Raiders suffer shutout against 6A champs
Oregon City puts up three runs in the third inning and wins 4-0
OREGON CITY Reynolds squashed an Oregon City rally in the sixth inning Tuesday, but couldnt produce any runs of its own during a 4-0 loss to the reigning 6A champs.
The Pioneers threatened to put the game out of reach after getting a pair of runners on base early in the sixth inning, but pitcher Joseph Palmisano pounced on a sacrifice bunt attempt. He fired a quick dart to home plate where Raiders catcher Mitchell Rose tagged the runner on the chest as he slid through the dirt.
A pop-up to shallow right field stranded runners at second and third.
The Raiders put together their biggest scoring threat in the seventh inning when Rose and Cameron Sheets led off with back-to-back singles, but three straight strikeouts ended the comeback threat.
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