The La Grande Rain Roofing American Legion baseball team, fresh off their second straight district title, kept its bats swinging against the Oregon Outlaws of Pendleton Sunday afternoon at Optimist Field.
Rain Roofing swept the doubleheader 3-1, 4-2.
The Outlaws tried to rally in late innings in both games.
In Game 1, the Outlaws had runners on the corners with the go-ahead run at bat with two outs in the seventh.
Dollen Stroup of Rain Roofing struck out that batter to end the threat.
The Outlaws rally began in the sixth in Game 2. It scored one run off a grounder to cut its deficit to 4-2.
In the seventh, Stroup again came through for Rain Roofing. He allowed a walk with one out. The next two batters popped up and grounded out.
Tyler Davis of Rain Roofing had a very good afternoon. He had five steals, a double and four singles to lead the team.
Rain Roofing won the district, state and regional titles last year. It will not compete at state this year, instead Rain Roofing is focusing on its upcoming regional tournament.
The regional tournament is Aug. 16-20. Teams from Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon will play at Optimist Field. The first game starts at 9:35 a.m. Rain Roofing will host a banquet Aug. 15 at the Elks Lodge, 1124 Washington Ave. The banquet is open to all. Tickets are $10.75 at the door.
Oregon 010 000 0 1 4 0
La Grande 100 110 x 3 9 3
West, pitcher unknown (4) and Mills; Mellinger, Glasser (4), Stroup (7) and Stroup, George (7). WP Stroup. LP West.
La Grande hits Stroup, Glasser, Smith, Davis 3, George, Maley, Thomas. 3B Maley. RBI George, Thomas. SB Glasser, Smith, Davis 3.
Oregon 100 001 0 2 5 0
La Grande 011 200 x 4 4 4
Bonner and Van Cleave; Thomas, Royal (4), Stroup (7) and Stroup, George (4), Royal (7). WP Stroup. LP Bonner.
La Grande hits Stroup, Mellinger, Davis 2. 2B Davis. RBI Davis 2. SB Smith, Davis 2.