NYSSA In its first season in the 3A classification the Stanfield baseball team clinched the Eastern Oregon League title, defeating Nyssa 10-4 and 8-2 in a Friday doubleheader.
Our goal was to finish in the top three, Stanfield coach Bryan Johnson said. We were able to sweep (Nyssa) and take first.
Stanfield (17-4, 10-2) used a five-run seventh inning to run away from Nyssa (12-12, 7-3) in the first game.
The Tigers Bryce Linker went the distance, striking out 10 batters and gave up just five hits.
In the nightcap, Linker led Stanfield at the plate going 4-for-4 with three RBIs. Dylan Grogan was a force on the mound for the Tigers, giving up just four hits while tallying eight strikeouts in seven innings.
Stanfield, ranked No. 7 in the OSAA RPI, has wrapped up EOL play but still has a pair of non-league games before the postseason.
The Tigers play host to Irrigon on Tuesday.
R H E
SHS 220 100 5 10 11 2
NYH 200 110 0 4 5 2
Bryce Linker and Thyler Monkus. Clark, Bucholz (7) and Cleaver W Linker; L Clark;
R H E
SHS 233 000 0 8 7 1
NYH 110 000 0 2 4 2
D. Grogan and Sather. Hansen, Conant (5) and Cleaver. W Grogan; L Hansen.