Elgin wins battles with Antelopes
ELGIN — Elgin had no trouble with visiting Adrian Saturday in a Special District 7 baseball doubleheader.
The Huskies made quick work of the Antelopes, pulling out a sweep 15-3, 14-3.
“It was a great weekend for our bats,” coach Greg Luse said. “We finally strung together some hits. And we played great defense. We had only one error all day.”
The Huskies jumped all over Adrian early in Game 1.
After giving up a run in the top of the first, Elgin struck for nine runs in the bottom half of the inning and never looked back. EHS got two more in the third and four in the fourth.
Starting pitcher Justin Harris went three innings and allowed three hits while striking out four. Blu Risseeuw pitched two innings in relief and allowed no hits while striking out four.
“That’s big for his confidence,” Luse said of Risseeuw’s relief work.
Harris also finished three for four with two RBIs. Casey Furgerson had two RBIs to go along with two hits, and Drake Davidson was two for four with two RBIs and a triple.
Kyle Ludwig, playing in his first game back after suffering a concussion earlier in the season, went three for three at the plate.
“Having Kyle back is huge for us. He dug every ball thrown to him (at first base),” Luse said.
Elgin remained hot in Game 2.
The Antelopes got to Davidson for three runs in the first inning, but the Huskies instantly responded with a four-run effort in the bottom half of the first. Elgin got one more in the second, another in the third and eight in the fourth to cruise to victory.
Davidson got the win, going four innings, striking out eight and allowing four hits. Harris was three for three with three RBIs and two doubles, while Sheldon Blair was three for four with two RBIs and a double. Ludwig also went two for three at the plate.
“We hit the ball hard that second game. We had five doubles that were all legit. The boys came ready to play,” Luse said.
The Huskies are now 6-2 in league, while Union/Cove sits at 5-1.
The Bobcats’ doubleheader with Pine Eagle got rained out Friday and rescheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m.
Wallowa/Imbler had the weekend off and sits at 5-3. The Spartans are 1-5 and Adrian is now 1-7 with two weekends left in the regular season.
Elgin will play host to a league five-way on Friday.
The Huskies will open play against Union/Cove at 9 a.m.
Union will host a five-way of its own May 18, marking the end of regular season play.