By NR Staff • 

Mac baseball blows out Aloha, softball beats Lakeridge

The Grizzlies (4-3) have won three games in a row after starting the season 1-3. They beat Aloha 10-4 Friday on the road as well. They play at 9 a.m. today vs. Sprague in the second round of the tournament.

Junior Gage Gubrud earned the win Monday for McMinnville. He allowed five runs (three earned) in five innings of work. He gave up eight hits and struck out 10 batters.

Mac had 11 hits, and Gubrud, Adrian Uscanga, Blake Egli and Jacob Bannister all had two hits.

Friday vs. the Warriors, Mac scored 10 runs for the first time this season behind four RBIs from Gubrud and three hits by Zach Rhoads. Uscanga was also 1-for-3 with two RBIs.

David Brosius started on the mound for Mac and allowed three hits and one run in two innings of work. Calvin Lane pitched three innings and gave up one run (unearned) on two hits. Christian Radke and Nick Springer each pitched one inning for the Grizzlies.

Softball blows out Lakeridge

The McMinnville softball team stomped Lakeridge 16-3 Friday in five innings to get back to .500.

The Grizzlies (2-2) were scheduled to play at 10 a.m. Monday vs. Beaverton in the North Clackamas Spring Break Challenge. They play at 10 a.m. today vs. Milwaukie.

Friday vs. Lakeridge, Mac scored three runs in the first inning, eight in the third inning, four in the fourth inning and one in the fifth inning.

Allyson Ulbricht and Makayla Khatewoda both had three hits. Mackenzie Davis, Layne Pendleton, Lauren Ulbricht and Lacy Wilbur all had two hits, and Sam Hensley, Josie Smith and Kaylee McManus added one hit each. Mac had 17 hits, and Davis had four RBIs.

Hensley pitched all five innings and allowed three runs and struck out three batters.

Boys tennis blanks Spartans

Playing in his first match of the season, Nathan Johnson won at No. 1 singles Thursday vs. Hillsboro, sparking an 8-0 win by the Grizzlies. Johnson won 6-1, 6-1, and No. 2 Reza Refaei won 6-0, 6-0. Cody Thomas won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3 singles, and Brendon Walters won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles.

“Great complete effort by the guys,” McMinnville boys tennis coach Wes Gabrielsen said.

Mac was just as dominant in doubles. Will Worth and Adam Kiff won 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 doubles, and Wyatt Waterbury and Bradyn Stowe won 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles. At No. 3 doubles, Nicky Domenichini and Daniel Post won 6-1, 6-0. George Zakaib and Isaac Balwit closed it out at No. 4 doubles 6-1, 6-0.

The Grizzles play at 4 p.m. April 2 at Tualatin.

The Mac girls tennis team had two matches cancelled last week and tentatively has four matches scheduled for next week.

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