LEGION TEAM'S WIN STREAK ENDS

July 16, 2002 11:00 pm

PENDLETON — La Grande's Rain Roofing extended its American Legion baseball win streak to 11 games Tuesday with a 12-5 victory over Pendleton in the first game of a doubleheader.

The losing streak ended in the second game, however, when Pendleton won 5-1.

Aaron Thomas, Zack Glasser and John Schmidt each had three hits in the first game, with Thomas and Schmidt each driving in three runs.

Rain Roofing (13-5) scored seven runs in the first inning, bringing 11 batters to the plate and taking advantage of two Pendleton errors.

Thomas led off the game with a triple and scored on a single by Dollen Stroup. Jason Smith singled to score Glasser, and two errors allowed Smith to score. Schmidt then singled to score Tyler Davis.

Thomas came up to bat again and hit his second triple of the inning, scoring two more runs.

Schmidt also drove in a run in the sixth inning. Tanner Mellinger had two RBIs with a single in the fifth, and Davis drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Mellinger got the win on the mound, giving up seven singles over seven innings.

La Grande managed just three hits in the second game, with Thomas scoring the lone run in the fifth.

A scheduled doubleheader against Pendleton for Thursday has been canceled. La Grande's next games are a doubleheader Monday at 3 p.m. at John Day.

La Grande 700 221 0 — 12 16 2

Pendleton 005 000 0 — 5 7 2

Mellinger and Slover; Alberts, Van Cleave (3), Gilliland (6) and Waterland. WP — Mellinger. LP — Alberts.

La Grande hits — Thomas 3, Stroup 2, Glasser 3, Mellinger 2, Smith, Schmidt 3, Maley. 2B — Thomas, Smith, Schmidt. 3B — Thomas 2. RBI — Thomas 2, Stroup, Mellinger, Smith, Davis, Schmidt 2. SB — Thomas, Glasser, Mellinger 2, Schmidt.

La Grande 000 010 0 — 1 3 1

Pendleton 022 100 x — 5 5 0

Stroup, Glasser (5) and Slover; Grote and Dunham. WP — Grote. LP — Stroup.

La Grande hits — Stroup, Davis, Slover. SB — Thomas.