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Outlaws on a winning roll on diamond

The Outlaws continued their winning streak with three more victories last week. They started with a 10-6 win at Cascade on Monday, and at home on Wednesday they defeated Cascade 12-9. They wrapped up their week with an 8-3 win at home against Stayton on Saturday, and honored their eight seniors.

In Monday’s action the Outlaws racked up six runs in the second inning, tacked on two more in the top of the fourth, and two in the top of the fifth to take a 10-0 lead. Cascade scored two in the bottom of the fifth, and added their final four runs in the bottom of the seventh.

A big highlight for the Outlaws were triples by both Patrick Silva and Adam Harper. Patrick’s was a stand-up triple into the left-center gap and Adam hit his into deep left field. Patrick also had a single and recorded an RBI.

Will Grace, Brody Duey, and Easton Moore each had a double in the game and Connor Linn, Adam Harper, Garrett Vohs, Dillon Tucker, Caesar Rodriquez, and Austen Heuberger all singled.

Garrett Vohs pitched six-plus innings before Harper came in as relief. Vohs recorded 11 strikeouts and got the win.

Vohs said, “My fastball really worked well and it seemed like a lot of guys were late on the baseball.”

Silva said, “Our team came out striking first with multiple runs in the first couple of innings. I think this is the key to our success this season. If we continue to put pressure early and keep energy and momentum through the game, then we will be in very good shape.”

On Wednesday, the Outlaws came from behind to notch the victory over Cascade. The Cougars jumped out early with a 3-1 lead at the close of the third, and tacked on four more in the top of the fourth to go up 7-1.

Sisters got their bats going in the bottom of the fourth and scored five runs of their own to close the gap 6-7. The Cougars added a run in the top of the fifth and another in the top of the sixth to extend their lead to 9-6.

Sisters answered in the bottom of the sixth with six runs, snatched the lead from the Cougars, and went up 12-9. The Outlaws held Cascade scoreless in the top of the seventh and secured the win. Sisters scored their 12 runs on 16 hits.

Sophomore Easton Moore had a fabulous game that included a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth. Easton connected with a fastball and sent the ball 375 feet over the left field fence. Moore also had two singles in the contest, each scoring a run for a total of five RBIs for the game.

When asked about his big hit, Moore said, “I couldn’t believe it. It was a bit of a shock.”

Several other players contributed at the plate. Harper had three hits, including a double and an RBI. Vohs had two hits and two RBIs. Hunter Spor also had two hits in the contest. Silva, Linn, and Harper all recorded doubles. Tucker had one hit and two RBIs, and Duey, Grace, and Silva added singles in the Outlaws’ big win.

Spor and Harper shared time on the mound. Spor recorded five strikeouts and earned the win.

Moore commented on the come-from-behind win:

“We got the win because we made plays on defense, and on offense the whole team hit the ball in gaps where no one could make a play on it. Overall, our team played great!”

Saturday’s home victory pushed the Outlaws’ overall record to 8-4, and marked their seventh straight win. Prior to the start of the game seniors Garrett Vohs, Will Grace, Austen Heuberger, Connor Linn, Adam Harper, Caesar Rodriquez, Hunter Spor, and Dillon Tucker were honored.

Croisant said, “This group has overcome a ton these past two years, from having no season last year to now having a shortened senior season. I am very proud of this group and how they competed this season. We finished strong and continued to get better over the course of the season. They were great leaders to the younger guys and left the program in a better position. It was a fun run this season. I wish them the best as they head off to their next adventure.”

The Outlaws were to travel to Summit on Tuesday, May 18, and are trying to schedule a game for Thursday.


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