By Jeremy McDonald
MEDFORD, Ore.– Sprague-grad Broderick Stanaway walked into a tight-jam with an out and the bases loaded in the Withnell Dodgers’ 5-4 win Friday morning over Siskiyous
Up 5-3 and needing two outs, Stanaway settled in and helped the Dodgers out of the jam with only surrendering a run in the process.
Withnell’s pitching had been solid coming out of their breakfast game against River Park at the US Cellular Fields in South Medford. South Salem-grad Tyler Minney was pitching a solid game leading up to the rough patch inning in the fourth-inning.
Salem Academy-grad Brandon Reed ripped off two triples, driving in 3RBI’s, the Olympians Chris Rogers and Taylor Brenneman each drove in runs as the Dodger offense strung together hits-for-runs when they needed to.
“It was great. The team did great. We all hit well and stuck to the game plan and went to the opposite field and that’s what we did,” Reed said. “Just clean up the basic stuff (for tomorrow). Doing your job until you get a ‘W’.”
Withnell plays Humboldt at 2pm Saturday at Reinhardt Field in Grants Pass.
Sprague’s Quinn Altman took over for Stanaway in the fifth inning, striking out five in three innings to help keep Siskiyous off the board down the stretch.
“I think it was great for us to get those outs in a game like this. We’ve been hitting the ball all weekend, we’ve been playing well,” Altman said. “We came out and hit the ball well, pitched well, played solid defense and that’s all we could ask for.”
Withnell fell to River Park 6-0 in the 8am game.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald