TRI CITY — Step two was a little harder than South Umpqua wanted it to be, but the offense came to the rescue of a nervous pitcher and defense.
Central Catholic pitcher Dylan MacLean kept Roseburg off the scoreboard early and the Rams got enough offense of their own Wednesday to pick up a 6-0 victory in the second round of the OSAA Class 6A baseball playoffs at Joe Etzel Field in Portland.
Roseburg’s defense was on point, even if junior ace Zack Mandera may not have had his best stuff on the mound, and brothers Jett and Brody Black drove in enough runs to keep the Indians’ baseball season moving right along.
Adrienne Powell and Jayda Pieske defeated teammates Alexandra Sandfort and Steffi Early in the final doubles tennis match of the Southwest Conference girls tennis tournament on Saturday at the Umpqua Valley Tennis Center.
Breaking personal records will be the goal for Roseburg High seniors Isabella Hill and Jessica Peterson at the Southwest Conference district track and field tournament this weekend.
Coming off a disappointing effort on Tuesday, the Roseburg Indians unwound with some levity during practice last Wednesday.
Jace Stoffal shook off a slow start to shut down North Medford and Roseburg gave him plenty of support as the Indians put together a 4-2 victory over the Black Tornado in Wednesday’s Southwest Conference baseball contest at Bill Gray Stadium at Legion Field.
TRI CITY — Shalyn Gray scampered home in the bottom of the seventh Tuesday on an errant throw and immediately started celebrating with Aaliyah Rudy.
DAYS CREEK — It took a mighty rally, but Days Creek posted a sweep of Butte Falls on Saturday to Special District 4 softball play. The Wolves got a two-run single from catcher Trinity Merrill in the bottom of the seventh to win the first game 13-12, then smacked the Loggers 12-6 in game two.
Spring break allowed Roseburg High to get some games in — all away from home — and now the Tribe gets to dive right into Southwest Conference action Monday.
WINCHESTER — Men’s basketball coach Daniel Leeworthy was off to Utah recruiting by the end of finals week at Umpqua Community College, looking for a handful of athletes to put the Riverhawks over the top in 2018-19.