LO bats start to heat up, team wins 3 straight
After a brutal 16-inning loss to open its series against Canby, the Lake Oswego baseball team rallied impressively and the bats came to life as the team rallied to take the series from the Cougars.
Lake Oswego pounded Canby 13-1 on Wednesday, drawing eight walks and getting four strong innings from Sam Lee, who is returning from an injury.
"We've been waiting for him to be healthy enough to throw. We want him to get his confidence back up," coach Jake Anders said.
Reid Penney did a lot of the damage on offense, coming through with three hits and five RBIs.
On Friday, Travis Sanders took the mound for Lake Oswego on short rest after throwing five innings of relief on Monday.
Sanders went six innings and gave up just three hits and one run to give the Lakers a boost.
Harrison Reece came in to lock down the 7-1 victory and propel the Lakers to the series win.
Lake Oswego put up six runs in the second inning and got a pair of RBIs from Lee and Penney.
On Monday, Lake Oswego opened its series with a dangerous Oregon city team.
Will Waterman took the ball for the Lakers and, once again, was the victim of some bad luck.
The Lakers scored one run in the first but an error in the bottom of the inning allowed Oregon City to plate two runs.
The game stayed at 2-1 until the sixth. Lake Oswego posted two more runs in the sixth but the Pioneers would tie the game again in the bottom of the inning.
Waterman was strong through eight innings and, for a while, it looked like the Lakers might be in for another marathon of a game.
But, in the top of the ninth, Kyle Cameron drew a walk and Peter Lewis bunted and reached on an error.
Mikey Gallagher then sacrificed the runners to second and third base and Jack Anderson hit a two-run double.
Sanders was able to close the victory out in the bottom of the ninth.
"He's done a really solid job for us in that closer position this year," Anders said.
Lake Oswego will wrap up its series with Oregon City this week and will take on West Linn starting on Monday.
"We haven't played our best baseball yet. If we can start to put it all together we could be pretty special," Anders said.