SUTHERLIN — Sutherlin and Douglas squared off in a nonleague baseball game as a tune-up for the Class 3A playoffs for both squads on Tuesday, with the Bulldogs taking a 2-1 win.
Cade Meisner pitched five strong innings for Sutherlin (14-12, 10-5 SD4) and Payton Hope earned the win in relief of Meisner. Meisner hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning to seal the win for Sutherlin.
Meisner was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Tanner Lierman went 2-for-2 with a walk in the game.
Cole Waldron took the loss for Douglas (11-13, 7-8 SD4) in relief of Noah Burke.
Both Sutherlin and Douglas will begins the playoffs on May 22.
N. Burke, Waldron (4), Hoque (6) and Baker; Meisner, Hope (6) and Peterman. WP — Hope. LP — Waldron. 3B — Marlin (S). HR — Meisner (S).