By Jeremy McDonald
SALEM, Ore.— Wallace Marine Park entered the Memorial Day Weekend with the first day of the 14U and 16/18 Memorial Day Salem Invitational Saturday, and as the first day came to an end, Central’s Peyton Foreman and Kaitlyn Brian were splitting time at first base for the Bat Company 16-Gold team.
The squad was playing in the 8pm nightcap game against the Frost Elite 18U team and were in a compelling game coming down the stretch. Defense played soundly as Rylee Rehbein and Haley Wadsworth combined for nine strikeouts in the 3-1 BC win.
“We knew coming into that game knowing things were going to get switched up so we all could get playing time. All see different places; all see different pitchers and I think we did a great job adjusting to having a different pitcher and having different people in the infield. It was great all together,” Foreman said.
Brian got on board in the fifth off an error, worked to third through a single and a stolen base before attempting to take home on a bunt.
She wasn’t able to complete the score, but Bat Company did retake the lead that inning before adding to it in the sixth as Wadsworth closed out the game. Pitching three innings of two strikeout ball in relief.
Here’s a round-up of some Salem-area kids and how they did Saturday at Wallace Marine Park:
Jr. Oly’s 14U-Pilgrim- Hannah Houts and Genevieve Osburg each hit home runs in the Oly’s 14-1 win over CV Impact. Houts and Abby Kessler each drove in 3RBI’s.
Oregon Rebels 16U-Hadden– Silverton’s Mila Perez struck out four and was 1-for-2 hitting in the Rebels 12-1 win over the Frost Elite 18B. Cascade’s Hannah Walliman was 1-for-2 with 3RBI’s.
Oregon Blaze 16A- West Salem’s Brooklyn Corliss saw three at-bats in the Blaze’s 9-1 defeat to the NW Vandals 18A-Dippel.
NW Vandals 14A-Oliver- The squad went 2-1 at Wallace Marine Park. Taryan Ramsay drove in 5RBI’s on 6-for-8 hitting.
NW Vandals 18A-Dippel Stayton’s Jade Beaumont was 2-for-5 with 2RBI’s as the Vandals split their two games Saturday 3-7, 9-1.
NW Vandals 16A- South Salem’s Rowan Thompson hit one of two home runs for the Vandals Saturday night in their 14-1 win over the Oregon Thunder 16. McNary’s Brooklyn Jackson and Thompson each drove in 2RBI’s in the win.
Lady Dragons 16U-Morrison- Went 2-1 on the day, defeating Frost Elite 16-Paige 7-3 and Central Oregon Crossfire 7-2
Lady Dragons 14U- Grace Walls and Ava Woods each drove in 4RBI’s as the Dragons split their two games Saturday, falling to the Rip City Rapids 14U 13-0 before bouncing back with a 13-0 win over the CV Impact.