Umpqua Valley Christian started the season with an 11-2 nonleague baseball win over Cascade Christian Monday at Bill Gray Stadium at Legion Field.
Cascade Christian (0-1) was up 2-0 after three innings, but the Monarchs (1-0) were able to score two runs in the bottom of the fourth to tie up the game. UVC took the lead in the bottom of the sixth on a two-out single by Tyson Sanders.
"Jacob Luther gave us a nice outing for game one and KC Pettibone had a good day at the plate," UVC coach Dave York said.
Luther pitched for six innings and was able to keep the Challengers from scoring after the third inning.
Pettibone had a double and a single in the game.
Reece, Rollomas (4), Payne (5), Mclemore (6); Luther, Pettibone (7). WP — Luther, 1-0. LP — McLemore. 2B — Thompson (CC), Pettibone (UVC). 1B — McLemore 2 (CC), Luther (UVC), Buechley (UVC), Pettibone (UVC), Gale (UVC), Geiger (UVC), Mesa (UVC), Sanders (UVC).