The North Marion baseball team fell victim to uncharacteristic sloppy play Wednesday, committing five errors that led to five unearned runs in the Huskies 6-2 loss at Estacada.
The team recovered the following day with a 14-4 road victory over Madras to improve to 6-3 in the Tri-Valley Conference.
Against Estacada, the Huskies fell behind 2-0 in the first inning on a pair of errors but were able to tie the score at 2-2 scoring in consecutive innings on RBIs from Kyle Williamson and Dylan Doubrava. North Marion fell behind again in the fourth inning on a pair of runs scored by the Rangers, and the Huskies never recovered. Jordan Kendall (pictured above) took the loss on the mound after pitching six innings while giving up five hits and one earned run. Hunter Beachy (pictured left) led the Huskies offensively, going 2-for-3 at the plate.
North Marion recovered the following day at Madras. Although the team was bitten again by the error bug, committing four miscues, the Huskies walloped the White Buffaloes at the plate. North Marion scored four runs in the opening inning and broke open a 5-3 game by erupting for seven runs in the fifth inning.
Brock Breshears gave up one earned run in six innings and led the team with three RBIs. Emry Patterson, Tristan Wampole, Josiah Ramon and Colin Barrow each added two hits apiece, and all but two North Marion players batted in runs.
The Huskies (16-4, 6-3 Tri-Valley) were scheduled to host Madras Monday and play Molalla Wednesday, followed by La Salle Friday.