OAKLAND — The Oakland Oakers baseball team hasn’t needed many big hits yet this season, but Roy Benzel delivered one just in time on Tuesday.
Locked in a scoreless game with Yoncalla, Benzel launched a go-ahead triple to right field in the sixth inning to key the Oakers’ 2-0 win in Big Fir League play.
Yoncalla freshman Zack Van Loon had a two-hit shutout going into the top of the sixth when Johnathan Comstock reached base. Benzel knocked him in and scored later in the inning on Jordan Bailey’s single. The win was the fifth straight to start the season for Oakland (3-0 District 4).
The Oakers got a big performance out of junior pitcher Michael Yard, who pitched a complete game while allowing just two singles. He struck out five and didn’t walk anyone, but hit two batters.
Bailey went 2-for-3. Van Loon and Dylan Dover had the only hits for Yoncalla (2-6, 1-2).
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Yard and Bailey; Van Loon, Russell (6) and Dover. WP — Yard. LP — Van Loon. 3B — Benzel (0). 2B — Collins (O).
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DRAIN — Erik Rogers had a big day at the plate and on the mound and the Irish won their ninth straight game overall to stay perfect in the Big Fir League race.
Rogers, a senior right-hander, hung in for five of the six innings and struck out nine while allowing three hits. He also went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and the Irish (9-1, 4-0) triggered the mercy rule with six runs in the sixth.
Tracey Doudna doubled for North Douglas, but the Warriors (4-3, 1-3) were troubled by control problems. They allowed Riddle to do all of its damage on just seven hits.
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Rogers, Smith (6) and Smith, Rogers (6); Huckins, Rundell (5), Aldous (6) and Black, Huckins (5). WP — Rogers. LP — Huckins. 2B — Rogers (R), Doudna (ND).
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ROGUE RIVER — Heather Graham had two hits, scored a run and pitched a complete game to help the Wildcats win their fourth straight nonleague game.
Amanda Hatley (two runs) and Alexa Evans (one run) also had a pair of hits apiece for Glide (5-2 overall), which went ahead with a five-run third inning. Graham struck out five and walked one, allowing five hits.
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Graham and Hatley; Whitacker and Perkins. WP — Graham. LP — Whitacker. 3B — Swangel (RR). 2B — Evans (G), Frank (G), Graham (G), Perkins (RR).
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DAYS CREEK — The Wolves put 12 runs on the board in the first inning and were carried offensively by two freshmen in their five-inning District 2 victory.
Sam Lydick went 4-for-5 with four RBIs, and April Beamer went 3-for-5 with two doubles, five runs and two RBIs for the Wolves (2-5 overall, 1-3 league).
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Reeves, Elias (4) and Speiz; Beamer, C. Depew (4) and Perez, Owens (4). WP — Beamer. LP — Reeves. 3B — C. Depew (DC). 2B — Beamer 2 (DC).
YONCALLA — The Eagles won their sixth straight District 2 game without a loss and improved to 8-2 on the season with a win over the Oakers in six innings.
Brianne Joslyn tossed a one-hitter, striking out 11 and walking five. Salista Williams led Yoncalla’s 14-hit attack, going 3-for-4 with a double. Brandi Joslyn was 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs and two RBIs, Karen Wickman 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs, and Whitney Ellis and Emily Wickman both 2-for-4 with two runs.
Sydney Tackett had the only hit for Oakland (4-3, 2-3), a leadoff single in the top of the sixth.
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Lytle and Patt; Bri. Joslyn and Bra. Joslyn. WP — Bri. Joslyn. LP — Lytle. 3B — Bra. Joslyn (Y), Bri. Joslyn (Y). 2B — Williams (Y), K. Wickman 2 (Y).
GLENDALE — Elizabeth McGuire pitched a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and had three hits at the plate to lead the Pirates past the Braves.
McGuire, a senior right-hander, walked one and hit one batter. She finished 3-for-3 with a triple and Lizeth Silva went 1-for-2 with a double as Glendale (7-3, 3-1 District 2) scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
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Manicke and Carloso; McGuire and Staten, Lize. Silva (4). WP — McGuire. LP — Manicke. 3B — McGuire (G). 2B — Lize. Silva (G).
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DRAIN — Adrian Chandler hit a solo home run with two outs in the top of the eighth inning to give the Irish a thrilling District 2 win over the Warriors.
Kelsey Reid and Rebecca Jasper each went 2-for-4 for Riddle (7-2, 5-2 District 2). Alley Burruss led North Douglas (4-4, 3-3), going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Bella Mast was 3-for-5 and Abby Dooley 2-for-4.
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Chandler and Linton; Ke. Frieze and Burruss. WP — Chandler. LP — Frieze. HR — Chandler (R). 3B — Lymath (ND). 2B — Burruss 2 (ND).
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Jaclyn Humphry scored six goals and added three assists and the Indians dominated the visiting Raiders of Corvallis to improve to 2-0 in South League action.
Harlie Johnson had three goals for the Indians.
Also contributing offensively were Madeleine West (two goals, two assists), Jody Barnett (two goals, two assists), Bre Larson (two goals), Brittany Eggers (one goal, one assist), Josie Humbert (one goal), Tristen Jones (one goal), Becca Lake (one goal), Karly Snider (one goal) and McKaela Larkin (one goal, one assist).
Crescent Valley (0-6, 0-2 South) was unable to field a full team, so Roseburg took two players off the field to play 10-on-10.