Husky baseball

Cascade defeated the Husky baseball team 6-1 on the road Thursday.

“Their kid pitched a good game,” Coach Dan Tow said. “We couldn’t seem to come up with many hits against him. I thought (Randy) Wunker pitched a decent game. We just didn’t come up with much run support. Cascade played a good ball game.”

Wunker struck out three batters and walked one batter.

At bats, Andy Ellis went 1-2 with a double and one run. Sean Hegge, Randy Wunker and Jason Rassbach all hit singles.

Kai Theirren went 3-4 with a triple, home run and four runs batted in for Cascade.

Lebanon defeated the Huskies 5-3 on March 19 at Lebanon.

“We really played a pretty good game,” Coach Tow said. “We had four pitchers throw (Wunker, Scott May, Josh Bondesen and Richard Erevia), and I thought they all did a nice job. Wunker and May particularly pitched well.

“We started off a little slow with the bats, but we got some hits later in the game and looked better at the plate. It was a well-played game by both teams.”

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Junior Varsity

The Huskies defeated Junction City 11-1 at home on Saturday.

“Bryce Beard really carried us today,” Coach Jon Cohrs said. “He was very sharp on the mound, getting ahead of hitters and then making them hit the pitches he wanted them to hit. His curveball was outstanding and he kept everything down. Junction City never really figured him out.

“Our offensive output was also very good. We spread out the hits among nine guys, and everyone hit the ball hard. We were smart on the bases and you can see their confidence at the plate. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get in the second game. We were leading 15-1 in the second inning when the rain caught up to us.”

Beard, 1-0, was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts and no walks. Bishop was the losing pitcher.

At bats, Beard went 2-3; Donny Cliver 2-2, 2B, 2R; Kye Frick, 1-3, 3B, 3RBI. The Huskies had 11 hits and one error. Junction City had two hits and two errors.

The Huskies hold a 3-1 overall record and a 1-0 league record.

The Huskies defeated Cascade 26-8 on March 22 at Cascade.

“We really came alive offensively today,” Coach Cohrs said. “After falling behind 8-3 in the first, we sent 16 hitters to the plate in the next two innings and scored 16 runs. It was nice to see our guys take charge of the game after a slow start. We were aggressive and hit the ball all over the place. The best thing was that everybody contributed.

“Donny Cliver really shut the door when he came in to pitch in the third. He faced the minimum nine batters and we didn’t spend too much time in the field. Hitting is the fun part, and we certainly had a great time today.”

Pitching, winning pitcher Cliver, 1-0, struck out two batters. Brent Smith had three strikeouts and three walks at the mound. Hayes was the losing pitcher. He was relieved in the third by Mafios and the fourth by Melsha.

At bats Chris Phillips went 4-5 2B, 3 RBI; Brent Smith 2-3, 5 RBI; Ken May 2-2 2 3B, 4 RBI; Carey Hintze 3-4 2 RBI; Joe Rosa 3-4, 2 RBI; Donny Cliver 2-3, 3B, 5R. Jordan went 2-3, 3B, for Cascade.

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