Mac bats here Tuesday, gone Wednesday
The rivalry goes down to the rubber match.
Adrian Uscanga scored on a balk with the bases loaded in the first inning, but that would be the only run the McMinnville baseball team could muster in a 3-1 loss to Newberg Wednesday at the McMinnville baseball field at Patton Middle School.
“We knew that Newberg wasn’t going to be as bad as their record showed,” Grizzlies coach Jordan Harlow said. “They played some tough teams and lost some close games.”
Sam Swenson, Cameron Fox and Zach Rhoads each singled for McMinnville (17-5, 10-4 Class 6A Pacific Conference), the only hits on the night.
In his first start of the season, Travis Allen completed 5 1/3 innings, allowing seven hits and two runs (one earned). Allen struck out three in the losing effort.
The Tigers (6-16, 4-10 Pacific) scored runs in the second, sixth and seventh innings.
On Tuesday, the Grizzlies scored four runs in the fourth inning and six runs in the five inning to dispatch the Tigers, 13-5, in Newberg.
Adrian Uscanga went 3-for-4, and Zach Rhoads, Sam Swenson, Cameron Fox and Jacob Bannister each had two hits. Fox, David Brosius and Gage Gubrud each hit doubles for McMinnville.
Freshman Wyatt Smith allowed two runs in five innings pitched for the win. Kyler Dickey, Travis Allen and Bannister all pitched in relief.
The Grizzlies and Tigers battle again tonight at 5 p.m. in Newberg
In other action:
Astoria 7, Yamhill-Carlton 0
YAMHILL – The Tigers were shut out by the Fishermen in Class 4A Cowapa League play.
Yamhill-Carlton (4-14, 3-8 Cowapa) plays at Scappoose today at 5 p.m. and at Banks Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Country Christian 20, Delphian 1 (5)
SHERIDAN – The Cougars defeated the Dragons in Class 2A/1A Special District 2 play.
Delphian (3-13, 3-11 SD2) plays at Western Mennonite today at 4:30 p.m.
Amity 4, Colton 1
COLTON – The Warriors defeated the Vikings in Class 3A West Valley League play.
Amity hosts Blanchet Catholic today at 4:30 p.m.
Horizon Christian 18, Sheridan 0 (5)
TUALATIN – Cody Herron and Chad Jordan each had hits, but the Spartans fell to the Hawks in Class 3A West Valley League play.
Sheridan (5-13, 1-8 WVL) plays at Willamina today at 5 p.m. The Spartans host Gervais Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Yamhill-Carlton 2, Seaside 1
YAMHILL – The Tigers notched their third win in Class 4A Cowapa League play over the Seagulls.
Yamhill-Carlton 4, Astoria 1
ASTORIA – The Tigers defeated the Fishermen in Class 4A Cowapa League play.
Yamhill-Carlton (15-1, 9-1 Cowapa) hosts Tillamook for a doubleheader beginning today at 4 p.m. The Tigers follow that with a game against Scappoose Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Yamhill.
Colton 5, Amity 1
COLTON – Shayla Pendergraft and Koana Leno had two hits apiece but the Warriors fell to the Vikings in Class 3A West Valley League play.
Amity (4-9, 2-6 WVL) hosts Waldport today at 5 p.m. The Warriors play a doubleheader Saturday at Warrenton. beginning at 11 a.m.
Sheridan 8, Valley Catholic 2
BEAVERTON – The Spartans defeated the Valiants in Class 3A nonleague play.
Sheridan (7-10, 2-5 WVL) plays at Willamina today at 5 p.m. The Spartans host Gervais Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Willamina 3, Salem Academy 1
SALEM – The Bulldogs defeated the Crusaders in Class 3A nonleague play
Willamina (10-10, 5-3 West Valley League) hosts Sheridan today at 5 p.m. and Amity Tuesday at 5 p.m.