TRI CITY — Johnathan Warner pitched a three-hitter as South Umpqua defeated Douglas, 11-1, in five innings in the first game of a Far West League baseball doubleheader on Friday at O'Malley Field.
The Trojans rebounded from an early two-run deficit to win the second game, 10-8. Douglas is 8-6 overall and 3-3 in league, while the Lancers are 3-9 and 1-4.
Warner, a senior right-hander, struck out five, walked three and hit one batter in the opener. Taylor Gross was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, and Parker Patterson and William Wylie contributed run-scoring singles.
The Trojans scored five runs in the top of the fourth to take the lead for good in the second game. Noah Burke was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Jace Johnson 2-for-5 for Douglas.
Azpyn Roberts was 3-for-3 for S.U., which left seven baserunners in scoring position. Anthony Rondeau was 2-for-3 with a double, and Gross 2-for-4 with two doubles.
"Our goal was to get both of those games," said South Umpqua coach Steve Stebbins. "I thought we had a good chance after the first inning (of the second game), but they did a good job of hanging in there and jumped on us. They took advantage of their opportunities."
Johnson, Hoque (3), Waldron (5), Avery (6) and G. Burke; Warner and Gross. WP — Warner. LP — Johnson. 2B — N. Burke (D), Warner (SU).
West, G. Burke (5) and Burke, Baker (5); Roberts, Sinohui (4), Patterson (6) and Gross. WP — Burke. LP — Sinohui. 2B — Baker (D), Gross 2 (SU), Rondeau (SU).