PENDLETON — Another day called for another pair of solid pitching performances from the Roseburg High baseball team.
Two Indians delivered. One just had to work a little harder than the other.
Brady Haskett took the ball in the opener of the Hermiston/Pendleton Spring Break Tournament, shutting out Milwaukie in a 12-0, five-inning laugher. Cody Watkins did the job in the nightcap, and it was a laborious one: He worked all nine innings of Roseburg’s 2-1 win over West Salem, which he also ended in extras with a walk-off single.
The Indians went to 5-1 overall, while Milwaukie dropped to 2-4 and West Salem to 4-3.
Haskett, a junior, threw just 58 pitches in his outing with four strikeouts and two walks.
His catcher, David Irvine, led off the contest with a home run, setting the tone for the Indians to take a 7-0 lead after two innings. Brady Fuller and Kody Matthews both went 2-for-3 with an RBI apiece, and Watkins and Matthews each doubled.
Making his first start of the season, Watkins conceded eight hits over his nine innings but struck out four and didn’t issue a walk. He got the Indians on the board in the fourth — leading off with a double before eventually scoring on a passed ball — and then got out of trouble in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings to keep them alive.
In the bottom of the ninth, singles by Kyler Wolford and Irvine and a Cody Bassett walk loaded the bases. With two outs, Watkins lined Spencer Rosson’s pitch up the middle to win it.
Rosson took the loss after bringing the Titans back with an RBI single to tie the game in the sixth.
Watkins and Haskett both improved to 2-0 on the season.
“Haskett was very good — he just had solid command of the strike zone — and then Watkins gave us a very gutty performance,” Roseburg coach Troy Thompson said. “It was unfortunate we couldn’t get him more run support early.”
Thompson also credited the Roseburg defense, which committed only one error in each game.
The Indians have gotten complete-game efforts from their starting pitchers in all but one game this season, the exception being an 11-inning affair.
They’ll continue play at the tournament today with games against McKay and Pendleton.
Milwaukie 000 00 — 0 2 5
Roseburg 340 5x — 12 10 1
Huntley, Berzai (3) and Penyelas; Haskett and Irvine. WP — (2-0). LP — Huntley. HR — Irvine (R). 2B — Watkins (R), Matthews (R).
West Salem 000 001 000 — 1 8 1
Roseburg 000 100 001 — 2 6 1
Henry, Newman (7), Rosson (8) and Rediger; Watkins and Irvine. WP — Watkins (2-0). LP — Rosson. 2B — Mattison (WS), Watkins (R), Wolford (R).
Grant Union 4, 10 inn.
JOHN DAY — In nonleague play, Brandon Halter hit a double off the leftfield wall in the 10th inning and Brenden Fricke brought him home with the go-ahead single as the Wildcats sweated out an extra-inning win with the help of a triple play.
Fricke went 4-for-6 with three RBIs and also shut the door with a perfect one-inning save. Tylan DuBois pitched three shutout innings of relief to get the win.
Glide (5-1 overall), which went ahead with three runs in the sixth, had to duck major trouble in the seventh to get to extras. With nobody out, the Prospectors (3-1) got their first two batters on thanks to a walk and an error. However, the third batter of the inning sent a line-drive to shorstop Cory Finlay, who caught it on the fly, stepped on second and threw to first for the triple play.
Halter went 2-for-5 for the Wildcats. Up 5-4 in the 10th, Finlay scored on a passed ball after getting on with a walk.
The Wildacts are scheduled to play against Burns and Willamina today at the Burns Icebreaker Tournament.
Glide 001 003 000 2 — 6 10 6
Grant Union 001 201 000 0 — 4 5 3
Halter, J. Fricke (5), Freeman (6), DuBois (7), B. Fricke (10) and Beard; Williams, Ackerman (6) and Reimers. WP — DuBois (2-0). LP — Ackerman. 2B — Halter (G), Freeman (G), Shaddy (G), Hauser (GU).
At Legion Field, the Monarchs started their own Umpqua Valley Christian Tournament with a win behind Kyler Werkheiser’s complete-game three-hitter.
Werkheiser pulled through without needing a strikeout and walked just two, making his record 2-0 this season.
The Monarchs, who scored a run in each of the first three innings, got two hits and an RBI apiece from Ian Dahl and Danny Medak.
UVC is scheduled to play two more today against Monroe (1:30 p.m.) and Bandon (4 p.m.).
Regis 001 000 0 — 2 3 1
UVC 111 001 x — 4 6 1
Werkheiser and Suhrstedt; Parker and Gruenfeldt. WP — Werkheiser (2-0). LP — Parker. 2B — Campbell (R).
North Douglas 4
Sutherlin JV 3
SUTHERLIN — Jason Huckins struck out 13 in a complete game and the Warriors went to 2-0 this season with the nonleague victory.
Huckins, despite all of his punch-outs, still only threw 78 pitches. The senior right-hander walked two.
With the game tied 1-all in the sixth, Trenton Black’s RBI single drove in Alex Derrick for the go-ahead run. Following a Ryan Rundell single, Tracey Doudna’s double plated two more.
North Douglas is scheduled to play Wednesday at Santiam Christian.
North Douglas 001 003 0 — 4 8 2
Sutherlin JV 001 000 2 — 3 3 2
Huckins and Black; Armstrong, Beerhohm (6) and Eakin. WP — Huckins (1-0). LP — Armstrong. 2B — Doudna (ND) Beerbohm (S).
Indians split on Day 1 of Medford tourney
MEDFORD — Roseburg High pitcher Makinna Akers was dominant in the first game of the North Medford Spring Break Invitational.
When Alyssa Hunt got down in the second game, the Indian offense was unable to bail her out.
Akers fired a four-hitter and struck out nine in a 6-3 win against Lincoln. In Game 2, though, Tualatin’s Emily Sorem was the star on the mound as the Timberwolves defeated the Indians 7-1.
Roseburg (3-2 overall) tallied nine hits against the Cardinals, led by two apiece from Sydney Reynolds and Haylee Wyscaver. Reynolds scored two runs and drove in one while Wyscaver had a double and two RBIs.
The Indians blew it open with a four-run third inning, allowing Akers to go into cruise control. She walked just one.
In the nightcap, the Indians were only able to muster five hits and none for extra bases against Sorem, who struck out eight.
Hunt was lifted in the second inning after Tualatin put four runs on the board. Akers pitched the last 5 2/3, striking out five and yielding two earned runs.
Reynolds had two more hits at the top of Roseburg’s lineup, but it was the bottom of Tualatin’s that burned the Indians. Joslyn Gastiaburu, the No. 8 hitter, had two hits and an RBI while No. 9 hitter Johnna Malafouris scored two runs and drove in two more.
Tualatin improved to 6-2.
The Indians were scheduled to play today against Jesuit and Westview.
Roseburg 104 001 0 — 6 9 2
Lincoln 101 001 0 — 3 4 1
Akers and Conklin; Muir, Huston (3) and Washington. WP — Akers. LP — Muir. HR — Coleman (L). 2B — Wyscaver (R), Akers (R), Huston (L), Shaefer (L).
Tualatin 032 001 1 — 7 13 0
Roseburg 001 000 0 — 1 5 2
Sorem and Miller; Akers, Hunt (6) and Conklin. WP — Sorem. LP — Akers. 3B — Gastiaburu (T). 2B — Sung (T).
Sutherlin sweeps at Battle at the Beach
NEWPORT — Kylie Atterbury had five hits on the day, including four doubles, and the Sutherlin High softball team won both of its games on the first day of the Battle at the Beach Invitational, defeating Lebanon 10-4 and then Creswell 8-2.
Atterbury, a senior, had three doubles and three RBIs in the opener. Tristyn Duck, Kelsea Knee and Natasha Kress also had extra bases in support of starting pitcher Chey Malinoff.
In Game 2, Atterbury had two more hits and two more RBIs. Paris Smith added a run-scoring double and combined with Malinoff on a one-hitter. Smith started and went four innings for the win and Malinoff tossed three hitless innings in relief.
The Bulldogs (3-2 overall) were scheduled to play Gladstone and host Newport today.
Lebanon 002 020 0 — 4 12 6
Sutherlin 014 043 x — 10 18 2
Johnson and Saunders; Malinoff and Kress. WP — Malinoff. LP — Johnson. 2B — Atterbury 3 (S), Kress (S), Knee (S), Duck (S).
Sutherlin 401 010 2 — 8 14 2
Creswell 010 100 0 — 2 1 1
Smith, Malinoff (5) and Cramer, Kress (5); Cox, Bellow (3), Delarosa (7) and Bellow, Whitten-Bowen (3). WP — Smith. LP — Cox. HR — . 3B — . 2B — Atterbuy (S), Knee (S), Smith (S).