Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Baker’s baseball team was in mid-season form during the weekend, sweeping a trio of opponents at the Fruitland, Idaho, tournament.

Friday, the Bulldogs defeated Fruitland 16-2. Sam McCauley and Andrew Zellars combined to throw a no-hitter.

Saturday, Baker topped Vale 11-1 and New Plymouth 15-0.

“The kids played outstanding baseball,” said Baker coach Tim Smith “They excelled in all three phases of the game — pitching, hitting and defense.”

Baker (3-0) outscored its opponents 42-3, outhit them 44-6, and committed just four errors in the three games.

Against Fruitland, McCauley led Baker’s offense with four hits, including a pair of doubles, and four RBIs.

Spencer Smith added three hits, and four other Bulldogs had two hits each.

Against Vale, Justin Miller had three hits.

Connor Lay added two hits, including a bases-loaded triple, and three RBIs.

Mason Van Arsdall added two hits and two RBIs.

Lay was the winning pitcher with relief help from Morgan Bennett.

Against New Plymouth, Dawson Linscott had two hits and three RBIs.

Zellars, Lay and Spencer Shirtcliff each added two hits.

Linscott and Shirtcliff combined to throw a two-hitter. Linscott got the win.

Baker travels to Nyssa Tuesday.

At Fruitland, Baker’s JVs swept three games from Fruitand, Ontario JV and New Plymouth.

Friday game

Baker 0 2 2 0 4 8 — 16

Fruitland 0 0 2 0 0 0 — 2

McCauley, Zellars (4) and Van Arsdall. WP — McCauley.

Baker hits — Linscott 2, Bennett 2, McCauley 4, Van Arsdall, Lay 2, Shirtcliff 2, Smith 3, Rohner. Baker RBI — Linscott 2, Owen, Bennett, Curry, McCauley 4, Van Arsdall, Smith, Braschler 2, Miller, Zellars.

2B — McCauley 2, Lay, Shirtcliff.

Saturday, Game 1

Vale 0 0 0 0 1 0 — 1

Baker 2 1 2 0 5 1 — 11

Lay, Bennett (6) and Van Arsdall. WP — Lay.

Baker hits — Bennett, McCauley, Van Arsdall 2, Braschler, Lay 2, Shirtcliff, Miller 3. Baker RBI — Bennett 2, McCauley, Van Arsdall 2, Lay 3, Shirtcliff 2, Miller.

2B — Van Arsdall. 3B — Lay.

Saturday, Game 2

Baker 2 0 0 3 2 8 — 15

New Plymouth 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0

Linscott, Shirtcliff (5) and Van Arsdall, Zellars (4). WP — Linscott.

Baker hits — Linscott 2, McCauley, Zellars 2, Curry, Lay 2, Shirtcliff 2, Smith, Rohner, Eskew, Miller, Braschler. Baker RBI — Linscott 3, McCauley 2, Van Arsdall, Zellars, Curry, Lay, Shirtcliff 2, Eskew, Miller, Braschler 2.

2B — Linscott, McCauley, Zellars, Miller.

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