RAIN ROOFING SPLITS IN BAKER CITY
By The Observer
BAKER CITY A career game at the plate by Drew Fischer
wasnt enough to give La Grande Rain Roofing an American Legion baseball win over Baker on Saturday.
Fischer went 5-for-5 with a home run, two doubles and six RBIs in La Grandes 14-11 loss to Baker City.
The third baseman had a three-run home run in the third inning that brought La Grande to within 4-3. He scored to tie the game on a Tanner Abel double.
Fischer also drove in a run in the eighth inning, part of a three-run rally that gave La Grande an 11-10 lead.
Baker scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth to win the game.
Adam Kleck was 3-for-4 with three runs scored against Baker. Abel had two hits.
La Grande also got an 11-1 victory Saturday in Baker City over the Pendleton Outlaws, a 40-older team that plays Legion teams throughout the area.
Abel was 2-for-3 with three RBIs, including a two-run home run, his eighth of the season, in the fourth inning. Aaron Thomas, Dollen Stroup, Jason Smith and Shane Slover each had two hits in that game.
Rain Roofing coach Wes McAllaster pitched the game, giving up six hits through seven innings and getting 10 fly balls.
Rain Roofing was scheduled to play two games Sunday, but Milton-Freewater pulled out of the tournament and another game against Baker City was canceled.
Rain Roofing is scheduled to play a game against Pendletons Hodgen Distributing at 3 p.m. today at Snowflake Field, but that game may be moved to Tuesday because of rain.
Regardless, La Grande will play Friday morning at the district tournament in Hermiston, against either Grant Union or Milton-Freewater, who play Thursday afternoon.
LG Rain Roofing 004 301 020 10 14 3
Bak. Diamondbacks 143 020 04x 14 13 3
Baynes, Royal (6) and Slover; Cooke, Palmer (9) and Goodenough. WP Cooke. LP Royal.
La Grande hits Thomas, Fischer 5, Abel 2, Mellinger, Smith, Kleck 3, Baynes. 2B Fischer, Abel. 3B Thomas. HR Fischer. RBI Thomas 2, Fischer 6, Abel, Mellinger.
LG Rain Roofing 014 500 1 11 14 0
Pendleton Outlaws 000 100 0 1 6 4
McAllaster and Slover; OReilly and Smith. WP McAllaster. LP OReilly.
La Grande hits Thomas 2, Fischer, Royal 2, Abel 2, Mellinger, Stroup, Smith 2, Slover 2, Kleck. 2B Thomas, Mellinger, Stroup. 3B Fischer. HR Abel. RBI Fischer, Abel 3, Smith 2, Slover 2. SB Abel 2, Baynes, Slover 2.