Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Baker opened Greater Oregon League baseball play Monday by sweeping Mac-Hi 9-1 and 20-0 in a doubleheader at the Baker Sports Complex.

Baker (2-0 in the GOL) rode the one-hit pitching of Sam McCauley to the first-game win.

“Sam threw real well,” said Baker coach Tim Smith.

McCauley struck out 11 Pioneers in six innings. Gavin Curry pitched a perfect seventh.

Offensively, Baker scored in every inning but the first.

“We didn’t come out of the gate as well as we could have,” Smith said.

“One of our goals is to win every inning.”

Mason Van Arsdall, Jack Rohner and Justin Miller each finished the game with two RBI.

In Game 2, Baker used a 10-run second inning to break the game open.

Winning pitcher Connor Lay and Spencer Shirtcliff each drove in four runs, and Van Arsdall three.

Lay threw a three-hitter, striking out eight.

The Bulldogs return to GOL action Friday when they play host to La Grande.

First game

Mac-Hi 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 — 1

Baker 0 3 2 1 2 1 x — 9

McCauley, Curry (7) and Van Arsdall. WP — McCauley.

Baker hits — Linscott 2, Bennett, McCauley 2, Van Arsdall 2, Lay, Smith, Rohner 2, Miller 2. Baker RBI — Bennett, Van Arsdall 2, Smith, Rohner 2, Miller 2.

2B — Van Arsdall, Miller.

Second game

Mac-Hi 0 0 0 0 0 — 0

Baker 4 10 6 0 x — 20

Lay and Van Arsdall, Rohner (5). WP — Lay.

Baker hits — Linscott, McCauley, Van Arsdall 2, Braschler, Lay 3, Shirtcliff 4, Smith. Baker RBI — Linscott, Curry, McCauley 2, Van Arsdall 3, Braschler 2, Lay 4, Shirtcliff 4, Smith.

2B — Linscott, Van Arsdall, Lay 2, Shirtcliff 2.

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