Local roundup: Irrigon splits the season opener with Mac-Hi | Sports


IRRIGON – Spencer Stewart and Malaki Gonzales each led in three points to help Irrigon to a 22-11 win over McLoughin in their double-headed game two on Saturday April 17 at Henrichs Field.

The Pioneers (2-1) won the first game 14-3 for the split.

“It was a really good day to play baseball,” Knights coach Fredy Vera said. “In the first game I think the kids were pretty nervous. For some, it was their first time playing in college. We gave up 14 steps – you’re not going to win a lot of games doing this. In the second, we came out with a little more focus and energy, and I saw some good things.

In Game 2, the Knights (1-1) took 19 steps and stole 15 goals. They also scored a handful of points on past balls.

Stewart went 2 for 2 with a double, three RBIs and scored three runs, while Kaiden Hussey went 2 for 2 with two RBIs.

Starter Ryan Hussey allowed one hit in 2 1/3 innings and struck out two.

In Game One, Mac-Hi’s Cooper Waltermire struck out 12 runs, while Javi Esparza had a solo home run in the second set, a two-run brace in the fourth set and finished with three RBIs.

Cole Maris had the Knights’ only hit, a single in the fourth inning.

Alyssa Luna caught the Knights’ game opener. At home plate she hit and was hit with a pitch to get to the base. She later stole the second base and scored on a passed ball.

HEPPNER / IONE 11-26, BAKER JV 0-3 – The Mustangs improved to 3-0 on the season with a Bulldogs JV sweep on Friday.

In Game 1, Hayden Hyatt allowed just one hit in five innings of work. Tucker Ashbeck came in relief and didn’t allow a run.

In Game 2, the visiting Mustangs had 21 hits, led by Jackson Lehman, who went 3 for 4 with RBIs. Mike Jaca and Caden George each had a double, while Cason Cimmiyotti had a triple.

Starter Carson Eynetich pitched three innings of the pitch without a hit and struck out seven. Toby Nation pitched two reserve innings, striking out four.

ROCK / NIXYAAWII RIDER 11-19 RIVERSIDE 1-0 – The Rockets opened their season with a sweep from the host Pirates.

Celia Farrow threw a no-hitter in the first game for Pilot Rock.

“She walked three girls in the last set and they scored on an error,” Rockets coach Bill Zyph said of the Riverside run. “We played a pretty good defense behind her.”

Madison Lunzmann and Sixtine Moses each had two hits for the Rockets.

In Game 2, Aiva Ellis allowed two hits in three innings.

The Rockets had a few players who made three trips to plate in the opening innings as they took a 15-0 lead.

Farrow, Ali Smith and Madyson Moffit all had two hits.

The Rockets (2-0) will burst into their newly renovated pitch on Tuesday, welcoming Umatilla at 4 p.m.

UNION INVITATION – Bryce Rollins of Ione was third in discus (92-9 1/2), fifth in shot put (31-3) and seventh in javelin (89-4 1/2) to lead the Cardinals to their first meeting of the season.

Cedrick Dayandante was fifth in the long jump (15-6 3/4) and seventh in the 200 meters (26.06), and Cameron Jewett completed Ione’s score with an eighth place in the javelin (85-1 1 / 2).

On the girls’ side, Hailey Heideman placed second in the long jump with a jump of 13-3 1/2. She also ran third in the 200 (31.33) and 1500 (5: 44.05).

Gennell Blakley placed second in shot put (23-5) and discus (62-10) for the Cardinals.

BLUE MOUNTAIN 1, NORD IDAHO 0 – Kylie Baked scored in the 83rd minute to help the Timberwolves to an AFAC EAST road victory over the Cardinals.

BMCC goalie Aeryn Elder was busy that day. She stopped the 16 shots that occurred.

The Timberwolves (2-2-0 East) host Spokane on Wednesday, April 21.

BLUE MOUNTAIN 1, NORD IDAHO 0 – An early goal from Wyatt Erickson helped the Timberwolves improve to 2-0-1 in NWAC East play with a road victory over the Cardinals.

Juan Muniz made seven saves in the shutout for BMCC, which leads the East standings.

The McLoughlin girls beat host Riverside 3-1 on Friday, sweeping both singles matches.

Yulissa Angel and Daisy Alvarez won their Pioneers singles matches, while Brailyn Alexander and Kaylee Bower beat Analeah Ayala and Nancy Garcia 8-6 at No.2 in doubles.

The Pirates’ only victory came at No.1 in doubles, where Itialia Rodriguez and Maria Barajas beat Emily Martinez and Sara Harris 8-0.

On the boys side, Mac-Hi’s Rolando Castillo beat Anthony Standley 8-2 in the only game that was played.


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