J. City: 237 08 — 20 17 0
Siuslaw: 001 02 — 3 3 8
J. City: 030 201 0 — 6 9 0
Siuslaw: 000 000 0 — 0 5 2
April 17, 2019 — Though the visiting Tigers of Junction City outscored Siuslaw 26-3 during Friday’s doubleheader at at Siuslaw High School, there were a lot of shining moments for the young Vikings line-up, particularly in the nightcap.
“Defensively, we played much better and fared a little better in the hitting department,” said Siuslaw coach Tom Shinn.
The Tigers, ranked No. 5 in the 4A division, improved to 2-1 (8-3) after Friday’s doubleheader while Siuslaw went to 0-3 in league and 1-9 overall.
“Junction City hit the ball very well in our first game, but only 11 of Junction City’s 20 runs were earned,” said Shinn. “That’s been a struggle for us — not letting errors compound on top f each other so that we can get out of innings.”
At the plate, Siuslaw was held to just four hits in six innings in game two, with seven betters striking out.
The Viks were able to get two runners aboard in the seventh inning, but relief pitcher Trevor Trout was able to strike out the side and leave the Viks scoreless in the inning.
“When we get runners into scoring position with less than two outs, we need to come away with runs.” said Shinn.
Junior Caleb Hennessee started on the mound for Siuslaw in game two, where he threw into the fifth inning before handing it over to sophomore Dalton Stinger in relief.
“I was pleased with Caleb’s pitching,” Shinn said. “Of the five runs scored against him, only two were earned.”
Yesterday, Siuslaw hosted Cottage Grove for a Sky-Em League match-up (after press deadlines.)
Friday, Siuslaw will play a doubleheader at Elmira, weather permitting, beginning at 3 p.m.