Tuesday night saw another quality start for a Roseburg pitcher and another win for the Roseburg Indians baseball team. The Indians welcomed the Ashland Grizzlies to Legion Field for a non-league match-up. Mike Morin took the hill for his fourth start of the year and limited the Grizzlies to just one run in an 8-4 victory for Roseburg.
The Indians jumped out to a five run lead in the second inning. Kody Matthews drove in the game’s first runs with a triple to the alley in left centerfield that brought in two runs. A walk and two singles behind Matthews in the lineup, brought in the next three runs for the Indians. Roseburg added one run in the third and two in the sixth for their total of eight.
Morin threw five innings allowing just one run on four hits. He walked only one batter and struck out seven, increasing his season total to 22. Brady Fuller came on in relief in the sixth inning. The Grizzlies touched up Fuller for one run in the sixth and two more in the seventh. Fuller finished his night giving up five hits, three runs and striking out two.
The Indians get back to league play with a trip to Medford this Saturday. Roseburg will play two against 3rd place North Medford. The game can be heard on Fox Sports Radio 1490 The Score and online at 541radio.com. Pregame will start for the first game at 11:45 A.M.
Ashland – 000 011 2 – 4 9 2
Roseburg – 051 002 X – 8 7 4
WP – Mike Morin (3-0) 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 7 K
LP – Ethan Schlecht 4.0 IP, 5 H, 6 R, 3 BB, 1 K