The Bruins played a doubleheader against Cascade Christian away on Saturday, resulting in a 3-0 loss for the first game and a 12-2 loss for the second, ending 0-3 overall against the Challengers.
The Challengers took the lead in the first inning of the first game with three runs. From there, neither team managed to score a single run up until the things wrapped up in the seventh inning. Gracie Harms managed to grab the single hit of the game for the Bruins in the fifth inning, while also pitching 16 first-pitch strikes and three strikeouts throughout the game.
The second game saw the Challengers take another early lead with two runs, but the Bruins kept right behind with a single run of their own. The second inning was a standoff with neither team scoring, but the third sealed the Bruins fate with a big seven runs by the Challengers to take things to a wide 8-1.
Both teams scored a single run in the fourth inning, but only the Challengers managed to maintain that pace with a single run in the fifth and sixth inning to wrap things up at 12-2.
Harms and Madison Taylor shared the the pitcher’s mound with both making seven first-strike pitches each and harms taking a single strikeout.
These losses put the Bruins at 8-11 overall this season at 2-3 in league play. They are currently ranked No. 19 in the OSAA 3 rankings and third place in their league.
The Bruins played their first game against the South Umpqua Lancers on Tuesday and return to face the Lancers again at home on Friday for a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m.
Bruins track and field
The Bruins track and field team competed at the Bulldog Triplex meet on Friday where they took second place out of six teams at 125 team points for the boys and second place at 79 points for the girls.
Their hosts, the North Bend Bulldogs, took first for the boys at 262 points, while third place went to Marshfield at 28. North Bend also took first for the girls at 238 points, while Marshfield took third at 57.
While only taking second overall, the Bruins still managed several top placements. For the boys, Kaleb Barnes took first in the 1500-meter run at 4:38.48 seconds. The Bruins 100-100-200-400
meter relay team consisting of Aiden Strahm, Toner Neros, Jake Beaman and Christian Steendahl took second at 1:45.93. The 1200-400-800-1600 meter relay team took first
Everest Abblitt, Andrew Enos, Beaman and Barnes took first at 12:17.97.
Derek Bonde took second in the javelin at 159-07, while Josh Smith took second at shot put ay 41-01.50.
Steendahl took first in the high jump at 5-04, while Beaman took second at 5-02.
For the girls, Mickey Fulton took first in the 200 at a new PR of 28.51, while Alonna Nalls came in second at 28.63, also a new PR. Nalls also took first in the 400 at 1:06.19. Chloe McCrae took second in the discus with a new PR of 106-01 and first in the javelin with another PR at 105-02. Fulton also managed to take second in the pole vault at 8-00 feet.
The Bruins travelled to South Umpqua on Tuesday for the Special District 4 Region Meet. They compete again on Saturday when they head to Medford to compete in Medford Distance Carnival at Spielberg Stadium starting at noon.
The Panthers faced the Toledo Boomers on Monday for an 11-0 loss. Currently, the Panthers are 1-7 overall and 1-4 in the league, ranked No. 49 in the OSAA 2A rankings and tied for sixth place in league with Coquille.
The Panthers play today when they host Coquille at 4:20 p.m.
The Panthers were defeated by the Toledo Boomers on Monday at 20-3, taking them to 1-12 overall this season and 0-6 in the league. They are currently ranked No. 48 in the OSAA 2A rankings and sit at eight in the league.
The Panthers play again Friday when they travel to play Myrtle Point at 4 p.m.
An April 20 article regarding the results of the three Bruins softball games against Cascade Christian contained errors. The final scores of the second and third games were 3-0 and 12-2, respectively.
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