
2B — E. Kirby 2, A. Villegas, X. Velasco (RHS). HR — S. Wightman (RHS).
Game 2 (5 innings) R H E
RHS 840 21 — 15 5 2
EHS 010 01 — 2 4 2
W — S. Wightman. L — McGinness.