By Jeremy McDonald
AURORA, Ore.—The Marion Berries settled in and were ready to play against Estacada Thursday evening.
The American Legion Single-A squad that features players from the North Marion High School baseball program had a rocky start to the game with two errors and allowed an early run in their 19-1 victory on this evening.
The third-inning Rangers run cut the Berries then 4-0 lead to 4-1 as Marion was coming off three hard games against the Eugene Challengers and the Sockeyes of Beaverton.
“We made a couple of errors in the beginning and then we picked it up. We knew how to do our job and do it well, that’s how we pulled it out at the end,” Dawson Schrenk said.
Schrenk, who also contributed 2RBI’s at the plate, pitched the first three innings of the game, striking out two before handing off to Colin Elliot over the final two innings. Elliot turned a 3-up, 3-down inning in his first inning of work as he picked up where Schrenk left off.
Going to the bottom of the third inning, that’s when the Berries took over. Scoring ten runs in the inning and adding five more in the sixth. Hunter Hansen and Rex DeAngelis each had 2RBI hits in the ten-run inning as they’ll have a quick turn-around Friday when they host Gladstone Friday and Lakeridge Saturday.
“Our coaches always have said, we just flush it and come out tomorrow like it’s a new day. Just start out from the beginning and get out after them,” DeAngelis said. “It was pretty rough the past (two) days, anybody that watch could tell.
“We didn’t play our game like the way we can play it, (Eugene and Sockeyes) are the teams you can’t make those kinds of errors. But it helped us and came back to get ready for these guys.”
Both games to close out the week start at 6pm at Bob Brack Field at North Marion High School.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald