Humphreys, Byrnes key Rocket victory

PILOT ROCK - Mitch Byrnes had a double and teammate Kyle Humphreys blasted a home run in the fifth to lift Pilot Rock to a 6-5 Columbia Basin Conference baseball victory over Weston-McEwen.

Tyler Rhinehart was 2 for 3 at the plate and earned the win on the hill for the Rockets, tossing two scoreless innings in relief.

Pilot Rock (10-3, 3-1 CBC) travels to Heppner on Tuesday. Weston-McEwen (1-9, 0-3) hosts Umatilla on Friday.

Stanfield 8, Umatilla 4

STANFIELD - Nick McFarlane worked four innings to earn the win on the mound and went 2 for 2 at the dish with an RBI double for Stanfield, which won its second consecutive Columbia Basin Conference baseball game.

Jerrad Little went 2 for 4 and also had a two-run double for Stanfield (13-4, 2-1), which hosts Heppner on Friday.

Umatilla (1-9, 0-4 CBC) plays Friday at Weston-McEwen.


Boys: Hermiston 6, Eisenhower, Wash., 2

Girls: Hermiston 5, Eisenhower, Wash., 2

HERMISTON - The Hermiston boys and girls tennis teams dropped just two matches apiece as the Bulldogs cruised past Eisenhower, Wash. The Hermiston boys played at home, while the Bulldog girls were on the road.

Hermiston's Ryan Bell defeated Jeff Strew at No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-1. The Bulldogs' Brant Lloyd and Taylor Smith also had singles victories.

David Ramcharan and Juan Rodriguez took the top doubles match for Hermiston, defeating Nick Schmidt and Eric Bemis 6-4, 6-1.

Paul Carollo and Darren Ramcharan, Kenneth Gregory and Derek Harmon were also victorious in doubles play for the Bulldogs.

In girls action, Rachel Berger took control, taking a 6-0, 6-2 decision over Christine Whiteside at No. 1 singles.

Hermiston's Rebecca Berger was victorious at second singles, defeating Katie Staudinger in straight sets.

In doubles play, Hermiston's Holly Harmon and Katelyn Alleman beat Andrea Brassington and Lauryl Duchsherer 6-1, 6-1.

Hermiston's Rene Swoboda and Katie Johnson won 6-0, 6-4, and teammates Sarah Adams and Cherrel Cook also won.

Mac-Hi cruises past La Grande

LA GRANDE - La Grande committed 18 errors Tuesday, and Mac-Hi pounded out 27 hits in a 14-2, 10-0 Greater Oregon League softball sweep of La Grande.

Pitcher Ranzy York won the first game for Mac-Hi, going the distance. She gave up two runs on three hits, walked a batter and struck out five. Shalee Potts hit a three-run triple for the Pioneers in the opener.

Freshman pitcher Amber Knight won the second game, throwing a complete-game shutout. She gave up three hits, one walk and struck out 12. Knight went 3 for 4 at the plate with a double and four RBI.

Mac-Hi (10-1, 5-1 GOL) plays No. 1-ranked Baker on Thursday.

Pilot Rock 17-13, Umatilla 0-1

UMATILLA - Pilot Rock pitcher Caren McLaren won the opening game of an Eastern Oregon League softball doubleheader Saturday, tossing a two-hit shutout.

Andrea Pedro picked up the win for the Rockets in the second game, allowing one run over seven innings.

Pilot Rock had 20 hits, including a Tabatha Gambill double in the second game.

Pilot Rock (9-3, 6-0 EOL) hosts Culver on Saturday, and Umatilla (2-9, 0-6) entertains Weston-McEwen on Tuesday.

Weston-McEwen 10-8, Heppner 6-5

HEPPNER - Weston-McEwen's Ashleigh Riddle went 3 for 4 and was a home run short of hitting for the cycle in the second game Tuesday during an Eastern Oregon League twinbill.

Codi Smalley threw the first game for the TigerScots, giving up six runs on nine hits in earning the win.

Ashley Bagdon earned the win in the second game, giving up 11 hits and five runs over seven innings.

Heppner's Chelsey Betsinger went 2 for 2 with an RBI for the Mustangs in the second game.

Weston-McEwen (8-1, 3-1 EOL) travels to Umatilla on Friday, and Heppner (3-6, 2-4) is at Echo on Saturday.

Echo/Stanfield 5-5, Culver 6-1

CULVER - Bridgette Packard hit two doubles in the nightcap Tuesday to help Echo/Stanfield salvage a split against Culver.

The Tigers' Ali McQuain went 3 for 3, Amanda Morris was 2 for 4 with a double, and Katelyn Jordan went 2 for 3 with a double in the first game.

Ashley Martinez pitched a three-hit complete game in the second game for the win, and also hit a double in the sixth inning.

The Tigers (6-4, 2-4 EOL) host Heppner on Saturday.


Boys: Weston-McEwen 4, Umatilla 4

Girls: Weston-McEwen 6, Umatilla 2

UMATILLA - Umatilla's Leonard Routson and Erin Kauffman won No. 1 singles matches Tuesday to lead the Vikings.

Routson defeated Jason Kennedy 8=6. and Kauffman was an 8-5 winner.

Boys singles winners for the TigerScots were Damon Ashbeck, Sang Woo Lee and Arturo Rodriguez.

Umatilla's Gustavo Manriguez was victorious, winning 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

The No. 1 doubles team of Michael Palomino and David White, Jr. defeated Weston-McEwen's Kenny McCullough and Calder Alford 8-4.

Umatilla's Eric Lougee and Kevin Eddy, along with Brian Fig and Jacob Stefani of Weston-McEwen also posted doubles victories.

On the girls side, Weston-McEwen's Rose Dunn and Caitlin Remington posted wins in singles play.

Rikki Pine and Christine Campos went to a tie-breaker with Jodi Huntsman and Molly Tucker of Weston-McEwen 9-8, (12-10) in No. 1 doubles.

Sherman County 5, Ione 0

IONE - Ione's Taylor McElligott lost his No. 1 singles match 9-8 to Sherman County's Miguel Ambriz on Tuesday.

Robert McElligott and William Wehrlie both lost to Sherman County's German Quintero 8-3, 8-4, respectively, in the other singles matches.

Charlen Houweling lost to Brooke Gray of Sherman County in the girls No. 1 singles match 8-3.

Ione's Kristal Temple also dropped her match to Kattie Cunningham (8-2).


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