PENDLETON – Brie Youncs had a home run, triple and four-point lead to help Pendleton to a 15-1 Intermountain conference victory on Tuesday April 27 against the Dalles.
“It’s a great day for No 9 to do this and get us back to the top of the roster,” Pendleton coach Tim Cary said.
Youncs had a three-run homerun in the bottom of the first, while Sauren Garton hit a solo shot, also in the first. A two-out, two-run single from DeLaney Duchek in Game 1 gave the Bucks a 10-0 lead at the end of the inning.
The Bucks sent 15 batters to plate in the first inning.
“Really, we did a good job going up and down the lineup,” Cary said. “It’s great when that happens, but we don’t want to use it all in one game.”
The Bucks added three more points in the second and two in the third. The Riverhawks scored their lone run early in the third inning.
Garton also hit a brace and led in two runs, while Daisy Jenness had a double, a triple and two RBIs.
Kylie Parsons took the win in the circle, scattering four hits and striking out four.
Pendleton (6-1) will play at Dalles (4-3) on Friday.
“The Dalles are a much better team than the scores indicate,” said Cary. “Things could change if we’re not ready to play on Friday. We have to make sure we don’t take them for granted. “
WALLA WALLA 10, HERMISTON 0 – The Blue Devils improved to 9-1 in the Mid-Columbia Conference game with a home win over the Bulldogs. No further details were available.
ECHO / STANFIELD 15, UMATILLA 0 – Zuri Reeser threw a single-hitter, striking out four and walking none, to lead the Cougars to a non-league victory over the Vikings.
Reeser also went 3-for-3 and scored three runs, while Alexis Shelby went 3-for-3 with a double.
Braelyn Cragun had the only hit for the Vikings (0-6), a single in the second inning.
“It was our first bad day,” Umatilla coach Erick Olson said. “We are young and inexperienced.”
PENDLETON 14, THE SLABS 2 – Payton Lambert started the game with a solo home run at center field, and the Bucks rolled from there in an Intermountain Conference road victory over the Riverhawks.
The Bucks (6-1) led 8-0 after the first inning, with two runs on passed balls and one on an error.
Pendleton scored four more runs in the fourth inning for a 13-2 lead.
“We set the tone early,” said Pendleton coach TJ Haguewood. “We have balanced the bats well. It was a good victory in the league.
Easton Corey got his first start of the season. The sophomore pitched three innings, striking out five and allowing only one hit.
“He came out throwing strikes and worked before the hitters,” Haguewood said. “He threw the ball well.”
Kyle Field netted a brace and made two runs for the Bucks, who also got a triple from Ty Beers.
Pendleton will host the Dalles on Friday for a pair of games.
LA GRANDE 14, MCLOUGHLIN 0 – Sam Tsiatsos pitched a two-hitter, striking out eight and walking none, to lead the Tigers to a Greater Oregon League road victory over the Pioneers.
Caven Pratton and Ethan Jones each had a shot for the Pioneers (3-2), who will play at Pilot Rock / Nixyaawii on Saturday.
HEPPNER / IONE 9, UMATILLA 1 – The Mustangs beat 11 hits – including four doubles – giving the visiting Vikings a non-championship loss.
Heppner / Ione’s Hayden Hyatt pitched five innings with a single stroke, striking out 9, while Tucker Ashbeck pitched two innings with four strikeouts.
Ashbeck, Jace Coe and Mike Jaca all drove in two points, while Ashbeck, Hyatt, Kason Cimmiyotti and Carson Eynetich all had doubles for the Mustangs.
James Wilson and Kaden Jacobs had successes for the Vikings.
GRANT UNION 14-5, PILOT ROCK / NIXYAAWII 6-2 – The Rockets lost two Blue Mountain Conference games on the road to the Prospectors, ending a three-game winning streak.
Wyatt Stillman hit a solo home run in the second inning of Game 2 for the Rockets.
BLUE MOUNTAIN SWEEPS BIG BEND – The Timberwolves swept the Vikings in AFAC East play to move to 4-2 in the league standings.
BMCC had to rally to win the first game 21-25, 25-15, 15-7. Audrey Synon led the way with seven kills, while Amanda Brown and Hannah Shores each have six. Kenzie Williams distributed 21 assists and Malena Ratcliff completed 13 digs.
In Game 2, Jaycee Weathermon had seven kills and five digs as the Timberwolves claimed a 25-17, 25-19 victory.
College girls basketball
WALLA WALLA 65, BLUE MOUNTAIN 34 – The Warriors held the Timberwolves to just 11 points in the first half en route to a home win over AFAC East.
WWCC led 40-11 at the half and outscored BMCC 25-23 in the second half to raise their record to 4-1.
Sydney Younger led BMCC (0-5) with 12 points and five rebounds, while McKeeley Tonkin had 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals.
Miaja Mills had 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead the WWCC, while Kortney Trappett and Annagail Smith both came off the bench to score 10 points apiece.
AT GOLDENDALE – Pendleton’s Lindsey Pasena Little Sky shot a 110 to lead the Bucks on Monday, April 26 at Goldendale Country Club in a game with Hood River and The Dalles.
Chelsea Kendrick followed with a 111 for the Bucks, who won the tag team title.
“The girls are getting better every week because we only have one returning player (Kendrick) with college experience,” Pendleton coach Dave Curtis said.
Allison Galloway and Alison Spratling also played for Pendleton.
Bella Evans of the Dalles won medal honors with a 105.