Mason Stearns has a team-high .379 batting average so far this season. (File photo by Andy Cripe/Philomath News)

Cascade High’s baseball team rallied from a four-run deficit in the fifth inning to upend Philomath, 10-7, Thursday in an Oregon West Conference baseball matchup.

The Cougars won both of their games at home over the Warriors to take the season series.

Philomath (9-7 overall, 4-4 Oregon West) has struggled to find consistency in league play this season and has lost three of its last four. The Warriors will try to get back in the win column next week with a three-game set against rival Newport.

Philomath held the lead through the first 5-1/2 innings. The Warriors went up 3-0 in the second on a two-run double by David Griffith and a one-run single by Mason Stearns.

After Cascade scored a couple in the third, Philomath countered in the fourth with two runs. Griffith walked, moved up on a single to left by Logan Matthews and a bunt single by Mason Stearns, and scored when Caleb Babcock reached on an error. Matthews later scored on a sacrifice bunt by Grant Niemann.

The Warriors took a 7-3 lead in the fifth. Kash Lindsey walked and later scored on a passed ball. Then Matthews hit a double to center to plate Brayden Shenk, who came in as a courtesy runner.

Cascade pulled it out in the end, however. After cutting Philomath’s lead to 7-5 in the fifth, the Cougars put up five in the sixth. Cascade took the lead on a two-run double by Teagen Allen.

Matthews and Stearns each had two hits for the Warriors. Griffith started at pitcher and went five innings with Babcock throwing the sixth.

Jaimen Whelden led Cascade (4-13, 2-7) at the plate with a 3-for-4 effort. Slade Hudson started for the Cougars and Justin Amende picked up the win in relief over the final 1-2/3 innings.

The Warriors and Cubs will open their series at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Terry Stephenson Field.