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Storm defeats Crook County

Big first inning is difference in game

by: FRED HOUSTON JR/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - A Summit baserunner is thrown out trying to stretch a double into a triple in the first inning of the Cowboys' loss to Summit on Friday.

The Crook County High School baseball team played a wild first inning on Friday against the Summit Storm.
   The Cowboys scored two runs in the top of the inning and left the bases loaded, then gave up 11 runs to the Storm in the bottom of the inning.
   "Their first five hitters started off with five hits and then we added three walks on top of that and they had 10 runs before we got an out in the inning," said Head Coach Chris Felton. "Garrett Layne came in, as a relief pitcher, in a difficult situation and did a good job of controlling the situation and getting us out of the inning."
   The Cowboys held Summit to three runs the remainder of the game, but the damage had already been done, as Crook County lost 14-4 in five innings.
   The Cowboys could only manage three hits for the game while Summit belted out 12 hits of their own. The Cowboys also gave up six errors on the day.
   "It was a competitive game after that first inning," said Felton.
   The Cowboys travel to Madras on Tuesday to face the White Buffalos in a 4:30 p.m. starting time and then play Madras at home on Thursday with the game scheduled to begin at 3 p.m.