By Jeremy McDonald
AURORA, Ore.– The North Marion Huskies baseball team have done it all in the past three days.
Walk-off win Wednesday against Marist. Shutting the door on Stayton Thursday and winning in dominate fashion Friday against a tough Pleasant Hill team.
But hey, it’s all part of the mad scientist plan that long-time North Marion Head Coach Randy Brack has set forth with his program. Play the best early so the tone is set come league and that playoff push in May.
“I think Randall has put together a great preseason for us and I think that’s going to get us ready for league and State, which is great. We’re all thankful for that,” Rex DeAngelis said. “Our coaches stress on us to really push forward.
“I think one of the big things is that when us kids get together, we really have that talk that we’re all tired and beat up. We’re all know each other is tired and beat up, but we just push through these next couple of days…just getting the kids together and making sure everyone is here for an hour-and-a-half, two-hours just focused and going after it really makes a difference.”
The Huskies play 17 innings the past two days entering Friday’s game with the Billies, ten against the Spartans Wednesday, but North Marion came out ready to play.
Pitching was strong behind Dawson Schrenk’s four innings of shutout baseball. North Marion’s defense was on the spot Friday, holding Pleasant Hill to one hit as Deacon Allen came in for relief in the fifth. Carrying the momentum set by Schrenk to close out the five-inning win to close out the week 3-0.
“This game was important for us to win, we got the ‘W’ and now we’re playing for next week,” Schrenk said. “As a team, me and Deacon pitched well, but we had our defense to back us up. It felt pretty good to get the win and have our defense back us up. So, it felt pretty good.”
And just as one tough week ends, another is quickly approaching. Tuesday features Banks before the resistance go up with 6A’s Tualatin and Centennial during Spring Break, all three games are at Bob Brack Stadium in Aurora.
Photos By Jeremy McDonald