LA?GRANDE - Pendleton's Hodgen Distributing Red Bulls American Legion baseball team plastered La Grande's Subway A's ace pitcher Zach Nice for 11 hits to take the opener of a doubleheader Monday 4-2.
The Red Bulls didn't find an answer for La Grande's Josh Yundt in the night cap, though, and fell 2-0.
"I thought we hit the ball well against him, he only had four strikeouts,"?said Pendleton assistant Brian Whitten of Yundt, who was an all-state player as a La Grande High School senior in 2009. "We hit the ball right at them. That's kind of been our thing this summer."
The Red Bulls still out-hit the A's 4-3 in Game 2, but it was the home team that made the most of its chances.
In the second inning Yundt hit a double that drove in the game's only two runs after the A's got runners to second and third on a hit batter and two errors.
It was a stark contrast to a Game 1 the Red Bulls dominated.
With Isaac Henslee throwing four shutout innings to start the doubleheader, the Red Bulls put a pair of runs across home plate in both the third and fourth innings.
In the third inning, Travis Copeland reached base on a single and Lane Richards reached on an error.
Wyatt Whitten drove Copeland in with a double, the game's only extra base hit, and then Daniel Lebsock singled in Richards.
In the fourth, Chaz Madsen and Copeland both reached on singles and advanced to scoring position. Richards drove both in with a single.
Copeland was 3-for-4 in the game, Ryan Smith was 2-for-2 and Vaughn Hawkins was 2-for-3. Richards was 2-for-3 in the night cap.
John Kline pitched two innings of relief and Sen VanPelt tossed a scoreless seventh to get the save.
Hodgen will travel to Nampa on Thursday to play in a weekend tournament.