Oregon Tech Wins Nightcap, 2-1, Splits With Corban
Brandon Allen picked up his second win on the mound after scattering seven hits and allowing just one run in 7 1/3 innings.
Keizer, Ore. – Oregon Tech saw Corban score six unanswered runs to come back and win the opener 10-7, while Owls pitcher Brandon Allen scattered seven hits in 7.1 innings in a 2-1 win in game 2. Oregon Tech moves to 11-15 overall and stays even in conference play at 5-5.
Trailing 4-0, Oregon Tech scored six runs in the fourth inning, but Corban answered with three in the bottom half and never trailed, as the Owls fell in game 1 by a 10-7 final.
The big inning in the opening game for Tech came after back-to-back singles from Brad Walters and Kevin Shulemson. Alex Reynolds then doubled down the right field line to drive in Tech’s first run. Back-to-back-to back walks led to the next two Tech runs. Dylan Rogers and Earle followed with back-to-back RBI singles before the Warriors got out of the inning on a 5-4-3 double play with the Owls leading 6-4.
Corban then answered with three runs in the bottom half and never trailed. The Warriors then plated two more in the seventh and an insurance run in the eighth inning.
The Owls added a single run in the ninth inning on back-to-back doubles from Earle and Walters, but that would be all, with the game ending by a 10-7 final.
In the opener Zack Earle finished with three hits, while Brad Walters and Kevin Shulemson added two hits each. Kory Locken, Alex Reynolds, Earle and Walter doubled in the loss for Tech. The Tech defense had five miscues, as Aaron Jorgensen pitched 6.1 innings, while striking out four and allowing four earned runs. In the final 1.2 innings Codey Barrett allowed one hit and one earned run.
Locken and Dylan Rogers finished with two hits each in game 2, while Matt Miller, Ryan Hayden and Earle added a hit apiece. Hayden drove in a run for Tech with Locken recording two stolen bases in the win for the Owls.
Brandon Allen moves to 2-2 overall, while Craig Kathol recorded his first save of the season.
Locken was hit by pitch to open the game and stole second. Hayden then singled to right to plate Locken as the Owls moved out to an early 1-0 lead.
The Warriors would strike for a single run in the seventh inning to tie the game. A two out single followed by a double tied the contest at 1-1.
Tech regained the lead in their next at bat and would hold on for the win. Earle got things going with a leadoff single, while Dustin Norman walked. A sacrifice bunt attempt turned into a pop up out. A Warrior throwing error plated Earle before CU got out of the inning trailing just 2-1.
The Warriors would put runners on first and second with one out in their bottom half of the eighth inning before reliever Craig Kathol took the mound. Kathol recorded a fly out to his first batter, while an infield single loaded the bases. Kathol then coaxed a ground out to first base to end the inning and the Warrior threat.
Tech went scoreless in the final inning with the Warriors going down in order, as the Owls would win game 2 and split the doubleheader with a 2-1 win.
The teams close out a four-game series tonight at Volcano Stadium in Keizer beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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