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Allie Brock pitched a one-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts and helped her own cause with a pair of RBIs as the La Grande Tigers softball team routed the Banks Braves on the road Friday, 10-0 in five innings.

Brock allowed just a single and a walk, and had three strikeouts three of the five innings.

Meanwhile, the La Grande offense put the game out of reach right away. An RBI double by Jayce Seavert, an RBI groundout by Brock and a two-run single by Sophie Bell made it 4-0 Tigers in the first inning.

An error and a fielder’s choice allowed Kinzy Bowen and Alaina Carson to score, and RBI singles by Brock and Howton gave La Grande an 8-0 lead in the second inning. Brock later scored on a wild pitch.

Grace Neer rounded out the scoring with an RBI single in the fourth.

Bell and Seavert both joined Brock by collecting a pair of RBIs.

La Grande 11, Philomath/Alsea 0

Brock followed up her dominant performance Friday with an equally strong effort Saturday, striking out 12 batters and allowing just two singles in La Grande’s 11-0 road win over the Philomath/Alsea Warriors Saturday.

The game was a rematch of last year’s state semifinal game, which La Grande won, 5-0.

Carson drove in four runs to power the offense, and both Neer and Seavert added a pair of RBIs. The trio helped the Tigers break the game open in the second, with Neer’s RBI single and two-run singles by both Carson and Seavert putting La Grande ahead, 5-0.

Lexee Gomes’ RBI single and another two-run single by Carson made it 8-0 in the third. Taryn Miller scored on an error in the fourth, and both Neer and Bowen hit RBI singles for a double-digit lead.

Jacie Howton scored three times in the win, and both Neer and Gomes touched home twice.

La Grande (3-0 overall) travels to Nampa, Idaho, to face Middleton and Ridgevue high schools Friday.

Outlaws win three

The Enterprise Outlaws softball team picked up three wins — two in dramatic fashion — to go 3-1 at the Rocket Invite Friday and Saturday in Pilot Rock.

Enterprise 10, Pilot Rock/Nixyaawii 8

The Outlaws opened by rallying from a five-run deficit to pick up their first win of the season. Claire Farwell, who had three hits, three runs and three RBIs, drove in three runs with a triple and scored on a Lexie Gassett RBI single in a five-run fifth inning to tie the score at 7-7. Grace Collins followed an inning later with a two-run single in a three-run sixth to give Enterprise the lead.

Gassett, Liz Rowley and Aysia Salim each had two hits. Gassett also pitched seven innings, allowing eight runs — two earned — on five hits with four strikeouts.

Enterprise 11, Vernonia 3

The Outlaws broke open their late game Friday with a four-run third inning to take the lead for good, then added five runs late to turn the game into a rout.

Rowley walked with the bases loaded for the lead before Salim had the key hit with a two-run single. Collins wrapped the frame with an RBI groundout for a 6-2 lead.

Rylin Kirkland went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Outlaws. Salim finished with two RBIs. Gassett allowed two earned runs on seven hits in seven innings and struck out eight.

Enterprise 4, Lost River 3

The Outlaws picked up their second dramatic win of the weekend when they edged the Raiders on Saturday.

With the score tied at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh and two outs, Farwell hit a triple, then scored the winning run moments later on a wild pitch.

Farwell finished 3-for-4 with the winning run. Rowley tossed seven innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits and striking out five.

Grant Union/Prairie City 11, Enterprise 0

The Outlaws’ winning streak ended at three with a loss to the Prospectors in their final game of the weekend.

Enterprise had just two hits, one apiece from Kirkland and Ellie Collier. Rowley pitched three innings, allowing eight earned runs on eight hits.

Enterprise (3-2 overall) is off until April 5 when it travels to face Burns/Crane in a doubleheader.

Wallowa Valley earns two wins to open season

The Wallowa Valley Eagles boys baseball team opened the season with a pair of come-from-behind victories, defeating the Baker/Powder Valley Bulldogs JV twice on the road Friday, 9-7 and 12-10.

Wallowa Valley 9, Baker/Powder Valley 7

The Eagles scored four late runs to rally and win their season-opener, scoring twice in the sixth to pull even and twice more in the seventh for the win.

Chris Nobles hit an RBI single in the sixth to pull Wallowa Valley within 7-6, and scored later on a passed ball to tie the score.

In the seventh, Malachi Roberts gave the Eagles the lead for good with a two-run single.

Trace Collier, the third of fourth Wallowa Valley pitchers, pitched the sixth and started the seventh for the win, and Gus Ramsden finished the seventh to pick up the save.

Wallowa Valley 12, Baker/Powder Valley 10

The Eagles came back from down 7-2 and 9-3 with a late surge to start the season 2-0.

Wallowa Valley put up five runs in the sixth, highlighted by a two-run single by Ramsden, to get within 9-8. The Eagles took the lead for good in the seventh, with the key play a Baker/Powder Valley error that allowed two runs to score.

Collier earned his second win of the day with 2-1/3 innings of relief, and David Salim pitched the seventh for a save.

Wallowa Valley (2-0 overall) faces Bandon at the Grant Union Les Schwab Tournament Thursday.

LHS golfers take fourth in The Dalles

Braden Bell finished in a tie for second place to lead the La Grande Tigers boys golf team to a fourth-place finish in its seasson-opener at The Dalles Invitational Friday.

Bell was the lone Tiger to finish under 100 as he shot a round of 81, but dropped a tiebreaker on a scorecard playoff to take third.

“It’s early in the season, (and) we haven’t been outside but for a few days,” Head Coach Ron Evans said. “Overall all of them did really well. Braden did great, which I’m excited for him to do this (well) this early.”

Cruz Gallegos followed Bell’s effort with a 101. Jack Seydel shot a 106, Tristen Shepherd carded a 112 and Anton Evans rounded out the scoring with a 124.

As a team, the Tigers shot a score of 400. Seaside was the top team with a score of 335.

La Grande is back in action at the Wildhorse Invitational April 1.

Harrod leads Outlaws

Boone Harrod turned in a score of 99 to tie for fifth and lead the Enterprise Outlaws boys golf team at the Icebreaker Invitational Friday at Echo Hills Golf Course.

Harrod was followed by teammate Zion Mark, who shot a 108. Jacob Amaro turned in a round of 117 and Landon Greenshields finished with a 146.

For the Wallowa/Joseph boys, Michael Diggins recorded a score of 105. Frank Westerman shot a 135 and Willie Gibbs had a score of 147.

Imbler’s Will Coston posted a score of 106. Aidan Patton followed close behind with a 107 and Chance Goodman recorded a 139.

Greta Carlsen, the lone local golfer on the girls side, shot a score of 170 for Enterprise.

Enterprise is back in action April 1 at Pumpkin Ridge near Portland, and Wallowa/Joseph and Imbler play April 5 at
Pendleton.

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