EASTERN OREGON TRIP (Day 3) – The issues of the previous day’s games seemed to have been righted for the time being. Roseburg, with a slight delay due to the rain, finished out their trip to the Pendleton/Hermiston Invitational with a couple of wins and more offensive production than they’ve had all season.
David Irvine led the team with three hits and four RBI in the first game against Canby, helping left hander Tanner Townsend earn his first win of the year. The Indians won the game 12-2 in six innings, their first mercy rule win of the year.
In the team’s second game of the day against Pendleton, Brady Fuller threw seven strong innings and Josh Graham hit his first home run of the year to give Roseburg a 16-4 win over the Buckaroos. Connor Newell added three hits of his own to propel the Indians to their most runs in a game this year.
Roseburg played had a relatively clean day defensively, committing just one error against Canby. One bad inning against Pendleton raised their total for the day, but the Indians limited the damage to only three runs. The team had to deal with an injury issue to starting shortstop Kody Matthews. Matthews was banged up on a double play in the first inning against Canby and sat out the entire day. Darin Nelson and Cody Watkins split time carrying the load defensively.
The Indians play next in La Grande against the Tigers. Wednesday’s games is scheduled for 1:00 P.M. with a 12:45 P.M. pregame on Fox Sports Radio 1490 The Score.