By Jeremy McDonald
DALLAS, Ore.– Base-running and strong pitching helped South Salem Monday afternoon at Dallas High School. With six stolen bases, three from Andy Ruiz, and timely hitting to go with an eight-strikeout performance from Tyler Minney, the Saxons pulled away from the Dragons 7-3 on the road.
“It was really nice because to see my team on the basepath, scoring runs gives me a little bit more confidence. If I make a mistake, it’s ok, I know I got my team to score more runs,” Minney said as South closes out the season Wednesday. “It sucks that it’s ending, but I still want to play as hard as I can so I can remember my last couple of games in High School.”
Dallas’ Chase Brushe struck out six in six innings for the Dragons. Aiden Henrickson drove in the lone RBi for Dallas.
Here’s a round-up of other action from around the area:
West Salem’s Mason Moran scored the go-ahead run in the Titans 3-2 win over Lebanon off an error in the seventh. Brody McMullen had six strikeouts in a complete game effort.
Sprague’s Rory Lampe hit a 2-run home run as the lone score for the Olympians in their 6-2 defeat to West Albany. Simon Mathios struck out seven for the Bulldogs.
Eighth-seeded Stayton falls to the number 1 seeded Hidden Valley Mustangs 6-3. Eagles play Marist Wednesday. Cody Leming struck out six. Ty Borde had 2RBis for the Eagles. Nate Vidlak struck out ten
North Marion Baseball Holds off Marist 3-1 to advance to the 4A State Semis to play Hidden Valley.
West Salem’s Aliyah Wilsey struck out eight in the Titans 5-0 win over Corvallis.
McNary’s Taylor Ebbs hit a solo Home Run and KJ hit a 2-run homer as the Celtics defeated West Albany 9-3. Lacey Vasas struck out eight
Dallas’ Kadence Morrison and Katie Buchholz combined for 12-strikeouts and Emily Cole struck out 10 as the Dragons edge their rival Panthers 3-0.
Maddie Brewster struck out four and went 2-for-3 for 3RBis in Sheridan’s 23-21 win over St. Paul. Emily Rech struck out five with 3RBIs. Payton Saucy hit 2 Triples, driving in 4RBIs and Halsie Hempfling contributed another 3RBIs for the Buckaroos
Photos By Jeremy McDonald