Cats sweep Elgin in District 7 play

Written by Observer staff reports April 16, 2013 09:53 am

The Observer staff

ELGIN — The Wallowa/Imbler baseball team improved to 3-1 in Special District 7 with a sweep of Elgin Friday. The Cats took the opener 6-1 before rolling to a 15-4 victory in Game 2.

Wallowa/Imbler is now 6-3 overall, while Elgin is 1-9 overall and 0-4 in district.

Joe Griffin scored three runs to set to pace in Game 1, while Wes Conrad, Casey Robertson and Anu Kanoho all added runs in the win.

Conrad picked up the win on the mound, going seven innings and striking out 10.

Daniel McGuire scored the lone run for Huskies, while Steven Flippo took the loss on the hill.

The Cats jumped all over Jordan Vermillion in the first inning of Game 2, scoring 13 runs. Conrad had a three-run double and Trace VanCleave had a two-run single in the inning. Cody Swift and Robertson also drove in runs.

The Huskies didn’t get anything going off of starter Kyle Johnson until the fourth inning when three runs scored on a Jayden McKay hit misplayed in center field. An RBI single by Casey Furgerson and an RBI double by Gage Little rounded out the scoring in the fifth inning.

Johnson struck out five Huskies while picking up the victory.

Elgin will host Pine Eagle Friday at noon, while Wallowa/Imbler is at Grant Union.

Union/Cove sweeps Pine Eagle

UNION — The Union/Cove baseball team had no trouble with Pine Eagle Friday, sweeping the visiting Prospectors 12-8, 17-5.

The sweep improves the Bobcats to 7-6 overall and 4-0 in Special District 7, while Pine Eagle drops to 1-3 overall and in district.

Dalton Opie led the way in Game 1, finishing 3-for-3 at the plate with three runs and two RBIs. 

Cortin Nowak, Brazen Wellington, Kaleb Poor and Cody Vanderzanden all added two hits.

Ty Coon picked up the win, going five innings, allowing three hits and striking out six.

After a 14-hit opener, the Bobcats added 16 hits in Game 2.

Nowak led the way with three hits, while Brax Anderson, Coon, Poor, Opie and Chris Ross all finished with two hits.

Poor pitched four innings, allowing three hits and striking out six to get the win.

The Bobcats play at Wallowa/Imbler April 26 for their next contest.