ATHENA The Weston-McEwen baseball team scored in 11 of the 13 innings it played on Saturday, picking up a pair of Special District 6 wins over Irrigon in the process.
The TigerScots stretched their winning streak to five straight with scores of 11-1 (six innings) and 7-2, and Justin Burke and Lance Thacker each pitched complete games.
Both hurlers threw to contact and let their defense go to work. The TigerScots were pretty efficient in the field and committed just two errors to Irrigons nine.
TigerScots coach T.J. Haguewood said the infield as a whole, but particularly middle infielders Tyler Simmons and Bobby McAllister, made several great plays in Game 2.
Weston-McEwen (11-5, 7-0) battered Irrigons pitching for 13 hits in Game 1 and six players recorded two hits.
Kolten Youncs was 2 for 3 with two RBI and a run scored, and Cedric Hall was 2 for 4 with one RBI and two runs to lead the way.
Simmons (2 for 4) led the TigerScots with three RBI in Game 2 and Burke was 2 for 4 while scoring twice.
Bobby McAllister also scored twice in Game 2 and stole two bases Weston-McEwen totaled six as a team.
Both teams return to action on Tuesday with Irrigon hosting Condon/Wheeler and Weston-McEwen playing at Pilot Rock. Both games start at 4:30 p.m.
PILOT ROCK 6-15, HORIZON CHRISTIAN 1-9 At Pilot Rock, Jacob Pierce struck out nine and Logan Butler had four runs batted in to lead the Rockets in the first half of a Special District 6 twin bill on Saturday.
Levi Pendergraft and Devin Hasher paced a late-striking offense in Game 2 with a combined five RBIs and Mike Hiatt pitched six innings to get the win.
A five-run sixth inning put the Rockets ahead 11-8 and they added four insurance runs in the next at-bat to secure their seventh-straight win.
The third-place Rockets (11-8, 6-3) will host second-place Weston-McEwen on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.