BAKER CITY, PENDLETON DOMINATE CONTESTS
By The Observer
Baker City and Pendleton used double-digit innings Monday to advance in the consolation bracket at the District 3 Girls Little League Majors Softball Tournament.
Bakers all-stars erased a 1-0 deficit by scoring 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning in its 14-4 win over Wallowa Valley. The game ended after the fourth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Amanda Carpenter led Baker with two hits.
Wallowa, which fell from the double-elimination tournament being held here at Pioneer Park, was paced by two hits apiece from Kayann Layton and Kerry Gleasman.
Baker will face Pendleton, a 23-13 winner over Pilot Rock, at 2 p.m. today.
Pendleton got past Pilot Rock with a 12-run third inning to take a 20-3 lead.
Pilot Rock rallied to within 20-9, but couldnt hold off a Pendleton offense that tallied 17 hits in the shortened four-inning contest.
Shanna Treloar had four hits for Pendleton, including two triples and a home run. Kelsey Swearingen, Sara Roach and Alexis Humphrey added three hits each.
Pilot Rocks offense was led by two-hit performances from Gwen Pedro, Kelsey Walker, Valerie Hall and Ashley Kannard.
In todays action, Union County will play La Grande at 4:30 p.m. in the championship semifinals. The loser will play the winner of the Baker/Pendleton contest at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Wallowa Valley 112 0 4 6 x
Baker City (11)02 1 14 8 x
Gleasman and Layton; Culley and Sullivan.
Wallowa hits Layton 2, Gleasman 2, Gardner, Aberbeck.
Baker hits Carpenter 2, Thatcher, Vaughan, Sullivan, Durflinger, Culley, Robins. 2B Culley.
Pendleton 35(12) 3 23 17 x
Pilot Rock 216 4 13 10 x
K.Swearingen and Treloar; Pedro and Walker.
Pendleton hits Treloar 4, K.Swearingen 3, Roach 3, Humphrey 3, Oles 2, J.Swearingen, Riddle. 2B K.Swearingen, Riddle. 3B Treloar 2. HR Treloar.
Pilot Rock Walker 2, Pedro 2, Hall 2, Kannard 2, Sampson, Barkley. 2B Walker, Sampson.