EASTERN OREGON TRIP (DAY 2) – The first day of play at the Pendleton/Hermiston Invitational was a bit of a mixed bag for the Roseburg Indians. The team came from behind to win their first game, but never seemed to have a chance in their second.
A slew of new arms took the mound for Roseburg, starting with Mike Morin in the team’s first of two games. Morin was touched up for two runs in the first three innings against Reynolds, but settled down to hold the Raiders hitless for the final four. The strong finished kept Roseburg within striking distance and they took the lead in the sixth inning. The Indians finished on top 3-2 to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Josh Graham and Connor Newell lead the team offensively with two hits and an RBI apiece, but offensive production lacked in the rest of the roster and those issues followed the team into the second game against Sunset.
Roseburg managed only three hits against Sunset’s Zane Bambusch, who pitched seven innings and saw only one, unearned run cross home. As for the Indians pitching staff, three new faces toed the rubber. Brady Haskett gave up five runs as the starter, including two home runs. In relief Cody Walker saw another four runs come in to tally a final score of 9-1. Brady Fuller was on the mound to induce the final out of the visitor’s half of the seventh inning on a ground ball to second base.
Roseburg will play another double-header tomorrow at Bob White Field in Pendleton. Canby and host Pendleton will finish out the Indians time in the tournament. The first game starts at 1:30 P.M. with a 1:15 P.M. pregame on Fox Sports Radio 1490 The Score.