UNION FALLS, WALLOWA WINS
By The Observer
Union Countys rally fell just short in a 22-20 loss to Pendleton Tuesday in the championship bracket of the District 3 Girls Little League Minors Softball Tournament at Pioneer Park.
Trailing 22-16 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, Union scored four runs but still came up short.
Pendleton jumped to a 9-0 first inning lead, but Union County rallied to tie the contest 11-all heading into the top of the fifth inning.
Thats when Pendleton exploded for 10 runs to take a 21-11 lead. Union scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth to pull within 21-16.
The loss dropped Union County into the consolation bracket, where it will play Wallowa Valley at 3 p.m today.
Wallowa Valley won its third straight game by eliminating Baker 15-3 in a four-inning contest Tuesday.
Baker started with two runs in the top of the first, but Wallowa put the game away with an 11-run response in the bottom of the frame.
Ashley Graning belted a double and a home run to lead Wallowa. Tonya Neil added two hits.
Pendleton 902 0(10)1 22 x x
Union County 014 654 20 x x
Riomondo and Reynolds; Lloyd and Smith.
Baker City 201 0 3 3 x
Wallowa Valley (11)04 x 15 7 x
Daly, Wilson and Talbott; Micka and Schaefer.
Baker hits Talbott 2, Wilson. 3B Talbott.
Wallowa hits T.Neil 2, Graning 2, Soward, Bailey, Micka. 2B Graning, Micka. HR Graning.