Summit baseball tops South Eugene

staff report / The Bulletin /


Published Mar 20, 2013 at 05:00AM / Updated Nov 19, 2013 at 12:31AM

D.J. Wilson gave up one run in four innings and knocked in a crucial RBI in the third to lead Summit to a rain-shortened 7-4 nonconference baseball win over Class 6A South Eugene on Tuesday.

The game at Summit High was halted in the sixth inning because of weather, but the Storm (2-1) had already gone on a scoring barrage, plating a run in all five innings.

Wilson had run into trouble in the first inning when the Axemen put two runners in scoring position with nobody out. But Wilson pitched out of the jam without surrendering a run, and Josh Cherry scored on an error in the bottom half of the inning for a tone-setting 1-0 lead.

“It was important for us to score first,” said Summit coach C.J. Colt.

The Storm broke open the game with two runs in the third, highlighted by Cherry’s double that scored Dillon Randall.

“Getting those two runs put us ahead and gave us a lot of confidence,” Colt said.

Also on Tuesday:

SOFTBALL

South Eugene 12, Summit 2: The Axemen held the Storm to just two hits before ending the game after six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule. Jacqueline Manley went the distance in the circle and took the loss for the Storm, who are now 0-3 on the season. Manley had an RBI double in the first inning and Aubrey Clemans contributed an RBI single in the third for Summit. South Eugene scored five runs in the first inning and four in the second and never looked back in the nonleague contest.

BASEBALL

Mountain View 11, West Linn 0: WEST LINN — Ryan Olson earned the win pitching on short rest, throwing 3 2/3 strong innings for the Cougars, who ended the game after five innings. “He got ahead in the count and threw his curveball for strikes,” Mountain View coach Dave McKae said. With the win, the Cougars improved to 1-2 on the season.

Panthers drop two in Medford: MEDFORD — Redmond nearly came back from a 13-3 hole in the first game by scoring 14 runs in the final three innings, but South Medford edged out the visiting Panthers 18-17 in the opener of the nonleague doubleheader before rolling past the Panthers 10-1 in the late contest. J.D. Abbas went five for nine on the day, including a triple, and knocked in four runs and scored four runs. Cam Peters scored a run but reached base eight times with three hits and five walks. Redmond is now 2-3 on the season.

Henley 14, Sisters 2: SISTERS — Not much went right for the Outlaws as Sisters recorded just two hits and committed nine errors in its nonleague game against the Hornets. Henley scored six runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed, ending the contest after five innings because of the 10-run rule. Justin Harrer hit a two-run home run to lead the Outlaws (2-1).

Sherman County 3, Culver 2: MORO — Five day after defeating the Huskies 10-3 in Culver, the Bulldogs lost to Sherman on the road in another nonleague game. Culver is now 2-2 on the season.

GIRLS TENNIS

Madras 5, Crook County 3: MADRAS — The Cowgirls won the No. 1 and No. 2 matches in singles and the No. 1 match in doubles, but three forfeited matches helped the White Buffaloes topple Crook County. Madras’ Mercedes Lawrence and the doubles team of Itzel Romero and Sophie Gemelas won their matches for Madras.

Ridgeview 8, Sisters 0: SISTERS — Caitlin Carr won her No. 1 singles match 6-0, 6-1, to help propel the Ravens to the nonleague victory. Ridgeview did not drop a set in its road win against Sisters. The Ravens are now 3-0 in dual matches this spring.

BOYS TENNIS

Madras 8, Crook County 0: PRINEVILLE — Alexsis Penaloza and Jordan Gemelas won their No. 1 and No. 2 singles matches as the White Buffaloes cruised past the host Cowboys.

Sisters 6, Ridgeview 2: REDMOND — Paul Fullhart, Devon Calvin and Evan Rickards all won their singles matches, and the doubles teams won three of four matches to lead the Outlaws past the Ravens. Chase Bennett earned Ridgeview’s lone singles victory.