By Jeremy McDonald
Down 7-1 with their final three outs in the seventh inning, Amity answers with six unanswered to tie the game at seven with Blanchet Catholic in the final game of the three-game series.
The Warriors had won Game 1 7-0 following a complete-game effort by Gabby Rolston, who had come in during the sixth in the circle and helped force extras that included a double play to end the eighth inning.
“It was rough at the beginning and we were able to flip the switch. Our bats woke up, they were asleep during the little break (in-between games) and it took a few innings for us to wake up. When we did, we came back and tied it up for a couple of innings,” Rolston said.
It took until the Ninth inning until there was a winner was decided when the Cavaliers Olivia Banning scored on a pass ball for the 8-7 win.
“It was pretty nice because we thought we were going ot have the lead, then we lost it. But we came back, so it’s a big relief to get that win,” Banning said
In Baseball, Byron Bishop threw a five-inning, six-strikeout no-hitter as Regis defeated Lowell 12-2 to remain in second-place in the Central Valley Conference. The squad travels to play East Linn Christian Monday.
“It was a awesome feeling. I didn’t know I threw no hitter till someone after the game told me. So, it was a great feeling. This win was a way better feeling knowing that we came out with a W this time and that we cleaned up a lot of our mistakes. And we needed this win tonight to hold our 2nd place in league so hopefully this momentum will transfer over to Monday’s game,” said Bishop.
“I think it will have an affect but won’t be critical. I think with the bad taste in our mouth from the last time we played them in a heart-breaking loss and with the win tonight, we’ll have a lot of motivation going out on the field Monday
Other Scores around Salem:
Rowan Thompson struck out five in South Salem’s 8-5 defeat to Corvallis. Thompson and Bella Fleener each had two hits for the Saxons. Holland Jensen struck out five for the Spartans.
McNary 18, Silverton 2
Dayton Sweeps Scio 15-5, 14-4.
Alexa Rutledge drove in 5RBis in Gervais 10-9 win over Central Linn
St. Paul’s Gracie Koch went 1-for-3 and struck out three in the Buckaroos tough 13-0 defeat to Colton
The Jefferson softball team held a 6-5 lead over Santiam going into the fourth before the Wolverines rallied for a 13-8 win for their fifth win of the season.
Western Christian 14, Regis 1
Ben Nagel and Crosby Albee collected three hits in West Salem’s 10-0 win over Crescent Valley. Kyle Kronenberg struck out six in six innings
Eben Mayer drove in 4RBI’s on 4-for-5 hitting in McNary’s 10-9 win against Silverton. The Celtics scored four in the top half of the seventh to aid in the win.
Broderick Stanaway struck out five in five-and-two-third innings in Sprague’s tough 4-0 defeat to Lebanon on the road. Chris Rogers, Brandon Stinnett and Carsen Vankempen collected a hit for the Olympians.
McMinnville defeats Liberty 10-0 in five innings, scoring ten runs over three innings and saw Parker Guinn pitch a gem for the Grizzlies.
Dayton Sweeps Scio 14-4, 8-4
Brandon Aird and Alec Prevett each drove in 5RBI’s for Amity, who defeated Blanchet 12-7 and tied 6-6 Friday in Amity. Hunter Archer, Spencer Kowalski and Luke Holland each drove in 3RBI’s for the Cavs.
Yamhill-Carlton sweeps their doubleheader with Horizon Christian 12-2 and 19-2 as the Tigers improve to 7-2 on the year.
Isaiah Sullivan struck out eight in a one-hitter performance in Salem Academy’s 15-0 victory over Sheridan. Sullivan also drove in 3RBIs for the Crusaders and Gavin Anderson struck out four in three innings for the Spartans.
Jefferson’s Caleb Rodriguez struck out six in three innings while adding a solo shot in the Lions tough 10-4 defeat to Monroe.