Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Baker’s volleyball team split a pair of matches Monday and Tuesday in the Baker gym.

The Bulldogs won the important half of the pair, a 25-12, 25-11, 25-18 Greater Oregon League match against Mac-Hi Tuesday.

Baker also played one of its best matches of the season on Monday before falling 15-25, 25-13, 25-18, 25-22 in a nonleague match against Fruitland.

In the first game against Mac-Hi, Anna Carter served Baker on top 6-1, including three ace serves.

Then, after Mac-Hi pulled to within 7-5, Emma Baeth came off the Baker bench to serve the Bulldogs up 11-5.

Baker completed one service rotation before Carter served the final four points in the game.

In Game 2, Jayme Ramos served Baker to a 10-0 lead. Carter, Baeth and Kaylee Dalke then served the Bulldogs to a 22-4 cushion.

Then, with Baker leading 23-11 Abby Baker served the final two points.

Serving continued to be Baker’s strength in the third game.

Ramos, Carter and Baeth combined to serve Baker to an 8-2 cushion.

Dalke later increased the lead to 13-3. Baker then coasted the rest of the way.

Against Fruitland, Baker coach Warren Wilson said the Bulldogs played one of their best matches of the season.

“The girls played phenomenal,” Wilson said.

Baker’s next action is Thursday, Oct. 4, when the Bulldogs host Ontario in their final home match of the season.