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EAGLE POINT — Brandon Wilson tossed a gem in the opener but Eagle Point faltered in the nightcap of a nonconference baseball doubleheader split with Douglas.
The Eagles took the first game 3-1 then dropped a 7-5 decision at The Yard Friday.
Wilson (3-0) struck out eight and walked none in needing just 73 pitches to throw a three-hit complete game.
"(Wilson) was dominating," said Eagle Point coach Adam Randall. "He's a strike-thrower and had command of three pitches."
The Eagles (4-2) took a 1-0 lead in the fourth when Bubba Skogseth opened with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and scored on Wilson's RBI single.
In the fifth, Jesse Sattler doubled and scored on a single by James Dixon. Eric Radcliffe replaced Dixon as a pinch runner and moved to third on a stolen base and passed ball. Radcliffe ended up scoring on a first-and-third rundown play.
Justin Hughes and Skogseth collected two hits apiece for the Eagles.
In Game 2, the Eagles committed three errors, hit four batters and stranded seven runners
"We gave up seven free bases and that makes it pretty impossible to win in that situation," said Randall.
Andrew Hangaard had two hits and one RBI, Dixon rapped a single and double and Lucas Morris added a two-run double for Eagle Point.
"We took some great swings and had some good at bats," Randall said. "Unfortunately we lined out a lot with guys in scoring position."
Douglas 000 001 0 — 1 3 2
Eagle Point 000 120 x — 3 6 1
Stewart, Koone (5) and Lott; Wilson and Hangaard. W — Wilson (3-0). L — Stewart. 2B — EP: Skogseth, Hughes, Sattler.
Douglas 231 100 0 — 7 5 1
Eagle Point 023 000 0 — 5 10 3
Griffin, Digby (6) and Box; Brammer, Morris (3), Skogseth (4) and Hangaard. W — Griffin. L — Brammer (0-1). 2B — D: Laven, Perle; EP: Dixon, Hangaard, Morris.
ETNA, Calif., 9-16, ROGUE RIVER 0-0 — At Rogue River, Rogue River committed nine errors and only collected three hits in the doubleheader loss.
In the opener, Paul Munson pitched a two-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts for Etna.
Rogue River starter Dylan Devish (0-2) allowed one earned run on four hits and struck out seven in five innings.
The Chieftains' (1-4) hits came from Garrett Carpenter in the first and Devish in the fourth.
Devish collected Rogue River's only hit in the nightcap on a one-out single in the fourth.
Etna 001 203 3 — 9 9 1
Rogue River 000 000 0 — 0 2 4
Munson and Stone; Devish, Sakraida (6) and Harris, Devish (6). W — Munson. L — Devish (0-2). 2B — E: Reynolds. 3B — E: Stone, Hogan.
Etna 340 63 — 16 13 0
Rogue River 000 00 — 0 1 5
Berry, Hausauer (5) and Fleener; Carpenter, Harris (2), Ritchie (5) and Devish. W — Berry. L — Carpenter (1-1). HR — E: Reynolds.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 10, SHERIDAN 0, 5 inn. — Daniel Scottow pitched effectively and Cascade Christian used one big inning to finish the game after 41/2 innings.
Scottow (2-0) struck out eight, walked one and gave up two hits in four innings.
The Challengers (4-2) sent 14 batters to the plate in the second inning and combined for six walks, two hits and two errors to score eight runs. Jordan Ragan's two-run double highlighted the outburst.
Tyler West smacked an RBI triple in the fourth
Sheridan 000 00 — 0 2 3
Cascade Christian 080 2x — 10 4 0
Hortel and Edwards; Scottow, Ferguson (5) and Clark. W — Scottow (2-0). L — Ferguson. 2B — CC: Ragan. 3B — CC: West.