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Playoff hopes high as area teams head into final league games

Bruin infielder Christian Edwards connects on a pitch during Tuesday's 5-3 loss to North Bend.

Several local teams were in action on Monday and Tuesday, with playoff implications on the line.  

BHHS Softball

The Lady Bruins swept a doubleheader against Siuslaw on Monday, winning 7-2 and 7-0 at Suislaw High School. Megan Strain went 4-7 with three runs and Mariahn Seavello collected five hits in the twin bill. 

Hannah Goergen and Courtney Kay were dominant on the mound, allowing a combined six hits and one earned run in 13 innings pitched.

The Lady Bruins (18-5, 12-4) bats stayed hot as they routed the North Bend Bulldogs, 12-1, in five innings on Tuesday.

Catcher Alaura Marrington tallied two hits and two RBIs as BHHS scored 12 runs on 11 hits and were helped by six Bulldog errors. 

Pitcher Jessica Yock picked up the win, allowing just one run on one hit and five strikeouts.

With Douglas losing to South Umpqua on Tuesday, BHHS has a chance for a league title if they sweep a doubleheader at South Umpqua on Friday.

BHHS Baseball

The Bruins (11-9, 7-7) lost a heartbreaker to the North Bend Bulldogs, 5-3 on Tuesday at BHHS. 

North Bend’s Tylan Corder had one of two Bulldog hits on the afternoon, but it was a big one. His two-out grand slam in the fifth inning off Bruin pitcher Justin Murray turned a 3-1 Bruin lead into a 5-3 deficit.

The Bulldogs were out hit by the Bruins 6-2 but managed seven walks, three in North Bend’s five-run fifth inning.

Though the loss is a tough one to swallow for BHHS their playoff hopes are still alive. While details are sketchy, last week’s scheduled doubleheader against Siuslaw was cancelled and deemed a Siuslaw forfeit in a vote by the Far West League athletic directors. 

Siuslaw appealed the forfeit and a hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Wednesday to determine if the appeal will be upheld or if the forfeit will stand. 

If the forfeit is upheld it will be two much needed wins for the Bruins heading into the final two games of the season.  

Gold Beach Softball

The Gold Beach softball team lost both games of a crucial doubleheader to Prospect Charter/Butte Falls on Monday, dropping them to third place in the 2A/1A - SD4 league. 

The loss drops the Panthers record to 12-8, 8-2 in league. More importantly, Gold Beach is now one game behind the Cougars for second place and a full two games behind Bonanza for first place with four games left to play.

Gold Beach Baseball

The Panthers (16-5, 8-0) swept a doubleheader against Prospect Charter/Butte Falls by a score of 11-0 and 14-2 on Monday.

They are deadlocked with Bonanza in a first place tie and will play the Antlers twice on Saturday after games in Bandon on Wednesday and Glide on Friday. 

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