Willamina Bulldogs win, Y-C, Dayton both lose
The Pirates and Bulldogs met twice this season. Dayton beat Willamina 8-0 April 12 and 10-0 April 22.
Sutherlin 3, Yamhill-Carlton 2
The Yamhill-Carlton softball program began the 4A state playoffs Wednesday at Sutherlin. The Tigers (19-8) lost 3-2 to the Bulldogs (17-9) on the road bringing an end to their season. The win was Sutherlin’s 11th straight, while Yamhill-Carlton had its four-game win streak snapped.
The Tigers were held to three hits by Sutherlin pitcher Cheylin Malinoff. McKenzie Magnuson, Bree Glasson and Chelse Frank had the three Yamhill-Carlton hits.
Molly Smith pitched a complete game in the loss. She gave up three runs on five hits but had eight strikeouts. Frank and DeLaney Ogden each had an RBI for the Tigers.
The Tigers beat their play-in opponent, Ridgeview, 10-0 in five innings to advance to the 4A state playoffs May 17. This was the second straight year Yamhill-Carlton reached the 4A state playoffs. It lost 3-2 to Mazama in the first round last season.
Valley Catholic 7, Dayton 5
The Dayton baseball team also played in the 3A state playoffs, their third straight appearance. Dayton (15-8) fell 7-5 Wednesday at Valley Catholic (20-5) to bring its season to an end.
In the loss, the Pirates were led by Forrest Garcia. Though he took the loss on the mound in his final game in a Pirates uniform, Garcia gave up four hits while striking out six.
Dayton was led offensively by Jarred Montgomery. Montgomery finished with a double and a single and was the only Pirate with a multi-hit game. Kobe Chenea, J.J. Jones and Tyler Clark had Dayton’s three other hits. Chenea had two RBIs.
The Valiants won the Lewis & Clark League with 13 wins and advance to the 3A state quarterfinals to take on Pleasant Hill.
“It was a tough playoff loss,” Dayton baseball coach Roger Lorenzen said. “I’m proud of the kids and the season they put together.”