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Culver baseball stomps out losing streak

A losing streak is over for Culver baseball.
   The Bulldogs swept a doubleheader at Siletz Valley 10-5 and 9-0 Monday in 2A/1A Special District 3 play to halt a three-game slide.
   Culver's trio of losses came in five days with the second half of Saturday's scheduled doubleheader at Salem Academy rained out. No makeup date is set yet.
   It was busy and tough for Culver baseball.
   Culver has another busy week, traveling to Kennedy today and to Perrydale on Friday. A home game against Blanchet follows Monday.
   Culver 10-9, Siletz Valley 5-0: Senior Mike Williams led the way by driving in six runs with three hits including two doubles and a triple.
   Terry Nelson and Blake Anglen scored three runs each. Jeremiah Calvin benefited from all that offense to earn the win. He struck out seven while allowing four hits.
   Nelson controlled the second game with a three-hit shutout, striking out five.
   Williams again led the offense with three hits including a double along with scoring two runs. Ben Fisher also drove in three runs with three hits.
   Salem Academy 20, Culver 1: The No. 2-ranked Crusaders scored 19 runs in the first two innings in the wet game.
   Alsea 14, Culver 3: The visitors took control with five runs in the second and four more in the third.
   Scio 7, Culver 1: The Loggers gave the hosts a tough loss by scoring five runs in the seventh in the Tuesday, April 10, game.
   Williams and Nick Barany hit doubles for Culver.