Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

Baker and Ontario split a Greater Oregon League baseball doubleheader Friday at the Baker Sports Complex.

Baker won the first game 3-2 before losing the nightcap 12-7.

Baker left 16 runners on base in the two games.

“We’ve got to get the timely hit, and do a better job of picking up our baserunners,” said Baker coach Tim Smith.

In Game 1, Baker rallied from behind twice to earn the win.

Sam McCauley pitched a three-hitter, striking out 10.

In the second game, Ontario outhit the Bulldogs 15-8.

“They swung the bats pretty well,” Smith said of the Tigers.

“They swung the bats better than we did.”

McCauley led Baker’s offense with a home run and two RBIs.

Baker (3-3 in the GOL) travels to Homedale for a nonleague game Tuesday.

The Bulldogs then travel to Mac-Hi Saturday for a GOL twinbill. The Mac-Hi games were originally scheduled as Baker home games, but due to earlier weather conditions the games were switched.

First game

Ontario 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 — 2

Baker 0 0 0 0 1 2 x — 3

McCauley and Van Arsdall. WP — McCauley.

Baker hits — Bennett, McCauley, Van Arsdall, Lay, Shirtcliff, Smith, Miller. Baker RBI — Van Arsdall, Miller.

2B — McCauley.

Second game

Ontario 3 1 0 0 1 4 3 — 12

Baker 0 0 2 0 2 0 3 — 7

Lay, Curry (6), Shirtcliff (7) and Van Arsdall. LP — Lay.

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

2B — Lay. HR — McCauley.

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