HILLSBORO — Redmond completed its unbeaten run at the Glencoe tournament with a third straight shutout, as the Panthers defeated Century 7-0 in baseball in the championship game at Hillsboro Stadium on Wednesday night.
J.D. Abbas went the distance for Class 5A Redmond (5-4 overall) on the mound, allowing just one hit and striking out 13 batters for Century, a Class 6A team from Hillsboro.
Abbas also led the Panthers at the plate, going two for three with a pair of RBIs. Adam Rainville went two for two with a double. Redmond had 11 hits in the game.
Redmond put the game out of reach in the fifth inning. Already leading 2-0, the Panthers put four runs on the board in the frame, including a two-run double by Chaz Payne.
The victory in the tourney final capped a stellar run for Redmond, which also shut out 4A Astoria on Monday and 6A David Douglas on Tuesday. Redmond won via the 10-run rule in both of those contests. For the three games in the tournament, the Panthers’ pitching staff surrendered no earned runs and just seven hits in 17 innings.
Redmond will try to build on this week’s momentum when it takes on Summit in its Intermountain Conference opener on April 4.
Also on Wednesday:
Madras 10, La Pine 0: MADRAS — Brothers Jack and Robert Fine combined to pitch a five-hit shutout, and the host White Buffaloes won in their opening game of the Madras Invitational. The contest ended via the 10-run rule in the sixth inning, when Cody Shepard scored from second base on a two-out single by freshman Austin Raushenburg. Jack Fine struck out six and walked one over five innings, and Robert Fine struck out two in an inning of hitless relief. Shepard was two for four at the plate, including a two-run double in the Buffs’ four-run third inning, and Devin Ceciliani hit a two-run single to highlight a three-run fourth for Madras. Robert Fine added two hits for the White Buffaloes (6-1), who face Pleasant Hill today at 4 p.m. in the four-team, round-robin tournament. Eric Page was two for three with a double for La Pine (1-7), which takes on Ridgeview in the tourney today at 1 p.m.
Pleasant Hill 7, Ridgeview 3: MADRAS — A fifth-inning rally got Ridgeview back in the game, but the Ravens fell to Pleasant Hill on the first day of the Madras Invitational. Kahl Malott was two for three at the plate with a double that led off the fifth for Ridgeview, which was hitless through the first three innings. Malott would score his team’s first run, and later in the fifth, Sam Walker delivered a two-run single to draw the Ravens within 6-3. Ridgeview faces La Pine today at 1 p.m. on the second day of the four-team, round-robin tournament at Madras High.
Crook County 8, Estacada 4: PRINEVILLE — Joe Saenz belted a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Brandon Alexander added a solo shot in the sixth to lead the host Cowboys to the nonleague win over Estacada. Crook County (2-2) opens play in the Les Schwab Invitational tournament in John Day today at 2:30 p.m.
Bend 7, Green Mountain (Colo.) 2: PHOENIX, Ariz. — The Lava Bears won their second straight game at the Coach Bob National Invitational against a team from Colorado. The Lava Bears (3-3) rallied from a 2-1 deficit with three runs in the third inning. Bend is scheduled to play again at the Arizona tournament this morning against Dakota Ridge (Colo.)