The Mac-Hi Pioneers are enjoying a six-game streak in the Greater Oregon League after Saturday’s home doubleheader sweep of Ontario.
The first game didn’t see a run until the top of the sixth when Ontario took a 1-0 advantage. Mac-Hi tied it up at the bottom of the inning, and Courtney Cain’s solo homer finally gave the the Pioneers the edge.
Sydney Earls sat down 11 Ontario batters, surrendering just one run on three hits over seven innings.
The Tigers lead 3-0 in the second game until the Pioneers tied it in the bottom of the third. Mac-Hi ran in five runs in the fifth, and another five in the sixth to call the game in six innings.
Bella Perkins led Mac-Hi’s offense, batting 2-for-4 with a run scored and five more driven home. Graci Bullock went 3 for 4 at the plate with two runs and two RBIs. Rikki Mark hit 2 for 3 with three runs and an RBI.
The No. 2 Pioneers (15-5, 7-2 GOL) travel to Baker/Powder Valley on Tuesday.
WESTON-MCEWEN 11-14, ADRIAN 0-4 — The No. 2 TigerScots scored Blue Mountain Conference wins on Saturday, defeating the host Antelopes in a doubleheader.
“McKenna (Stallings, pitcher) dominated in the first game,” said coach Jeff Griggs. “It took us some time to adjust to (Adrian’s) pitching — their velocity wasn’t quite up there with the other teams we’ve played. They’re a young team. They’re still figuring out what it’s like to be in a 2A Oregon league.”
Weston-McEwen (15-3, 8-2 BMC) hosts Heppner/Ione on Saturday to close out the regular season.
GRANT UNION/PRAIRIE CITY 23-16, HEPPNER/IONE 4-0 (5) — The Mustangs could not overcome the top-ranked Prospectors, who handed them two more Blue Mountain Conference losses Saturday in John Day.
Heppner/Ione (4-8, 1-7 BMC) hosts Riverside in a nonleague matchup on Tuesday. First pitch is at 4 p.m.
SHERMAN/ARLINGTON/CONDON 12-19, HEPPNER/IONE 2-8 — The host Huskies took a seven-run lead in the first of two Blue Mountain Conference games Saturday and never looked back.
In game two, Hayden Hyatt lasted 3⅓ innings and gave up nine runs on five hits and seven walks. Tyler Carter threw 3⅔ innings of relief and let slip 10 runs on seven hits and two walks.
Heppner/Ione (3-11, 2-7 BMC) travel to Grant Union on Tuesday.
WESTON-MCEWEN 8-20, STANFIELD/ECHO — Weston Phillips threw a complete shutout for the TigerScots, striking out 11 to keep Stanfield at bay in the first of two Blue Mountain Conference games on Saturday.
Weston-McEwen drove in 13 runs in the second inning of game 2. Tanner Sater, Blane Peal, and Levie Phillips all singled to score runs. Sater also tripled on a 1-1 count, scoring two more runs. Stanfield spent four pitchers in an effort to contain the TigerScots, but tallied 13 walks for the game.
Weston-McEwen (5-11, 5-5 BMC) hosts Sherman County for a doubleheader on Friday. Stanfield/Echo (1-16, 1-9 BMC) hosts Riverside for a nonleague game on Tuesday.
ONTARIO 16-15, MAC-HI 0-2 — Seth Forsyth was lights-out for the Tigers on Saturday, striking out 12 Pioneers in the opener of a Greater Oregon League doubleheader.
Forsyth also hit a perfect 2-for-2 with three runs and two RBIs in the second game. Meanwhile, Devon Cothey, Mac-Hi’s second relief pitcher, scattered nine runs on four hits and three walks.
Ontario tallied 13 runs in the sixth inning to call the game early.
Mac-Hi (5-12, 0-10 GOL) hosts La Grande for one final league doubleheader at 3 p.m. Saturday.
NIKE/JESUIT TWILIGHT RELAYS
Pendleton’s Lane Maher met with some pretty stiff competition Friday at the Nike/Jesuit Twilight Relays in Portland. Maher, a junior, was fifth in the 110 hurdles in a time of 14.89 seconds. Deyondre Davis of South Kitsap won the event with a time of 14.18.
SD 4 Sub-District Tournament — On Saturday’s Special District 4 Sub-Districts in Kennewick, the Mac-Hi girls took first with a team score of 44, far ahead of the second-place contenders from Sherman County at 26.
Janelle Martinez and Evelyn Garcia were the doubles winners. Weston-McEwen’s Cloe Davis and Emma Olson took third, and Mac-Hi also placed Jessica and Kasey Lesko at fourth.
Mac-Hi’s Daisy Alvarez and Leslie Davis won second and third place in the singles bracket, respectively.
PENDLETON 6, CROOK COUNTY 2 — A clean sweep of Saturday’s doubles matches helped Pendleton take down Crook County in Intermountain Conference action.
Becca Walker and Larissa Chambers won 6-0, 6-3 in a No. 1 contest, Clare Durant and Sylvie Heriza won in a 7-2 third set tiebreaker, Olivia Corbett and Sarah House won in a 10-1 tiebreaker, and Kelsey and Reilly Lovercheck ended the day with a 6-4, 6-1 victory.
After losing her first set 6-4, Bethany Flanagan won the next set 6-1, then took the tiebreaker 10-7 in a No. 1 singles match.
Katie Bradt shut out Kaylee Carr in two 6-0 sets — an opponent she had lost to earlier in the season.
“These were good, competitive matches today,” said coach Rocky Dillenburg. “We wanted that heading into districts. Our doubles are continuing to improve, giving us a chance to win the team competition.”
SD 4 Sub-District Tournament — The Mac-Hi boys took the top spot at Saturday’s Special District 4 Sub-District tournament, tallying 35 points in their team score. Weston-McEwen was right behind them at 30, and Riverside third at 21.
Riverside’s Jose Sanchez and Christian Reyes were the first-place winners in the doubles bracket, followed by Mac-Hi’s Rolando and Christopher Garcia at second. The Pioneers also placed Dylan Quist and Alexis Perez at third, and Uriel and Ricardo Carrillo of Stanfield/Echo took fourth.
Weston-McEwen had athletes in the top two spots in the singles bracket: Lebraun Albert first, and Noah Kelly second. Mac-Hi’s Jaime Gomez placed third, and Umatilla’s Israel De La Cerda finished at fourth.