PILOT ROCK – Jace Otteson pitched a full game with two hitters and struck out 10 batters to lead Pilot Rock / Nixyaawii to an 11-0 win over McLoughlin in Game 1 of the out-of-league doubles program on Saturday May 1.
The Rockets led 8-0 after three innings, then scored three more runs in the sixth to invoke the rule of 10.
Otteson went 2 on 3 at home and produced three runs for the Rockets, while Austin Ford netted a brace and produced two runs.
Pilot Rock rallied for a 6-5 win in Game 2 to complete the sweep.
Trailing 5-4 before the end of the seventh inning, the Rockets tied the game as Ian Gamble led Wyatt Stillman. With two strikeouts, a single from Brave Pereira sent Chase Corwin through home plate for the winning point.
Austin Ford scored three runs for the Rockets, while Caden Thornton pitched the last five innings, striking out eight on catches.
Jesse Berry started the game for the Pioneers, allowing four runs on two hits while striking out nine.
Ethan Jones had a brace for Mac-Hi, while Chase Fones had two hits.
WESTON-MCEWEN 3, DUFUR / SOUTH WASCO COUNTY 0 – Junior right-hander Blane Peal pitched 6 2/3 innings without a hitting against the Rangers in a Special District 7 game.
Peal struck out 12 strikes and had four goals to lead the TigerScots (3-2) to victory.
“He was dealing,” said WM coach Shawn Pierce. “For this caliber of team (Dufur), he was in his game.”
With no one on base and two in the bottom of the seventh, Pierce pulled Peal out and sent Peyton McLouth to the mound to close the game.
It wasn’t that simple.
McLouth stepped a batter and allowed two hits to charge goals for Josh Taylor of Dufur. Taylor beat McLouth to end the game.
“I was pacing in the vault,” Pierce said of Taylor’s attack. “Nobody expects us to be good this year. I told the children that we had shaken the world.
Peal also had two hits and two RBIs, while Sebastian Roggerio and Boone Blankenship each hit singles to represent the TigerScots’ four hits.
UMATILLA 15-15, LYLE / WISHRAM / KLICKITAT / TROUT LAKE 4-5 – Ty Cranston went 3 for 4 with a triple, double and single, and produced seven runs to propel the host Vikings to victory in Game 1 against the Cougars.
Lyle scored four runs early in the second set, but Umatilla responded with seven of his own to take the lead definitively.
Ryan Lorence and Kameron Mealey combined for 12 strikeouts. Lorence also had two hits, while James Wilson went 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
In Game 2, Diego Bernal hit a three-run homerun and scored three runs as the Vikings recorded the sweep.
Umatilla scored four runs in the second inning and eight in the fifth to put the game out of reach.
Starter Frank Monahan struck out eight, while Armando Chavez had an RBI and scored twice, and Javier Jaime Jr. and RBI and two runs scored.
The Vikings (6-4), who have won four of their last five games, host Riverside on Tuesday.
IRRIGON 4-7, RIVER EDGE 17-4 – Tyler Schneider and Frank Barajas each produced three runs, and the Visiting Pirates produced 10 runs over the last two innings for a win in Game 1 of their doubles program.
Barajas also took the win, pitching five innings and striking out seven.
The Knights had two doubles and three RBIs from Cayden Rice, and a triple from Braden Atkins.
In Game 2, Riverside led 3-2 before the Knights scored four runs late in the fifth inning, highlighted by a two-run single from Alyssa Luna.
Frank Chapa had two hits and produced three runs for the Knights, while Ryan Hussey and Rice combined for 11 strikeouts.
Cooper Szasz had a brace and scored two runs for the Pirates.
HEPPNER / IONE 3-10, SHERMAN / ARLINGTON / CONDON 1-5 – Hayden Hyatt pitched six scoreless innings with three hits, and Mike Jaca netted a brace and produced two runs as host Mustangs held on for a win in Game 1 of their doubles program with the Huskies.
Heppner took a 7-2 lead after four innings in Game 2, then added three runs in the sixth to put the game out of reach.
The Mustangs were limited to five hits, but took advantage of three errors. Jaca drove two runs and scored twice.
WESTON-MCEWEN 11-14, PILOT ROCK / NIXYAAWII 8-10 – The TigerScots took a 6-0 lead after two innings, then held on for the win in Game 1 of a Blue Mountain Conference doubles program with the host Rockets.
Hailey Stallings pitched a full game for WM, taking out nine. She also hit two doubles and produced three runs.
Maddi Shell had a triple, a double and produced two runs for the TigerScots.
The Rockets had just three hits, but took advantage of nine WM mistakes. Aiva Ellis produced two runs, while Celia Farrow struck out 10 to register the loss.
In Game 2, the Rockets took a 7-2 lead after two innings, but the TigerScots scored five runs in the third and two key runs in the seventh to preserve the win and get the ball rolling.
Bailey Moore hit a two-run homer in the fifth inning for WM, while Rhianne Carr produced three runs.
Farrow and Madyson Moffitt each produced two runs for the Rockets.
CONDON BIG SKY MEETS – Cedric Dayandante of Ione clocked 59.45 seconds to win the 400 meters. He was also second in the 100 (12.32), third in the long jump (16-4) and fourth in the 200 (25.81).
Griswold’s Caleb Sprenger won the javelin with a throw of 129 feet, 7 inches. He was also third in the high jump (5-2) and sixth in the 300 hurdles (53.50).
Ryan Rudolf of Ione jumped 34-1 1/4 to place third in the triple jump. Rudolf was also third in the 400 (1: 00.92) and fourth in the 3000 (12: 01.65).
Also for the Cardinals, Lewkus Burright was fourth in discus (103-5) and seventh in javelin (85-5).
The Grizzlies collected points in the horizontal jumps as Kody Kinnamen placed sixth in the long jump (14-5) and Wyatt Van Wetchel fifth in the triple jump (23-6 1/4).
On the girls’ side, Ione’s Hailey Heideman won the long jump with a jump of 12-8. She was also third in the 200 (29.78) and seventh in the 100 (15.26).
IDAHO CENTRAL INVITATION – Shaq Badillo placed second in the shot put (42-5) and third in the javelin (96-2) to lead the McLoughlin boys to third place in the team standings with 77 points.
Clearwater Valley won the tag team title with 89 points, with Logos second at 78.
The Pioneers’ only victory came in the 4×400 relay, where Gio Perez, Sean Molina, David Hernandez and Ethan Jones clocked 4: 08.75.
Johnny Koklich and Hernandez were second and third in the 300 hurdles, while Tanner Wells was fourth in the javelin and fifth in the shot put.
On the girls’ side, Madi Perkins won the javelin with a 90-7 throw, while teammates Star Badillo were second (57-1) and Ruby Jaimes third (55-9).
DUFUR INVITATION – Heppner’s Landon Mitchell shot a 90 on Friday April 30 to win medalist honors and lead the Mustangs to the tag team title.
Cody Fletcher was second for the Mustangs, while Derrick Smith was seventh and Paul Lindsey 12th.
Heppner finished with a 453, more than 50 strokes ahead of Echo (508).
The Cougars were led by Kaden Combe, who finished sixth with a 120. Joe Faulkner (124), Austin Wade (130) and Tyson Smith (134) also featured in Echo’s score.
Tora Timinsky of Durfur was the girls’ medalist with an 82. McKenzie Rose of Echo was fifth with a 116.