To keep busy during spring break, the Bruins traveled to North Valley High School on Wednesday to compete in the Hidden Valley Tourney. They went 2-1 overall after playing three games.
First up, the Bruins faced the St. Mary’s Crusaders, one of their new league opponents for this year of the Bruins moved down from 4A to 3A. The Bruins took an early lead in the first inning with four uncontested runs. They kept a steady pace and scored up to 13-2 before the game was called after the sixth inning.
Banks was a rougher matchup for the Bruins. Banks scored first and kept the Bruins off the board until the fourth inning where the Bruins scored a single run to Banks three. The Bruins managed another run in the fifth, but Banks kept the momentum and wrapped things up with two runs in the seventh inning to end at 6-2 in Banks favor.
The game against Mazama was close, with Mazama scoring first in the fifth inning before the Bruins hopped ahead in the sixth. Neither team managed to break away in the seventh, leading to a close 2-1 victory for the Bruins to wrap up the tournament.
The Bruins are now 7-1 overall this year with their single loss coming from Banks at the tournament.
The team will play their final scheduled non-league game against North Valley on Friday with a doubleheader at home starting at 3 p.m. After that, they begin league play the following Tuesday against Douglas at home starting at 5 p.m.
The Bruins traveled to Medford to compete in the North Medford Spring Break Invite baseball tournament. They played four games total, going 1-3 overall.
The Bruins played Mazama and South Medford on Monday for 12-3 and 17-6 losses respectively. On Tuesday, the Bruins took on La Pine for a 12-2 win in the morning before wrapping up the tournament against Amity for 21-11 loss.
The Bruins are now 6-6 overall so far this season and were last ranked No. 22 in the OSAA 3A rankings. They’ll face North Valley at home on Friday for a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. and then go on to play Waldport for their last non-league game away on Saturday starting at 2 p.m.
League play begins the following Tuesday with the Bruins traveling to Douglas for a game at 5 p.m.