Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Homedale dominated Baker in three sets Thursday in Baker’s home-opening volleyball match at BHS.

Homedale stopped the Bulldogs 25-15, 25-16, 25-18 in the nonleague match.

Baker fell behind 6-0 to start the first game and couldn’t get closer than four points the rest of the set.

In the second set, Jayme Ramos served Baker on top 4-0, and freshman Lacy Churchfield added a scoring hit to boost Baker up 5-1.

But Homedale chipped away at the deficit, eventually taking a 13-11 lead.

Baker could never regain the lead after that.

Baker coach Warren Wilson cleared his bench to start the third set to try to find a scoring combination.

Baker managed to stay close early, playing to ties at 7, 9 and 10 points before Homedale again pulled away.

Baker split the nonvarsity matches, winning the JV match 25-18, 25-18 but losing the JV2 match 25-11, 21-25, 11-15.

The Baker varsity will compete at the Burns Invitational tournament Saturday.