ADAIR VILLAGE – An Aaron Bocchi grand slam lifted Oregon Tech to a 12-0 win in seven innings in game 1, but Corban followed with a 10-6 win in game 2 as the two teams split today’s non-conference baseball games.
Following the doubleheader split, Oregon Tech is 5-11 heading into another non-conference twinbill with Corban (6-7). Game 1 begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Santiam Christian High School.
OREGON TECH 12, CORBAN 0
The Owls collected a total of 11 hits and took advantage of four Corban errors - three coming in the first inning - in support of starting pitcher Austin Taylor, who limited the Warriors to four hits in six innings of work to improve his record to 2-2.
Corban’s errors allowed Tech four unearned runs. Among the three hits in the inning were Spencer Reed's opposite-field double to drive in one run, and Colton Minton's fly ball that fell in right-center field for another RBI double.
The Owls added a run in the third on a single by Ethan Schlecht, a Reed double, and a suicide squeeze bunt by Minton, and they put the game away with six runs in the sixth inning. Josh DeVaughn bunted in a run and Tyson Dahl drove in another with a sacrifice fly before Aaron Bocchi hit a grand slam home run over the right field fence.
Oregon Tech's final run came on Minton's solo home run in the seventh inning.
In addition to allowing just the four hits, Taylor struck out two and walked three for Oregon Tech. Kendyll Garvin pitched the final inning.
CORBAN 10, OREGON TECH 6
In game 2, it was the Warriors who got off to a quick start. After Tech went up 1-0, Corban right-hander Daniel Gober was sharp over five innings, allowing the one run on four hits while fanning four and walking three to pick up his first victory of the season.
Trailing 1-0, Corban scored four runs on three hits in the bottom of the first going up 4-1. The Warriors next scored two runs in the third inning. A single run in the sixth, followed by two more in the seventh with the final run came home in the eighth.
Trailing 9-2 entering the ninth inning, Oregon Tech put up four runs, highlighted by Reed's three-run triple to left-center field.
Oregon Tech starting pitcher BJ Wilson allowed six runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings. Reed was 2-for-4 with three RBI with Ethan Schlecht adding a pair of hits and two RBI. Ryan Hayden drove in one run on one hit in the finale.