Oregon Tech Closes Series with Split at Corban
Dylan Rogers recorded two doubles and two homeruns while driving in seven runs to help the Owls to a split with Corban.
KEIZER, Ore. – Corban recorded 17 hits to win 13-5 in game 1, while Oregon Tech held off a Corban comeback bid in the nightcap, winning 11-6 to salvage a split in NAIA West action.
Oregon Tech closes out the series with a 12-16 overall mark and is currently 6-6 in NAIA West action. The Owls host La Sierra in a pair of non-conference games beginning at noon at Harry & David Field in Medford on Sunday.
Dylan Rogers finished with a double and three RBI in the opening game, while Alex Reynolds added a pair of hits and scored twice in the loss. Kory Locken drove in a run, with pitcher Hayden Wolfe taking the loss in 3.2 innings on the mound.
Trailing 5-0 early, Tech closed to within a run after a four run third inning.
Alex Reynolds started the rally with a single to right field, while Dustin Norman singled to left and Matt Miller drew a walk to load the bases. Kory Locken put Tech on the board after a fielder's choice plated Reynolds. With bases loaded Dylan Rogers cleared the bases with a double to left center, as the Owls trailed just 5-4.
It was all Corban to the end, as the Warriors scored five runs in the fourth to take control of the contest. CU would go up 13-4 with a single run in the fifth and two more in the sixth.
Oregon Tech would score there last run in the final inning after Matt Miller drove in Alex Reynolds for the 13-5 margin.
Dylan Rogers opened up game 2 with a three-run homerun to put the Owls up 3-0, while an Alex Reynolds sacrifice fly in inning two made it a 4-0 ball game.
Corban answered with a single run in the third inning, but Reynolds would drive in his second run of the game on a fielder’s choice and make it a 5-2 game. In the fifth inning Tech went up 6-2 after Rogers hit a solo homerun, his second of the game, and the Owls would move out to an 8-2 advantage when Brad Walters singled with two outs in the sixth inning to plate Ryan Hayden and Kevin Shulemson.
Corban made it an 8-3 game with a single run in the bottom half of the sixth, and after the Owls added a single run in the seventh inning, via a Matt Miller sacrifice fly, the Warriors closed the gap to 9-6 after a three-run seventh inning.
Tech would add a pair of insurance runs in the eighth inning. Ryan Hayden singled, followed by a double from Rogers. Back-to-back walks later in the inning would give Tech an 11-6 cushion, while Codey Barrett kept the Warrior bats quiet in the final two innings to secure the victory.
Dylan Rogers finished 3-for-5 at the plate with two homeruns and a double, while scoring three times and driving in four. Brad Walter added two hits and two RBI, with Alex Reynolds driving in two. Zack Earle moved to 4-2 overall allowing eight hits over 6.2 innings and four earned runs. Earle struck out four Warriors, while adding a double and RBI at the plate.
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