Eastern Oregon Splits Saturday Series With Corban

LA GRANDE, Ore. — Eastern Oregon split games on Saturday with Corban during the first day of their weekend series at Volcanoes Stadium, dropping the first game by a final score of 16-3 before responding with a 3-2 victory in the second.

GAME ONE

The early innings of game one saw Corban setting the tone, with a flurry of runs putting the Warriors ahead early. In the second inning, a sequence of errors and a sacrifice fly from Joshua Miyazawa allowed Corban to take a commanding 3-0 lead. The Warriors added another run in the third, courtesy of Nathaniel Gutierrez’s groundout that allowed Brad Pellkofer to cross home plate. Corban continued their offensive performance in the fourth and fifth innings, scoring six runs in both to establish a 16-0 advantage.

Eastern Oregon attempted to mount a comeback in the later innings, with Brooks Wann and Joey Freitas each notching RBIs in the sixth and seventh frames. However, Corban’s early lead proved insurmountable, hanging on for the 16-3 victory.

Avery Williamson was credited with the Warriors’ victory after allowing just one run through six innings.

Top Performers:

Corban:

  • Brad Pellkofer: 2 for 3, 1 HR, 3 RBI
  • Nathaniel Gutierrez: 3 for 5, 5 RBI
  • Noah Owens: 2 for 4, 2 Runs, 1 RBI

Eastern Oregon:

GAME TWO

Game two remained deadlocked until the fourth inning when Eastern Oregon broke the silence with Trevor Baker’s clutch double to left-center, bringing in Joey Freitas and putting the Mountaineers up 1-0. The Mounties extended their lead in the fifth inning when Youhyeon Choi’s triple to left field drove in Tommy Whiles, advancing the Mountaineers to a 2-0 advantage. Choi then capitalized on a passed ball, adding another run to Eastern Oregon’s tally, putting them ahead 3-0.

Corban responded in the bottom of the fifth, closing the gap after Brady Majewski’s double down the left-field line drove in Fran Gross, followed by Ryan Clay’s double to right field, bringing Majewski home. Despite Corban’s late push, Eastern Oregon’s defense held firm, securing the 3-2 victory.

Will Seslar earned the Mountaineers’ victory after distributing 5 strikeouts in 6.1 innings. Alex Farnsworth was credited with the save after tossing three strikeouts and allowing no runs in the final 2.2 innings.

Top Performers:

Eastern Oregon:

Corban (OR):

  • Brady Majewski: 2 for 3, 1 RBI, 1 Run
  • Ryan Clay: 1 for 4, 1 RBI

The Mounties will return to action tomorrow afternoon when they take on the Warriors starting at 11 a.m.

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