Marshfield baseball and softball teams win league openers | Sports
The Marshfield baseball and softball teams won their Sky-Em League openers at home against Cottage Grove last week as they entered the five-week period that will determine which league teams qualify for the playoffs.
The Marshfield baseball team beat the Lions 10-2 and the softball team rallied in seventh to win 10-9 against Cottage Grove.
Both teams were swept later in the week by Marist Catholic leaving them 1-2 in league entering this week.
The baseball team got off to a slow start against Cottage Grove before scoring five runs in the fourth inning and winning.
DJ Daugherty had two hits, two runs and two RBIs and Drake Rogers had a double and a triple and an RBI.
Dom Montiel had a brace, two RBIs and a run and Wyatt Peck and Riley Murphy each scored two runs. Cobin Bouska hit a solo home run.
Rogers was also strong on the mound, striking out seven in nearly three scoreless innings before being called off as his pitching count increased so he could pitch again against Marist Catholic. Ryder Easton, Daugherty and Johnny Calvert also pitched for the Pirates in the win.
The Pirates spoiled a solid pitching performance from Montiel in Game 1 against the Spartans when they committed seven errors, including several in a seven-run second inning that led to the Marist Catholics 9-1 win. Montiel also raced in Marshfield’s only run, scoring Daugherty.
“We had good swings, but we got the ball to people,” Marshfield coach Floyd Montiel said.
In Game 2, the Pirates hit better, but gave up too many steps.
“Their hits were the difference,” Montiel said of the Spartans’ 16-10 win.
Daugherty, Rogers, Montiel and Joseph Herbert each had two hits for the Pirates and Daugherty, Bouska and Herbert each had two runs. Rogers had four points.
This week, weather permitting, the Pirates are in Elmira on Tuesday and host Junction City for a double Friday.
THE TIGERS WIN TWO: Bandon kept his perfect Sunset Conference record with a 4-0 win over Toledo on Thursday and a 5-3 win over Myrtle Point the next day.
Colton Siewell was spectacular in the win over Toledo, striking out 16 and walking none in a comprehensive victory for the Tigers. He kept his pitch count down to 90 pitches.
“Colton had his best outing of the year,” Bandon’s trainer Jay Ferrell said.
Conner Devine had a triple and Will Panagakis a double and Chris Butler and Parker Lang each had two hits and drove in a run.
In the win over Myrtle Point, Dylan Kamph had a single and a double and drove in two runs and Devine had two hits and drove in a run.
Danny Cabrera hit a brace and made his biggest contributions on the mound, stifling the Bobcats the past four innings, striking out nine and allowing no hits or walks.
“He threw really well while filling the strike zone,” Ferrell said.
Bandon, now 5-0 in the league, hosts Siletz Valley on Tuesday and Umpqua Valley Christian in a big non-league game on Thursday before wrapping up the first round of the league with a game at Gold Beach on Friday.
Gold Beach is second in the league standings at 3-1 after beating Myrtle Point 12-2 and Reedsport 10-3. The Panthers host Coquille on Tuesday.
The Red Devils are tied for third at 3-2 after beating Siletz Valley 19-3 on Friday but losing to Reedsport 9-4 on Saturday. The Red Devils host Myrtle Point on Friday this week.
Reedsport is also 3-2 heading into a home game against Toledo on Tuesday and a game at Waldport on Friday.
EDGE BULLDOGS THROWS: Churchill rallied from a 5-0 deficit to edge North Bend 6-5 on Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader. The Bulldogs led the last drink 2-0 when suspended due to inclement weather at Churchill High School.
Luke Wheeling pitched all game opener for North Bend, striking out six and walking two. He also had a triple RBI and a sacrificed fly.
The Lancers won the game with two runs in the bottom of the seventh.
North Bend is now 1-6 in Midwestern League play heading into a home game against Thurston on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs will also host Churchill next Tuesday. The two midweek games are considered non-league games.
North Bend is gaining valuable experience with a roster without seniors and missing two key players through injury – Sam Mickelson and Hunter Wheeling.
MARAIS RALLIES: The Pirates came from behind to beat Cottage Grove in the league opener played on the grass field at Southwestern Oregon Community College.
“We are extremely grateful to Megan Corriea for allowing us to use the SWOCC grass pitch to play our first league game,” said Marshfield manager Chelsea Burns. “The girls have competed in terrible weather conditions this season and their tenacity really showed.
“It was great to see the girls battle it out after dropping two points in the seventh and take the win.”
Paige Macduff led the offense with two hits and four RBIs. Makenna Johnson had three points and Paige Reigard and Phe Macduff had two points each.
Unfortunately, the Pirates couldn’t keep pace with the top-ranked Marist Catholics in the Class 4A coaches’ poll, losing 10-0 and 13-1.
Makenna Johnson and Reigard had the Pirates’ only hits in the twin bill, both in Game 1. Jayla Johnson scored the run in Game 2 after reaching base with a step.
“(Tatum) Montiel did a great job putting the ball on the plate and letting our defense play,” she said. “Paige Reigard has taken on her new role as centre-back and has made some outstanding plays there.”
NORTH BEND SWEEPS CHURCHILL: The Bulldogs won both games in Eugene against the Lancers on Saturday, winning the opener 11-8 and the last drink 19-4. Coupled with North Bend’s 19-6 victory at North Eugene earlier in the week, the team is now on a three-game winning streak.
Mia Reynon hit her first career home run in Game 1, a three-run shot to center field, and added two more hits in the game and six RBIs. She also scored two points, while Rylee Samora had four points and Emma Spalding three.
“Even with the win, we struggled both at home plate and on the field the first game,” North Bend coach John Olson said. “The girls responded in a huge way in the second game. I’m not sure we could have hit better.
Spalding, Reynon, Sarah Shore, Hayden Napier and McKenzie Breakfield all had three hits in the last drink and Napier and Spalding both had three runs and four RBIs.
Reynon also scored three and Samora, Allyson Moore and Angel Andrade (as a courtesy runner) all scored two.
Shore pitched both games for North Bend.
SUNSET CONFERENCE: Toledo won their clash with Bandon 5-3 on Thursday to take sole possession of the league lead.
The Tigers bounced back to beat Myrtle Point 13-0 on Friday to improve to 4-1 in the league while Toledo suffered its fourth league shutout with a 20-0 win at Waldport.
Coquille won both of its matches, 15-5 over Siletz Valley and 8-2 over Reedsport and is 2-3. Reedsport is 2-2 after beating Gold Beach 8-1. Waldport is 3-2, losing to Toledo and Bandon.