By Jeremy McDonald
NEWPORT, Ore.– Game 2 of their three-game series with the Mid-Coast Dungies was a step in the right direction Saturday afternoon at Frank Wade Field.
The defense was prototypical Withnell Dodger strong; the offense rallied the bats for 17 hits and 13 runs. Taking the second game in a 13-1, six-inning fashion.
“It’s good because it gives us some confidence. Yesterday we were playing flat baseball, so it was good to come out here today and hit the ball around pretty well. Won the first game of a doubleheader and won the series, but we like to get a sweep and get some momentum going into the last series of the year against the (Post 20) Dirtbags,” said Jack Muth.
Muth pitched all six innings, striking out six and allowing two hits. Salem Academy-grad Brandon Reed hit a solo home run in the top of the third inning with Chris Rogers and TJ Brennerman each having game-high three hits.
Pitching command hurt through the first 108 pitches of the second game however as the Dodgers walked nine batters and allowed Mid-Coast to jump out to a 7-0 lead before scoring four of the game’s final five runs.
Brenneman, Tyler Minney and Eli Lowe each had two hits in game two of Sunday’s doubleheader as the Dodgers return to Salem Monday to play a single-game with the Barbers at 5pm at Willamette University.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald