PENDLETON — Pendleton jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning then held Baker off for a 7-3 nonleague baseball win Monday at Bob White Field.
The Bucks scored all four runs with two outs.
“It was kind of like we weren’t really ready to play,” said Baker coach Dan Blankenship.
“But, the kids battled back. Take away that first inning and it was a good game.”
Baker cut the deficit to 4-1 in the third inning. Dan Stinson doubled and scored on a double by Mason Cline.
Then, down 7-1, the Bulldogs tallied twice in the sixth.
Dillon Blankenship walked and advanced on Kody Younger’s single. Both scored on a double by Chace Dixon.
Younger was Baker’s starting pitcher, taking the loss.
The Bulldogs travel to Burns for a single game this afternoon.
Baker 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 — 3
Pendleton 4 0 0 3 0 0 x — 7
Younger, Custer (3), Cline (5) and Mespelt. LP — Younger.
Baker hits — Cline, Blankenship, Younger, Custer, Dixon 2, Stinson. Baker RBI — Cline, Dixon 2.
2B — Cline, Dixon, Stinson.