By Ben • Ben Schorzman • 

Mac summer baseball back as O.M.P.

McMinnville’s varsity summer team — sponsored by Oregon Mainline Paving — played four games over the weekend, kicking off the 2013 summer season. At least 36 games are scheduled, and there’s the potential for much more if Oregon Mainline Paving makes the postseason.

Friday, OMP split two games with Tigard. Mac lost the first game 2-1. Riley McAnally was the losing pitcher. He allowed two runs (one earned) in five innings. He gave up five hits and struck out five batters.

David Brosius, Kade Mechals, Drew Spence and McAnally all had hits for OMP. Tigard scored both of its runs off of McAnally in the top of the fifth inning.

Mac won the second game 1-0 behind a combined two-hit shutout. Mechals started the game. He went four innings and allowed two hits and struck out seven batters. Ryan Dix, Brosius and Gage Gubrud all threw one inning.

Adrian Uscanga, Gubrud and Zach Rhoads all had hits for OMP. Jacob Bannister hit in Uscanga in the bottom of the third inning.

Sunday, OMP played a doubleheader at Westview. It lost the first game 5-4 and won the second 6-2. The Wildcats tied the game at four in the bottom of the sixth inning and then won it in the bottom of the ninth inning on an RBI single to right field.

Gubrud started the game for OMP. He lasted 5 1/3 innings. He allowed four runs on five hits. He walked three and struck out 11 batters. Dix surrendered the game-winning hit in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Mac had 11 hits in the game. Cameron Fox was 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs.

Rhoads had two hits. Spence had an RBI.

In the second game, OMP scored three runs in the top of the second inning, followed by two in the fifth and one in the seventh. Mac had 13 hits, with Bannister, Gubrud and Brosius all getting two. Brosius also had two RBIs.

Oregon Mainline Paving plays at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Patton vs. Crescent Valley. Mac coach Darren Bland said it will be one nine-inning game.

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