JUNCTION CITY — A 10-run sixth inning for Junction City doomed La Pine as the Hawks opened Sky-Em League baseball play with a 17-7 loss to the Tigers at Junction City High School on Monday.
The game was tied 7-7 before the big inning for the Tigers.
Tucker Allen started on the mound for La Pine and threw 100 pitches before being relieved in the sixth.
“We just ran out of strikes,” said Hawk coach Bryn Card.
Erik Page hit a three-run double in the first inning to give La Pine a 3-0 lead.
The Hawks, who dropped to 1-10 overall with the loss, host Cottage Grove on Wednesday.
In other Monday action:
Junction City 10, La Pine 0: LA PINE — The Hawks dropped their Sky-Em League opener and fell to 6-6 overall after getting one-hit by the Tigers. Junction City scored three runs in the first inning and four in the second en route to the five-inning victory. Keara Parrish took the loss for La Pine. Maddie Fisher posted the Hawks’ lone hit, a single.