Bruins baseball

After a clean winning with a 10-0 shutout in their first match, the Bruins took two more victories over the Siuslaw Vikings at 18-2 and 13-3 in their double-header rematch last Friday.

The Bruins are now 5-1 in league play at second place in the Far West league, just behind this week’s opponent, the North Bend Bulldogs. The Bruins are 12-4 overall at rank No. 13 in the OSAA 4A rankings.

The first game of the doubleheader opened with the Vikings taking a small 2-1 lead over the Bruins, but from there the Bruins never allowed them another chance to score. The Bruins asserted their dominance in the second with a whopping five runs to outpace the Vikings 6-2.

After an uneventful third, the Bruins scored two runs in both the fourth and fifth innings, taking them into the sixth at 10-2. A single run in the sixth gave way to another huge offensive inning for the Bruins in the seventh, as they scored a huge seven runs to end the game at a wide 18-2.

The second game had the Bruins lead with an even stronger opening as they scored four runs to the Vikings two to end the first inning 4-2. The Bruins shut down the Vikings completely in the second and third while scoring three runs in both innings to take them up to 10-2.

The Bruins cooled down in the fourth with a single run as they went into the fifth at 11-2. They gave up one last run to the Vikings then scored two of their own before the game was finally called before the sixth at 13-3.

The Bruins played their first match against the Bulldogs on Tuesday and will travel to play them again for a double-header Friday starting at 3 p.m. Next week they’ll go up against the South Umpqua Lancers.

Bruins softball

The Bruins went 1-1 in their Friday double-header rematch against the Siuslaw Vikings after narrowly losing their first game earlier in the week at 13-12. The first game of the double-header was a second narrow loss at 15-14, but the Bruins came back in the second for a wide 16-5 victory.

At 4-2 in league play the Bruins currently sit tied for second place with this week’s opponent North Bend. At 5-9 overall, the Bruins are rank No. 35 in the OSAA 4A rankings.

The Bruins traveled to play their first game against North Bend on Tuesday and will host their rematch double-header on Friday starting at 3 p.m.

Bruins golf

The Bruins were greeted with the finest weather they’d had all year on Monday when they travelled to Stone Ridge golf course in Eagle Point for a match play tournament. The Bruins took a win with the boys at 2.5 points and the girls with 1 point.

Bret Darger and Cameron Kime both went even on par in their matches against an Eagle Point and Crater players respectively. Robbie Rowe went all square to tie in his match while Luke Beamen went 2-down with one to play and Zach Walker went 7-down with six to play. Nathaniel Barnhart went 8-up with seven to play.

For the girls, Mia Wever went 8-down with seven to play, while Abby Walker won with 4-up three to play.

The Bruins next tournament has them hosting the Brookings-Harbor High School Invitational Monday at Salmon Run Golf Course.

Panthers baseball

The Panthers took a 5-2 loss against the Toledo Boomers on Friday before heading to Siletz Valley on Saturday to play the warriors and taking a second loss at 13-10.

The losses drop the Bruins into fifth place in 2A/1A Special District 5 at 2-3 for league play, just behind Siletz Valley and ahead of Myrtle Point and Waldport. The Panthers are 6-7 overall at rank No. 37 in the OSAA 2A/1A rankings.

The Panthers played Reedsport on Tuesday and will host the Del Norte Warriors later today for a non-league game starting at 4:30 p.m. On Friday the Panthers will begin their second half of league play by hosting their rematch game against Siletz Valley starting at 4:30 p.m.

Panthers softball

The Panthers have taken a series of close losses in their past three games. On Friday they lost by a narrow 7-6 against the Toledo Boomers before heading to Siletz Valley on Saturday where they took a another loss at 7-5. Monday saw the Panthers wrap up the first half of league play against Reedsport with a 11-9 loss.

At 3-3 so far in league play the Panthers sit in fourth place in the 2A/1A Special District 5. At 6-7 overall the Bruins are currently rank No. 17 in the OSAA 2A/1A rankings.

The Panthers begin the second half of league play this Friday with a rematch against Siletz Valley at 4:30 p.m. The following week they’ll play another game against Bandon and then a non-league game against Illinois Valley.

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