The Bruins took on the South Umpqua Lancers Tuesday for the first of three games, taking a wide 13-3 win after a huge first inning.
“We’re doing ok. We came out ready to go and swung the bats very well in the first inning,” said Bruins head coach Keith Wallen. “Roman didn’t quite have his best stuff today, but we battled and we’re expecting a dogfight here on Friday.”
The first inning saw the Bruins run away with a huge 11 unopposed runs. The Lancers mounted a decent counterattack with three runs in the second inning, but a single run from the Bruins only showed how wide the gap already was at 12-3.
Neither team scored in the third inning, leading to the Bruins scoring the last run of the game in the fourth. The Lancers weren’t able to make anything happen by the fifth inning and the game was called due to the 10-run difference of 13-3.
Roman Worthey pitched the first four innings and racked up 15 first-pitch strikes, as well as four strikeouts. Jason Vanginderen wrapped up the remaining inning as the Bruins pitcher.
Payton Armantrout was the top hitter for the Bruins with three, while Jacub McCollum had the most QABs at three. Vanginderen had the most RBIs at three.
The Bruins play again this Friday when they travel to South Umpqua to play a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m.
“We’ve gotta be ready to go,” Wallin said. “We never expect games to go the way this one did and despite all this, the other team hit the balls really well today and came out ready to swing the bats.”