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SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: Bucks earn wins in non-league action

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Published on March 18, 2017 6:40PM

Last changed on March 18, 2017 10:59PM

PENDLETON — St. Helen’s Taylor Dow led off the game with a home run, but Pendleton pitcher Alexi Brehaut didn’t let that rattle her in her first start on the rubber this season.

Brehaut fired back with nine strikeouts and no walks, and allowed just four hits as the Buckaroos got their bats going for a 12-2 win in five innings on Saturday in a non-league softball game.

“She settled right in and did a really good job throwing to her spots the rest of the game,” said Pendleton coach Tim Cary of his junior hurler.

The Bucks (3-0) quickly got the run back in the bottom of the first, then added four in the second and seven in the third to take over.

Brehaut went 3-for-3 with two RBIs at the plate, and Rylee Gentner and Kila Solomon each had two doubles while going 2-for-3. Peyton Hergert added three RBIs on a 2-for-4 game and Lauren Richards and Kirah McGlothan also drove in two.

Cary said he wasn’t happy with the team’s three errors in the field, though.

“Our bats finally came alive, so that’s nice to see, but our defense took a step back,” he said. “We’ll take the victory that’s for sure, and this gives us some good coaching points early in the season.”

Pendleton’s next game is Tuesday when it hosts La Grande at 4:30 p.m.



SHHS 100 10 — 2 4 2

PHS 147 0X — 12 13 3

B. Scheer and M. Massey. A. Brehaut and K. Solomon. W — Brehaut. L — Scheer.

2B — M. Parker, R. Gentner 2, K. Solomon 2 (PHS). HR — T. Dow (SHHS).


PENDLETON 12, OAK HARBOR 1 — At Hanford, Wash., Tyler Chichester and Hayden Villers combined on the mound and Daniel Naughton went 3-for-3 with four RBIs at the plate to lead the Buckaroos to their first win of the season on Saturday.

Naughton hit a double and a triple, and scored twice as Pendleton led from the second inning on. Austin Zaugg (2-for-4) and Villers (0-for-2) each added two RBIs and Wyatt Morris and Jared Beveridge were each 2-for-4.

Chichester pitched the first four innings with three strikeouts and allowed one run on two hits and four walks. Villers tossed the last two and gave up one hit while striking out two.


(6 innings) R H E

PHS 031 332 — 12 12 1

OHS 000 100 — 1 3 2

T. Chichester, H. Villers (5). Spradla, Roberts (4), Miller (5). W — Chichester. L — Spradla.

1B — D. Naughton, R. Russell (PHS); McCarthy (OHS). 3B — D. Naughton (PHS).

HANFORD 11, PENDLETON 6 — At Hanford, Wash., three very costly errors helped Hanford score eight unearned runs in Pendleton’s second non-league game on Saturday afternoon.

It was too much for Buckaroos (1-3) to overcome as they matched Hanford with nine hits apiece.

“We don’t have the shut-down pitchers to allow extra base runners,” said Bucks coach T.J. Haguewood. “We’ve got to throw strikes more consistently, but overall our pitchers were competitive.”

Pendleton went up 3-0 in the first, but its bullpen ran into some trouble as walks also made matters worse and Hanford scored eight runs in the 4th through 6th innings.

Parker Smith pitched the first four innings and left trailing 6-5 after a three-run fourth by Hanford. He allowed eight runs (three earned) on seven hits, walked two and struck out one.

Smith paced the Bucks on offense going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, Nick Bower (1-for-3) added two RBIs and two runs, and Wyatt Morris was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run.

Pendleton’s next game is Tuesday when it hosts La Grande at 4:30 p.m.



PHS 300 200 1 — 6 9 3

HHS 030 323 X — 11 9 1

P. Smith, A. Zaugg (5), J. Beveridge (6), W. Morris (6). Rador, Unkown (4).

2B — N. Bower, R. Russell, P. Smith (PHS); Polestki, Yug (HHS). HR — Yug (HHS).


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