JOHN DAY - The McLoughlin Pioneers started off the Icebreaker Tourney with the hard fought win over Sisters 5-3 Friday.

Randy Romero threw five innings for the Pioneers (2-0), scattering four hits and striking out nine. Lupito Salazar threw two innings of relief, allowing one hit.

"It was a pitchers' duel and Randy Romero did real well," Mac-Hi coach Craig Angell said. "We had a big third inning and that did it for us."

The Pioneers scored all five of their runs in the third inning. They will face LaPine and South Umpqua today.

HERMISTON JV 10, UMATILLA 5 - In Hermiston, the Bulldogs scored nine runs in the first two innings as they topped the Vikings in nonleague action Friday.

Tim Rood took the win for the Bulldogs, while Umatilla starter Aaron Trukositz did not make it out of the first inning.

"Errors and walks killed us," Umatilla coach Alan Baker said.

STANFIELD 10-12, ELGIN 4-2 - In Stanfield, the Tigers swept the twin bill from the Huskies in nonleague baseball play Friday.

Derek Monkus took the win in the opener, giving up only one run in his four innings of work. Shaun Milbrodt came on in relief to save the win.

The Tigers (3-0) scored 10 runs on only six hits.

In the nightcap, Quinton Grogan threw four quality innings, giving up two runs on one hit. He also was 3-3 in the game, including a fourth inning home run to deep center field. Mike Fisher was 3-4 with a triple in the game.

The quality of defense was lacking a bit as both teams committed four errors each in both games.

"It was one of those sloppy, early season defensive games for both teams," Stanfield coach Bryan Johnson said.

Softball

PENDLETON JV 14, RIVERSIDE 7 - In Boardman, the Pirates (0-2) answered the Bucks' four runs in the third inning but after taking a 5-4 lead in the fifth, allowed eight runs in the top of the sixth they could not recover from.

Pirates' coach Robin Graff said things just unraveled for his team after a close play at third went Pendleton's way in the sixth.

Brittney McCullough and Jordan Graff were both 3 for 4 in the game and McCullough hit three doubles.

Tennis

UMATILLA - The Riverside tennis team dominated their matches against Umatilla, winning 6-0 on the boys side and 7-2 in the girls matches Friday.

In the boys matches, Luca Barro defeated Alan Lougee 8-2, Carlos Garcia defeated Vinny Stefani 8-5, Luis Campos defeated Pedro Ortiz 8-0 and Tim Thomason defeated Jacob Lowrance 8-0.

In the doubles action, Barro and Garcia defeated Milton Watson and Kile Wilson 8-3 while Campos and Thomason defeated Kody Guentert and Cole Reiner 8-4.

The Vikings did a little better in the girls matches, winning two. Jessica Bruce defeated Evelyn Garcia 8-4 while Brianna Watson and Fiana Manriquez won their doubles match.

Other winners for Riverside were Lilly Doherty, Stephanie Fuentes, Tonya Thomason and the doubles teams of Fuentes and Melanie Mejia, Brianda Gutierrez and Nuvia Ramirez, Joanna Lomas and Sandra Mendoza and Yudy Avilar and Leticia Mendoza.

Golf

KENNEWICK, Wash. - Brady Parsons of Eastmont High beat Josh Harvey of Hanford in a sudden victory playoff to take medalist honors at the 47th annual Kennewick High Invitational Golf Tournament, held at the Tri-City Country Club Friday.

Parsons and Harvey were tied at 66 after 18 holes, while Brad Donahue of Eisenhower and Drew Reinland of Walla Walla shot rounds of 67, tying for third.

Kamiakin took the team title with a score of 282, while Lewiston (284) was second and Walla Walla (287) was third.

Pendleton had a team score of 298, with Calvin Baty leading the way with a round of 72. Kordd Thornton shot a 74, Sloan Tennant shot 75 and Scott Newman scored a 77 for the Bucks.

Hermiston finished with a 339 score, led by Kurt Simmons, who shot a 76.

ECHO - Heppner came away with the team victory with a score of 357 in the tournament held at the Echo Hills Golf Course Friday.

Josh Shank led the Mustangs with a round of 80, while Joe Pranger carded an 86.

Grant Union placed second with a 411, followed by Wallowa (420), Heppner JV (421), Union (428) and Grant Union JV (488).

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