Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Baker had no trouble with Nyssa Tuesday, winning a nonleague baseball doubleheader 18-3 and 13-1 at the Baker Sports Complex. Both games ended after five innings.

“I thought we played well, particularly after coming off a long trip to Arizona,” said Baker coach Tim Smith. “Our pitchers threw the ball well, we played pretty good defense and hit the ball well. We did what we needed to do.”

In Game 1, Baker built a 7-0 lead after one inning and never looked back.

Sam McCauley had a two-run single in the inning, Spencer Smith an RBI double and Drew Osborn an RBI single.

Smith finished the game with a pair of doubles and drove in four runs. Osborn added three hits. McCauley and Morgan Bennett each drove in two runs.

Bennett was the winning pitcher, striking out 10 in four innings.

In the second game, Baker scored in every inning.

Osborn had three hits, including a double and three RBIs.

Dawson Linscott and Jackson Rohner each added two hits and two RBIs. Bennett and McCauley each had two hits. Mason Van Arsdall had a double and two RBIs.

McCauley earned the win on the mound, striking out 10 in four innings.

Baker begins Greater Oregon League play Saturday when the Bulldogs host Mac-Hi at the Baker Sports Complex.

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