The Philomath High School baseball team pounded out twice as many hits as Newport on Monday but the Warriors stranded too many base runners and ended up losing by a count of 7-5. The Cubs, playing on their home field, came up big in the fifth inning by scoring four runs to take the lead and then held on the rest of the way.
The Warriors took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a one-run double by Alek Russell and a one-run single by Chase Beardsley. Newport tied the score in the bottom half with base runners coming in on a passed ball and sacrifice fly.
The game remained 2-2 until the fourth when Philomath regained the lead. David Griffith singled to center to drive in both Logan Carter and Cameron Ordway. But then came the Newport fifth.
Newport loaded the bases on a Philomath error, walk and hit by pitch. With one out, the Cubs tied the game 4-4 on a two-run single by Marcus Everitt. Tyler Quillian followed with a two-run triple to give Newport the two-run lead.
Carter opened the top of the sixth with a solo home run to right field to cut the deficit to 6-5. Newport went up by two again in the bottom half, however, on a solo shot by Jon Fritz.
In the seventh, Philomath’s Jake Williams reached on an error and Blake Niemann hit into a fielder’s choice with Williams out and Niemann ending up at third. Carter then worked a two-out walk. Carter attempted to steal second to get both base runners in scoring position but he was thrown out to end the game.
Philomath (7-6) had 12 hits to Newport’s six. Ordway, Griffith, Beardsley and Carter each had two hits. On the mound, Skylar Brolin threw all six innings and allowed six hits and two walks with nine strikeouts.
Fritz and Everitt each had two hits for the Cubs (6-4).
The two teams are scheduled to play again on Wednesday in Philomath.
Newport 7, Philomath 5
Monday, May 10 at Newport HS
|DP: None. LOB: Newport 4, Philomath 9. 2B: Russell, Hernandez, Ordway, Everett, Fritz. 3B: Quillian. HR: Carter, Fritz.|
Note: The JV team was scheduled to play; a result was not immediately available.