Huskies split four games in summer baseball action last week

Sweet Home 4, Salem Academy 3

Game one of doubleheader

The summer Huskies high school baseball team defeated Salem Academy 4-3 in the first game of a doubleheader at home on June 16.

“This was a good game,” Coach Dan Tow said. “We won it with a lead-off single by (Adam) Matuszak in the sixth.

“He was bunted over by Greg Sipe, and then Chaz Davis perfectly executed a suicide squeeze to bring in Adam for the go-ahead run.

“Then we closed the door on them in the seventh after they got their first two runners on base.

“It was a fun game and well-played by both teams.”

Kyle Pettit was the winning pitcher and pitched all seven innings. Johnson was losing pitcher.

At bat, Matuszak went 2-4. Jake McCollum went 2-3 with a double. Davis and Brad Valloni each went 1-3.

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Salem Academy 4, Sweet Home 0

Game two of doubleheader

The Huskies lost the second game 4-0.

“They came back and got us in this one,” Tow said. “We gave them a few unearned runs, but their pitcher deserves some credit. He pitched well, and we couldn’t manage any runs in this one.

“Defensively, we had a few new faces out there, and we made some mistakes that allowed them to score some runs.

“Greg Sipe really pitched a good game.”

Sipe had eight strikeouts, three walks and gave up only four hits. The defense turned two double plays.

At bat, Wallace went 2-2. Matuszak and Davis each went 1-3.

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Sweet Home 12, Stayton 11

The Huskies gave up four runs in the final inning, letting Stayton get within one run, before closing down the game and winning 12-11.

The Huskies hosted Stayton on June 14.

“We played sloppy defensively, and our pitching wasn’t as sharp as it’s been,” Tow said. “But we hit the ball well, scoring runs in every inning butone.

“I’m pleased to see ourbats coming around. We really want to see people swining aggressively in the summer, and we did that pretty well tonight.”

Adam Hummer was starting pitcher. Robby Wallace pitched and relief and earned credit for the win.

At bat, Davis went 3-4 with a double. Pettit went 2-3 with a homerun. Wallace went 2-4 with a double. Brian Palkki went 2-2.

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Regis 4, Sweet Home 2

Regis edged out the Huskies 4-2 in Sweet Home on June 12.

“Kyle Pettit, Adam Hummer and Greg Sipe combined for a one-hitter and 10 strikeouts,” Tow said. “Unfortunately, errors (five of them) cost us some runs, and we lost the game.

“But it’s nice to see our pitchers doing such a good job. When we pitch that well, we need to generate a little more offense and win ball games.

“All four of their runs were unearned. In fact, their only hit was the first batter of the game.

“In four games, so far, our pitchers have 45 strikeouts.”

Pettit was starting pitcher and losing pitcher. Hummer and Sipe pitched in relief. Joyce was winning pitcher.

At bat, Hummer went 2-4 with a double. Sipe went 1-2. Skyler Bascom went 1-3.

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