>Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Baker news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow BakerCityHerald.com

Baker City Herald print edition

view all Baker City Herald print publications »

The Baker City Herald is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.

Subscribe


AP Sports Video

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 8.0 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

AP Sports Headlines

  • Royals return to playoffs in dramatic fashion
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It had been 29 years since the Kansas City Royals had last been to the postseason - nearly three decades spent mostly in baseball's backwater, a small-market organization on a shoe-string budget trying in vain to compete with the big boys....
  • Playoff managers hit, miss on contesting calls
    For Buck Showalter, Don Mattingly and every other manager in these playoffs, it promises to be a most challenging postseason....
  • Jeter launches site to connect athletes to fans
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Derek Jeter was one of the world's most covered athletes in media during his 20-season career with the New York Yankees. Now, he's joining media with a new website devoted to delivering athletes' "unfiltered" views to the fans....
  • Coaches use large network to watch for injury
    The sideline is often the worst place to watch a football game. Even for the head coach standing front and center, getting a good look at what is happening on the field can be difficult....

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow Sports arrow Last-inning run lifts Riverside over Baker

Print

Last-inning run lifts Riverside over Baker

By GERRY STEELE

Of the Baker City Herald

Class 3A No. 3-ranked Riverside scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning of the second game Saturday to earn a split against Baker in a Greater Oregon League softball doubleheader at Boardman.

The Pirates earned a 2-1 win in the second game after Baker won the opener 5-2.

Alysun Burns opened the Riverside seventh with a single. Then, after Baker pitcher Lacey Barker struck out the next batter attempting to bunt, the next Pirate got the bunt down.

The Baker defense got the batter at first, but Burns scooted all the way around to third on the play.

Burns rounded the bag as if she was going to try to score. The ball was relayed to Baker catcher Ashley Craig at the plate. Craig had a shot at picking Burns off third, but her throw was wide and into left field, allowing Burns to score.

Ashley had a straight shot at her, and made a good play, said Baker coach Steve Bachman. But the throw was off the mark.

Bachman said he was happy with a split, but that the Bulldogs defense has had problems in recent games.

Were making too many errors, he said. We just have to get back on track.

Bachman said the Bulldogs offense also didnt click as well as it could have in the second game.

We didnt take the opportunities we had. We came out flat, he said. We just kind of hung with them. Several times we had runners on and didnt execute.

Bachman said the Bulldogs went down 1-2-3 in three innings, and had as many as five batters in an inning only once.

Baker had six hits in the game. The Bulldogs only run came in the third when Barker tripled and scored on a sacrifice bunt by Ashley Rino.

Barker allowed just three hits, struck out five and walked two.

In the opener, Megan Curtis fired a four-hitter, allowing two unearned runs. Curtis struck out four and walked none.

Both of our pitchers were doing their jobs, Bachman said. We just have to tighten up defensively.

Megan threw a heck of a game, and Lacey pitched a great game too, Bachman said.

Baker had 13 hits in the first game. Nicole Landstrom had three of those hits, and an RBI. Savannah Newman, Jamie Parks and Katie Kuchenbecker each added two hits. Newman had two RBIs.

The Bulldogs took a 3-1 lead after three innings, then added single runs in the fourth and seventh.

Baker travels to Mac-Hi Thursday.

We just have to go down to Mac-Hi and take two, then win our games at home, Bachman said.

First game

Baker 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 5

Riverside 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2

Curtis and Rino. Hancock and Totten. WP Curtis. LP Hancock.

Baker hits Newman 2, Landstrom 3, Hull, Rino, Parks 2, Shira, Kuchenbecker 2, Denne.

Baker RBI Newman 2, Landstrom.

Second game

Baker 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

Riverside 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2

Barker and Craig. Hancock and Totten. WP Hancock. LP Totten.

Baker hits Landstrom, Parks, Kuchenbecker, Shira, Barker, Denne.

Baker RBI Rino.

3B Barker.

Print

blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
Features
Outdoors / Go Magazine / Milestones / Living Well
Baker Herald
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Commenting Policy / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Videos / Local Business Links / Community Links / Weather and Road Cams / RSS Feed

Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use