Lane Community College swept Umpqua in a nonleague baseball doubleheader on Sunday at Bill Gray Legion Stadium at Champion Car Wash Field, winning 7-1 and 6-1.

The Riverhawks (5-5) managed only six hits in the two contests.

Lane scored five runs in the top of the eighth inning in the opener. Nathan Sprenger led the Titans (5-4) at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Cole Frey pitched six strong innings, allowing three hits and one earned run with seven strikeouts.

Matthew Evans stroked an RBI single for UCC in the second inning. Cooper Hartsell and Blake Walden had the other hits.

In Game 2, the Titans got three hits and three RBIs from Curran Mitzel. Ethan Hixson and Cole Calnon each added a pair of hits.

Owen Viano knocked in the lone run for Umpqua on a groundout in the fourth inning. Charlie Updegrave tripled, and Chase Lindsay and Jacob Luther contributed singles.

“Our bats were quiet. We’re going through a funk right now,” UCC coach Jeremiah Robbins said. “We knew Lane’s pitching staff would be good, but we weren’t very competitive.”

UCC is scheduled to host Lower Columbia in a single nine-inning game on Friday, beginning at 6 p.m. The two clubs will play a doubleheader Saturday, starting at noon.

First Game

Lane 000 001 051 — 7 5 3

Umpqua 010 000 000 — 1 3 4

Frey, Ball (7), Massie (8), Grow (9) and Sprenger; Burley, Van Boeyen (2), Thomson (6), Davidoff (8), Hope (9) and Robbins, Kinman (5). WP — Ball. LP — Thomson. 2B — Swisher (LCC), Hixson (LCC).

Second Game

Lane 030 101 100 — 6 10 1

Umpqua 000 100 000 — 1 3 2

Dallas, Bell (7), Hough (9) and Sprenger; Johnson, Lilly (5), Crowson (7), Scofield (9) and Updegrave. WP — Dallas. LP — Johnson. 3B — Mitzel (LCC), Updegrave (UCC).

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