Zack Henrichs kept Enterprise’s bats quiet on Saturday, which was good enough to claim game one of the Eastern Oregon League baseball doubleheader.
From Irrigon’s mound, Henrichs gave up just one single and struck out seven Outlaws on the way to a 15-0 shutout. But Enterprise finally brought the bats in game two, and despite a fight, Irrigon couldn’t stop the 7-5 loss that ended the day.
The defeat would be their first in the league.
Payton Smith and Matthew Moreno each scored three runs in the first game, and Dalton Schneider hit 2 for 3 with a run and three RBIs.
Enterprise’s lacking defense got the best of them. Pitcher Coy Aschenbrenner tallied just three strikeouts, and gave up 13 runs on six hits and four walks. The Knights collected 11 stolen bases.
In game two, Enterprise jumped out to a 3-0 lead off of David Salim’s single in the top of the first inning, and they never looked back.
The Knights trailed 7-3 in the bottom of the seventh and drove in two more runs to lessen their deficit, but it wouldn’t be enough.
Lino Covarrubia scored two runs for Irrigon, while Henrichs, Damon Sawyer, and Ryan Hussey each scored one. Moreno gave up three runs and three walks from just a third of an inning on the hill.
The No. 4 Knights (11-3, 2-1 EOL) hit the road to Umatilla today for another league game. First pitch is at 4 p.m.
ENTERPRISE/WALLOWA/JOSEPH 12-10, IRRIGON 1-2 — On Saturday, the visiting Enterprise Outlaws handed Irrigon their first Eastern Oregon League losses in a home doubleheader.
“We didn’t pitch, we didn’t play our defense, and we didn’t hit the ball well,” said coach Jeff Botefuhr. “It just wasn’t a good day. We didn’t show up to play.”
Bailey Botefuhr, Alyssa Luna, and Jessica Cain were the only Knights to make it to home plate for the day.
Irrigon (5-9, 2-2 EOL) travels to Umatilla on Tuesday for another league contest.
STANFIELD/ECHO 13, ADRIAN 3 — The Cougars managed to fit in one Big Sky League game of their Saturday doubleheader before the rain ended game two after three innings, but it would be enough to add another win to their record.
Kendra Hart was nearly unstoppable on the plate and in the circle, hitting 3 for 5 with four runs and an RBI, and throwing 12 strikeouts over seven innings.
Amber Weems and Megan Wampler also went 3 for 5 at bat. Weems scored two runs and two RBIs.
Stanfield/Echo (9-3, 2-3 BSL) travel to Grant Union/Prairie City on Friday for another league doubleheader.
PENDLETON 4, THE DALLES 4 — Pendleton faced some of their closest competition on Saturday in The Dalles.
Although their team scores were split, Pendleton made off with the win due to their higher individual player scores.
In a No. 1 singles match, Bethany Flanagan let go of the win in a 13-11 third set tiebreaker. Katie Bradt followed that up with a 10-6 win over her Riverhawks opponent, also in a tiebreaker.
In a No. 4 singles contest, Reilly Lovercheck won in a 10-3 tiebreaking round.
And the tiebreaker competitions didn’t end there. Larissa Chambers and Becca Walker lost a close third set 10-8, followed by Sylvie Heriza and Clare Durant’s 6-0, 6-1 sweep. Kalan Spencer and Kyra Jackson lost in a 10-4 tiebreaker, and Olivia Corbett and Sarah House ended the day with a 6-0, 6-1 victory for the Bucks.
“The Dalles have been playing good tennis all season,” coach Rocky Dillenburg said. “It was just a day of some real tough matches. I was quite happy with the way we competed.”
The Bucks return home for more Intermountain Conference matches against Hood River today at 4 p.m.
Track and field
UMATILLA, RIVERSIDE AT PROSSER ROTARY INVITE — On Saturday, the Umatilla boys track team placed eighth overall at the Prosser Rotary Invite, amassing a final score of 34 points.
In the 200-meter dash, Vikings junior Arrik Russell posted a personal record of 24.21 seconds to finish in seventh. Sophomore Eric Hoyos also had a PR of 24.51 with his ninth-place finish. Russell placed sixth (54.54) in the 400-meter.
In the 800-meter, Zayne Troeger hit a season record with his 2:06.14, seventh-place finish. He kept the momentum going to set a personal record of 4:39.56 in his third-place finish in the 1,600-meter race.
Umatilla’s 4x100 relay team, which included Hoyos, Troeger, Russell, and Julian Gutierrez, placed fifth, finishing in 46 seconds flat. Prosser’s team took first at 44.59. Russell, Gutierrez, and Troeger teamed with Jose Alaniz for fourth place in the 4x400 relay, posting a time of 3:41.15.
Gutierrez tied for seventh with Zillah’s Parker VanDeGraaf and Columbia’s William Vernam in the high jump, posting a 5-10 mark. Alaniz set a personal record (38-2¼) in the triple jump, good for seventh place.
The Viking girls saw a number of strong outings from Chantal Lemus. The sophomore placed seventh in the shot put event (30-10), fourth in discus (100-4), sixth in the triple jump (31-06.50), and eighth with her PR in the long jump (15-01).
Sophomore Abigail Carendas placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles at 17.83 seconds, and seventh in the 300-meter race (51.04).
Junior Tymesha Douglas set a PR at 31-05 in the triple jump, and junior Patty Burres placed eighth in the 100 meters, crossing the finish line at 13.59 seconds. The Umatilla girls barely missed out on a spot in the top 10, placing 11th with 21.33 points.
Riverside’s Johan Pena made the No. 10 spot in the 100-meter dash, finishing at 11.85 seconds. Marco Landeros set a personal record (45.24) in the 300-meter hurdles.