They win three of four in Central Oregon
The Clackamas Outlaws OIBA baseball team had a successful run in Central Oregon last week, winning three of four games and experiencing whitewater rafting on the Deschutes River.
After splitting a doubleheader with Redmond on June 26, the Outlaws swept a doubleheader from Mt. View on June 27, as they pushed their summer season record to 15-5. They committed only two errors and they had 43 hits in the four games.
The Outlaws dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker to Redmond in eight innings in their opener with the Panthers. Led by Ryan Gilbert (2-for-3) and Josh Devore (double), they outhit their hosts 7-4 in the losing effort.
Redmond scored the game's only run with one down in the bottom of the eighth on two singles and Clackamas' only error.
"It was on a botched squeeze play," said Clackamas coach John Arntson. "We got their kid in a rundown [between third and home] and the ball hit him in the helmet as he was headed back to third."
Taylor Stinson pitched a complete game in the loss, striking out two and walking four, while allowing just the four hits.
Clackamas beat Redmond 8-6 in the nightcap, scoring its winning runs in the top of the seventh. Devore and Connor Randol led off the seventh with base hits, advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Stinson, and Devore scored on a sacrifice fly by Curt Powelson.
Michael McDonald then plated what would prove the winning run when he reached on an error by Redmond's shortstop.
Redmond got a run back with one down in the bottom of the seventh. Redmond had runners at second and third when Clackamas pitcher Josh Devore (4 strikeouts, 6 walks) ended the game with a strikeout.
McDonald (2-for-5, 2 RBI), Gilbert (2-for-5), Devore (2-for-4) and Jake Iverson (2-for-3) led the Outlaws at the plate, as they earned an 11-7 advantage in hitting.
The Outlaws took no hostages in their games with Mt. View, winning 19-0 in five innings and 8-1.
They unleashed their bats for 15 hits in the five-inning game, led by Cade Wilkins (3-for-4, 4 RBI), Devore (4-for-5), Logan Minter (2-for-4, 3 RBI) and Randol (2-for-2).
Cole Scruggs and Iverson pitched, combining for seven strikeouts, while walking one and giving up three hits.
Stinson (3-for-4, 2 RBI) and Gilbert (2-for-2, double, 3 runs) led the Outlaws to a 10-5 advantage in hitting in the nightcap with the Cougars.
Zach Farnes and Jarrod Switzer pitched, striking out seven, walking five and scattering five hits.
The Outlaws host Glencoe in a doubleheader at 3 p.m. next Monday; they travel to Barlow Tuesday at noon for a doubleheader with the Bruins.