Roundup: Huskies win on the rebound
North Marion baseball team takes back-to-back games from Gladstone
The North Marion baseball team lost the season series against league rival La Salle, but returned to top form by winning a pair of low-scoring games against Gladstone in three games last week.
The No. 2 Huskies opened the week on April 21 with 10-9 walk-off loss to No. 3 La Salle, losing the season series to the rival Falcons.
The Huskies opened the game with an early lead after Nat Barrell drove in Josiah Ramon to put the team up 1-0, but three North Marion errors led to three La Salle runs as the Falcons took a 3-1 lead after two innings.
Barrell struck again in the third with a two-run blast over the left field fence to ignite a five-run rally. The Huskies held a 6-3 lead through the next two innings before La Salle put up five runs in the fourth to take an 8-6 lead.
North Marion eventually knotted the score at 9-9 heading into the bottom of the seventh before La Salle scored the game-winning run to take the W and the season series.
The Huskies had little time to recover from the loss before traveling to Gladstone the next day to take on the No. 9 Warriors.
North Marion responded with a 2-1 win to right the ship and added a 3-1 victory three days later on Friday to win the series against Gladstone.
Tristan Wampole hit a two-RBI single to open the second game against Gladstone as the Huskies scored all three of their runs in the first frame.
North Marion kept Gladstone scoreless until the top of the first when the Warriors tacked on their only run, but the Huskies shut out their opponents the rest of the way to pick up the win.
The Huskies (14-3, 4-2 Tri-River) enter the week tied for second in the conference with Estacada (8-8, 4-2). The two league rivals were scheduled to play at North Marion Monday followed by a second game at Estacada Wednesday.
North Marion will wrap up the week Thursday at Madras.
The Bulldogs lost back-to-back games to the South Albany Rebels in a Saturday double-header on the road.
Woodburn dropped a 5-4 game to open the series before the Rebels took a 13-6 victory in the second tilt of the day.
The Bulldogs return to action Wednesday with their lone game of the week at Lebanon.
The Cougars were limited to one non-league game last week due to rain, losing a 4-1 contest on Friday to the Waldport Irish.
Gervais returns to league play this week with games at Colton Tuesday, at Amity Wednesday and at Willamina Friday.
The Kennedy baseball team extended its shutout streak to five games after beating Delphian 12-0 on April 21 and followed with a 15-0 win against East Linn Christian on Friday.
The sixth-ranked Trojans now have the No. 1 defense among all 2A teams, having surrendered just 49 runs in 15 games this season.
The Bucks went 0-for-3 last week in league games, dropping St. Paul to 10th in the conference standings.
Jackson Conner went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Bucks in a 6-5 loss to Waldport on April 21 to open the week.
After entering the seventh inning down 6-3, St. Paul scored two runs to pull within one. With the bases loaded, Max Coleman hit a grounder to shortstop to end the game with the tying run on third.
The Bucks went on to drop their next game at Regis on April 22 by a 14-4 score and finished the week with a 4-3 loss to Western Mennonite Friday.
St. Paul dropped to 0-4 in one-run games this season.
The Bucks will host Country Christian Wednesday before traveling to East Linn Christian on Friday to end the week.
The Bulldogs tied for second out of six teams at Mallard Creek Golf Course in the Lebanon/Sweet Home Invitational.
Woodburn shot 348 as a team, matching the Canby golf team for second behind Spragues match-leading 337.
Lebanon finished in fourth at 353, followed by Sweet Home at 380 and Central at 444.