DRAIN — The inexperienced North Douglas baseball team has, as expected, had its ups and downs this season, but Tracey Doudna made the ups stand on Tuesday. They belonged mostly to him anyway.
Doudna struck out 18 in a no-hit performance, and the Warriors finally rewarded in the ninth inning as Sam Dooley’s bases-loaded suicide squeeze in the ninth inning went for a hit and made them 2-1 winners over Reedsport in Big Fir League play.
A senior right-hander, Doudna was told by North Douglas coach Jeff Davis after the fifth inning that his time on the mound was limited due to his pitch count. Although he didn’t sharpen up any, he became more efficient and saw the whole game through, four walks being his only blemishes.
“He just kind of labored and got real tough after the fifth,” Davis said.
The Warriors (6-3 overall, 3-3 BFL) tied the game in the fourth inning on Tanner Aldous’ bases-loaded walk, and the stalemate was on. Three of North Douglas’ five hits didn’t leave the infield; the Braves, of course, didn’t have any.
But, in the ninth, Jason Huckins started a rally with a single up the middle. Aldous was then hit by a pitch, and John Evoniuk set the stage for Dooley with a bunt single of his own.
“It was cool to see them celebrate a win like this,” Davis said. “It’s amazing just watching how hard they’ve worked.”
Reedsport fell to 2-10 and 1-5.
Reedsport 010 000 000 — 1 0 0
N. Douglas 000 100 001 — 2 5 5
Doudna and Huckins; Rhode, Gr. Kauffman (4) and Zete. WP — Doudna. LP — Kauffman.
UVC 10 Yoncalla 0
YONCALLA — Kyler Werkheiser pitched a four-hit shutout as the Monarchs capitalized on seven Yoncalla errors to win the Big Fir League contest in five innings.
Werkheiser struck out two and walked one. Greg Suhrstedt went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs for Umpqua Valley Christian (12-4, 5-1 District 4), while Danny Medak doubled and knocked in three runs.
Freshman Will Shaw took the loss for the Eagles (5-8, 2-4), striking out five and walking six in four innings. He allowed two earned runs and was hurt by his team’s defense.
UVC hosts 3A Creswell in a nonleague game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Legion Field, then travels to Riddle Friday for a BFL contest. Yoncalla is at Glendale Friday.
UVC 231 13 — 10 6 0
Yoncalla 000 00 — 0 4 7
Werkheiser and Suhrstedt; Shaw, Russell (5) and Dover. WP — Werkheiser. LP — Shaw. 2B — Suhrstedt (UVC), Medak (UVC).
Glide 10 Myrtle Point 0
GLIDE — Brandon Halter became the latest Wildcat to turn in a pitching masterpiece, and the first one to nail down a no-hitter this season.
The senior right-hander struck out 11 and was one walk away from a perfect game for the top-ranked Wildcats, who gave him a quick lead to work with in the nonleague contest. Glide hasn’t been scored on in three games.
Up 5-0 in the fourth inning, Cory Finlay extended the advantage with a three-run home run. Finlay, a junior, went 2-for-2.
Halter also went 2-for-2 with a couple doubles, driving in two runs. Tanner Shaddy added two singles.
Glide (13-1 overall) plays just three league games this season, all against Bandon. Myrtle Point fell to 1-6.
Myrtle Point 000 00 — 0 0 2
Glide 230 41 — 10 9 0
Moore, Phillips (4) and Knife; Halter and Beard. WP — Halter. LP — Moore. HR — Finlay (G). 2B — Halter 2 (G), Finlay (G).
FAR WEST LEAGUE
Sutherlin 9 South Umpqua 6
SUTHERLIN — The Bulldogs stroked a season-high 16 hits and notched their first Far West League win.
Beau Grauf went 3-for-4 with three runs for Sutherlin (3-11, 1-3 FWL), including a leadoff home run in the top of the sixth inning. Taler Jensen went 4-for-4 with three RBIs, freshman Dustin Eakin 2-for-3, Wyatt McKnight and Noah Avery both 2-for-4 and Ryan Eakin 2-for-5.
“We have only been averaging two runs a game, but our bats came alive today and that was nice to see,” said Sutherlin coach Josh Riley.
Jensen pitched the win, striking out nine and walking four while allowing nine hits. Connor Clack and Justin Bennett were each 2-for-3 and Brevin Ball 2-for-4 for South Umpqua (6-5, 2-2). The game was moved to Sutherlin’s field after O’Malley Field in Tri City was too wet.
Sutherlin 320 211 0 — 9 16 1
S. Umpqua 200 003 1 — 6 9 2
Jensen and McKnight; Westbrooks, Doud (1), Pringle (4) and Rudy. WP — Jensen (2-2). LP — Westbrooks. HR — Grauf (Suth). 3B — R. Eakin (Suth). 2B — Martineau (Suth), Grauf (Suth), Wya. McKnight (Suth), D. Eakin (Suth), Ball (SU), Bennett (SU).
Glide 10 Myrtle Point 0
GLIDE — Jordyn Parazoo provided the power and Heather Graham came through with the pitching, sending the Wildcats to their fifth win in six tries in a nonleague contest.
Glide (6-3 overall) scored seven runs in the first, including three on Parazoo’s home run. Alexa Evans went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Amanda Hatley and Graham had a hit and two RBIs apiece.
On the mound, Graham punched out six and held the Bobcats (1-9) to two hits.
The Wildcats are scheduled to host Douglas on Thursday.
Myrtle Point 000 00 — 0 2 1
Glide 700 3x — 10 11 1
Robbins and Canaday; Graham and Hatley. WP — Graham. LP — Robbins. HR — Parazoo (G). 2B — Hatley (G), Graham (G).
FAR WEST LEAGUE
Sutherlin 11 South Umpqua 1
SUTHERLIN — Cheylin Malinoff tossed a one-hitter, Caylin Hobgood smacked her fourth home run of the year, and the suddenly-hot Bulldogs went to 4-0 in the Far West League.
Malinoff — who has helped Sutherlin (7-7 overall) limit opponents to three runs in the last four games — struck out eight and walked two. After a five-run third inning, Hobgood’s three-run homer gave the Bulldogs a 10-0 advantage in the fourth.
Kylie Atterbury added a two-run double while Paris Smith and Jen Hults had RBI singles for Sutherlin, who will look to extend its winning streak in a doubleheader Friday at Douglas.
The Lancers fell to 2-10 overall and 1-3 in the FWL.
S. Umpqua 000 01 — 1 1 5
Sutherlin 105 41 — 11 5 1
Schofield and Bohnenkamp; Malinoff and Kress. WP — Malinoff. LP — Schofield. HR — Hobgood (S). 2B — Atterbury (S), Malinoff (S).
Douglas 12 Siuslaw 5
WINSTON — The Trojans were able to dismiss five errors by smacking five extra-base hits against the Vikings, breaking a tie with four runs in the fifth and adding three in the sixth in the Far West League game.
Shailee Holcomb went 2-for-3 with a triple, three runs scored and an RBI; Geniva Johnson had two hits, including a double, to drive in three runs and score another; and Sadie Birch tripled in three runs and scored two more.
Starting pitcher Brittney Deaver was rewarded for playing through Douglas’ defensive struggles with the win. She struck out six, threw three scoreless frames to end the night and only two of the five runs she allowed were of the earned variety.
Douglas (8-3 overall) improved to 3-1 in FWL action. Siuslaw (4-10), which got a homer out of Ashlee Cole, dropped to 1-3.
Siuslaw 012 200 0 — 5 6 5
Douglas 023 043 x — 12 9 5
Opitz and Cole; Deaver and M. Dupper. WP — Deaver. LP — Opitz. HR — Cole (S). 3B — Birch (D), Schofield (D). 2B — Holcomb (D), M. Dupper (D) Johnson (D).
Yoncalla 17 UVC 4
YONCALLA — The Eagles were given 14 free passes and five of their eight hits went for extra bases as they coasted to the District 2 victory — their ninth without a loss.
Tabitha Shaw went 2-for-2 with a double and a three-run homer during a second inning in which Yoncalla (12-2 overall) extended its lead to 15-1. Karen Wickman went 2-for-2 with a triple, three RBIs and two runs scored while Brianne Joslyn struck out seven in three innings pitched.
Savannah Reeves stroked two hits for the Monarchs (0-6, 0-6).
UVC 100 21 — 4 3 1
Yoncalla 872 0x — 17 8 1
Reeves, Kennerly (4) and Steiz; Bri. Joslyn, Ellis (4), Stevens (5) and Stevens, Bra. Joslyn (5). WP — Bri. Joslyn. LP — Reeves. HR — Shaw (Y). 3B — Wickman — (Y). 2B — Bra. Joslyn (Y), Shaw (Y), Williams (Y).
Glendale 21 Days Creek 1
DAYS CREEK — Elizabeth McGuire pitched a two-hitter and the Pirates jumped on the Wolves for eight runs in the top of the first inning to cruise to their seventh straight win in a District 2 contest that ended after five innings due to the mercy rule.
McGuire — who helped the Pirates (11-3, 7-1 District 2) advance to the 2A/1A state championship game in 2012 — struck out seven and walked none.
Lizeth Silva went 4-for-4 with six RBIs, Jen Staten 3-for-4, McGuire 2-for-2 with a triple, Lizbeth Silva 2-for-3, and Kaitlyn Henry and freshman Lacey Davis both 2-for-4.
Sam Lydick and Markel Owens each hit singles for Days Creek (2-7, 1-5).
Glendale will host league-leading Yoncalla on Friday.
Glendale 803 19 — 21 18 1
Days Creek 000 000 1 — 1 2 4
McGuire and Lize. Silva; C. Depew, Beamer (3) and Perez. WP — McGuire. LP — C. Depew. 3B — McGuire (G).
Reedsport 5 North Douglas 4
DRAIN — The Braves turned three passed balls into runs, including the go-ahead score in the sixth inning, to notch a District 2 victory — marking another tough one-run loss for the Warriors.
Kelcee Frieze, who was victimized with the loss, hit a two-run double for the Warriors (6-5 overall, 5-4 District 2). Kassidy Whisler went 3-for-4 at the plate and Abby Dooley 2-for-4.
North Douglas is scheduled to host Oakridge today in a makeup game.
Reedsport 011 021 0 — 5 4 3
N. Douglas 020 020 0 — 4 8 4
Manicke and Cardoso; Ke. Frieze and Whisler. WP — Manicke. LP — Ke. Frieze. 2B — Howell (R), Ke. Frieze (ND).