MEDFORD — The Sutherlin baseball team fell 4-3 to Phoenix in eight innings in its season opener on Tuesday at U.S. Cellular Community Park.

The game was an endowment game for the OSAA Foundation. AJ Stanfield scored the winning run on a wild pitch for the Pirates.

Each team had only three hits. Payton Hope doubled for the Bulldogs.

Sutherlin will visit Siuslaw on Thursday for a doubleheader.


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Hope, Elbert (4), Meisner (5) and Meisner, Hagar (4); Martinez, Stella (5), Humble (6) and Merriman, Zanni (5). WP — Humble. LP — Meisner, 0-1. 2B — Hope (S).

Josh Nutter is a part-time sports reporter for The News-Review. He can be reached at jnutter@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220. Or follow him on Twitter @Nutterduece2.

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