By Jeremy McDonald
STAYTON, Ore.– It was a tough way to end their three-game series with the Mid-Coast Dungies Wednesday evening at Regis.
The Post 58 Crushers had great outings from the Silverton Duo of Robbie Brockamp and Carson Waples, both limiting the bats of the Dungies with great defense. But frustrations were there as opportunities were presented for the Crushers in the third game that they couldn’t capitalize on in the 3-2 defeat to close out the series.
Cascade’s Caleb Boyles and Stayton’s Nick Frith each had two hits, Boyles was responsible for the two runs scored in the fifth inning that had given Post 58 a brief 2-1 lead on Mid-Coast.
“It’s a big loss for us because we’ve lost two series in league so far and to be able to make Playoffs, we’re going to have to win a lot of our next few games. I know that for sure,” Boyles said. “We just got to refocus. We’re not getting hits when runners are in scoring position and that’s our biggest problem.
“We’re getting guys on with one out, no outs. Guys on second and third and we’re not clutching up and not scoring them. That’s our biggest problem right now.”
Boyles points to how great their defense has been playing, Frith echoes that as well, but it’s just a matter of stringing everything together offensively.
With the squad hosting the Hawaii Kalahi 18U for a doubleheader on Friday before hosting the Emerald Challengers Saturday for a twin-bill with the hopes to reset and get some at-bats to get the bats rolling for Corvallis next week.
“Just get the bats going and prepare ourselves,” Frith starts. “Get going where we can get into our series with the warm-up and so when we show up for Corvallis or the Dirtbags, we’re just ready to go and hit the crap out of the ball.”
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