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PREP ROUNDUP: Buckaroos smack 49 hits to sweep doubleheader with Riverhawks

East Oregonian

Published on April 13, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on April 13, 2018 10:54PM

THE DALLES — The Pendleton softball team made a statement to begin Columbia River Conference play on Friday, as the Buckaroos thumped a shorthanded The Dalles squad 26-3 and 13-2 in a doubleheader on Friday afternoon.

Pendleton (12-1 overall, 2-0 CRC) coach Tim Cary did note that The Dalles was not at full strength, with several players out with injury and junior varsity players filling in.

“They had some injuries and didn’t throw their best at us,” Cary said.

However Pendleton’s offense took it to The Dalles’ pitching staff, as the Bucks tallied 49 hits between the two games — 19 of those of the extra-base variety. Kirah McGlothan had a team-best eight hits on the day with five doubles and Alexi Brehaut had seven hits with three doubles.

Rylee Gentner finally showed off her power in the doubleheader as well, as the senior shortstop smacked three home runs and finished with five hits total.

“Rylee had a tremendous day, she was hitting the ball right on the button every time,” Cary said. “It was a great confidence booster for her.”

Other standout hitters for the Buckaroos were Kila Solomon with six hits, Sami Spriet with five hits and three doubles, Elli Nirschl with six hits and a double, Aspen Garton with four hits and a double and Lauren Richards with three hits and two doubles.

Richards also pitched all 12 innings on the day for the Buckaroos, tallying 24 strikeouts while allowing nine hits, five runs and two walks.

The Buckaroos and Riverhawks (7-7-1, 0-2) meet again on Tuesday, this time in Pendleton and Cary said his team won’t take the Riverhawks lightly.

“We anticipate a much, much different game on Tuesday and we’ll have to be ready,” he said.


Game 1 R H E

PHS (10)40 84 — 26 32 1

TDS 012 00 — 3 2 2

(P) L. Richards and K. Solomon. (TDS) B. LeBreton, M. Kelly (2). W — Richards, L — LeBreton.

2B — S. Spriet 2, A. Brehaut 2, R. Gentner, Ki. McGlothan 2, E. Nirschl, L. Richards 2 (PHS). HR — R. Gentner 2 (PHS).

Game 2 R H E

PHS 300 304 3 — 13 17 2

TDS 010 001 0 — 2 7 1

(P) L. Richards and K. Solomon. (T) M. Kelly. W — Richards, L — Kelly.

2B — S. Spriet, A. Brehaut, A. Garton, Ki. McGlothan 3 (PHS). HR — R. Gentner (PHS).

ECHO 16-8, IRRIGON 6-3 — At Echo, the Cougars extended their win streak to four games and stayed perfect in district play by sweeping a doubleheader with Irrigon on Friday, 16-6 and 8-3.

The Cougars’ offense was powered by the middle of its lineup on Friday, as 1-5 hitters Kendra Hart, Haili Spurlock, Monique Montoya, Michelle Sweems and Alex Putman combined for 13 hits, 12 runs scored, 11 RBI and a double. Echo (6-2 overall, 3-0 Special District 1) pitchers Alyssa Ray and Kendra Hart allowed only eight hits on the day and struck out 20, but also walked 16 Knights.

For the Knights (5-10, 1-2) Jada Burns, Bailey Botefuhr and M Wilson each had two hits on the day to pace the offense.


Game 1 R H E

IHS 000 06 — 6 3 9

ECHO 501 82 — 16 9 2

(I) P. Chavez, B. Botefuhr (4). (E) A. Ray, K. Hart (5). W — Ray, L — Chavez.

2B — B. Botefuhr (IHS); M. Weems 2 (ECHO).

Game 2 R H E

IHS 101 010 0 — 3 5 7

ECHO 170 000 X — 8 6 0

(I) B. Botefuhr, P. Chavez (3). (E) K. Hart, A. Ray (6). W — Hart, L — Botefuhr.

2B — M. Montoya, A. Ray (ECHO).

MAC-HI 5-9, ONTARIO 3-6 — At Ontario, the Mac-Hi Pioneers remain unbeaten in Greater Oregon League play after sweeping the Ontario Tigers 5-3 in 10 innings and 9-6 on Friday afternoon.

The Pioneers (12-3 overall, 4-0 GOL) continue league play on April 21 with a doubleheader at La Grande.

GRANT UNION 19-24, WESTON-MCEWEN 3-5 — At John Day, the Weston-McEwen TigerScots had a tough day as they lost both games of a doubleheader by wide margins as Grant Union won with scores of 19-3 and 24-5 on Friday.

Jordyn Lambert had the best day for any TigerScot (2-6 overall) hitter, going a combined 5-for-8 with two home runs and a double, four RBI and three runs scored. Skyler Walter also had a double and Brittany McGill had two hits.

Grant Union’s Macy Strong had a team-best six hits on the day with six RBI, while Whitney McClellan had two home runs and five RBI and Hailie Wright and Brianna Zweygardt each scored six runs.


Game 1 R H E

W-M 011 10 — 3 5 4

GU 595 0X — 19 11 0

(W) J. Lambert, L. Duckett (3). (G) T. Allen, B. Zweygardt (4). W — Allen, L — Lambert.

2B — S. Walter (W-M); B. Zweygardt (GU). HR — J. Lambert (W-M); W. McClellan (GU).

Game 2 R H E

W-M 101 12 — 5 6 4

GU 6(13)2 3X — 24 21 0

(W) L. Duckett, J. Lambert (2), S. Walter (4). (G) B. Zweygardt, M. Moulton (4). W — Zweygardt, L — Duckett.

2B — J. Lambert (W-M); M. Strong, T. Ramft, R. Shelley (GU). HR — J. Lambert (W-M); B. Zweygardt, W. McClellan, T. Voigt (GU).


IRRIGON 5-2, JOSEPH 4-12 — At Joseph, the Irrigon Knights split a doubleheader with the Joseph Eagles on Friday, as the Knights won Game 1 by a 5-4 score and then Joseph took the final game 12-2.

In the only win for the Knights (7-5 overall, 3-2 Eastern Oregon League) in Game 1, Irrigon scored all five of its runs in the fifth inning. Trailing 2-0, Adrian Roa drew a bases-loaded walk to get the Knights on the board and then Zach Henrichs hit a two-run double to give the Knights a 3-2 lead. Irrigon added two more runs on a passed ball and a Joseph error.

Henrichs pitched 6 1/3 innings and struck out seven while allowing seven hits and four runs to earn the win.

In Game 2, Joseph’s offense peppered Irrigon’s pitching early and often, scoring 11 of its 12 runs in the first three innings. The Knights scored a pair on a RBI double by Johnny Phillips in top of the first inning.


Game 1 R H E

IHS 000 050 0 — 5 3 0

JHS 000 200 2 — 4 7 2

(I) Z. Henrichs, A. Roa (7). (J) C. Bathke.

2B — Z. Henrichs (IHS); Flynn (JHS).

Game 2 R H E

IHS 200 000 — 2 6 0

JHS 632 001 — 12 10 2

(I) B. Harrington, K. Fleming (2), A. Roa (2). (J) R. Hayward. W — Hayward, L — Harrington.

2B — L. Covarrubia, J. Phillips (IHS); R. Hayward (JHS).

VALE 8-14, RIVERSIDE 0-2 — At Vale, the Riverside Pirates’ offense was kept quiet by the Vale Vikings’ pitching staff as Vale won Friday’s doubleheader 8-0 and 14-2.

The Pirates (5-7 overall, 1-3 Eastern Oregon League) next play at Umatilla on Tuesday.

BURNS 11-6, UMATILLA 7-1 — At Burns, the Umatilla Vikings’ losing streak fell to four games on Friday as the Burns Hilanders won a league doubleheader 11-7 and 6-1.

The Vikings (4-5 overall, 0-4 Eastern Oregon League) next host Riverside on Tuesday.

Track & Field

OREGON RELAYS — At Eugene, the Hermiston Bulldogs top athletes traveled to the University of Oregon campus on Friday to compete in Day 1 of the Oregon Relays at historic Hayward Field.

Of the Bulldogs competing on Friday, boys high jumper Jackson Morgan by far had the best day. The senior finished in second place with a jump of 1.88 meters, only 0.07 meters behind first place.

Also finishing well was senior Antonio Fernandez in boys shot put, where he finished ninth after a throw of 14.49 meters. Jonathan Hinkle finished No. 48 in the boys 100-meter dash prelims with a time of 12.07, nearly one second off the pace of the leaders.

On the girls side, sprinter Scout Reagan had the best finish at No. 19 in the 100-meter dash prelims with a time of 13.10. Stephanie Miears finished 36th in shot put with a throw of 23.38 meters.


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