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Central Roundup: Baseball Wins Two Of

INDEPENDENCE — Central’s baseball squad won two of three games against Lebanon last week. The Panthers dropped the opening game 6-5 on April 5 before winning 11-1 on April 6 and 2-1 on Friday.

Jackson Holstad hit a pair of home runs, while Luis Amador hit one during the Panthers 10-run victory on April 6. Central racked up 11 hits.

On Friday, pitcher Peter Mendazona earned a complete game win for the Panthers.

Central opened a three-game series against Silverton with a 2-1 victory on Monday.

The Panthers (7-3 overall, 5-2 Mid-Willamette Conference) play at Silverton Wednesday (today) and Friday at 4:30 p.m.

BOYS TENNIS DEFEATS LEBANON: Central’s boys tennis team defeated Lebanon 6-2 on Thursday. Kevin Cable, Anthony Martinez and Adam Rangel earned singles victories for the Panthers, while the doubles pairs of Brice Spreadbury and Hassan Eltelbany, Brian Larson and Nathaniel Miller, and Luis Vera and Clark Gallagher won in doubles play. The Panthers opened the week with a 5-3 loss to Crescent Valley on April 5. Cable, Chris Polanco and Rangel earned singles points against the Raiders. Central played at Silverton Tuesday after press time and hosts Corvallis Thursday at 4 p.m.

GIRLS TENNIS FALLS TO RAIDERS: Central’s girls tennis team fell to Crescent Valley 8-0 on April 5 before defeating Lebanon 5-3 on Thursday. The Panthers all fell in straight-sets to Crescent Valley.

Against Lebanon, Tomoka Naru was the Panthers’ lone winner in singles play.

The doubles pairs of Renee Bruning and Danielle Chance, Andrea Garibay and Julia Hamar, Olivia Teague and Diana Huerte, and Annika Riddle and Katelyn Trevino swept doubles points to clinch the victory.

The Panthers hosted Silverton Tuesday after press time and plays at Corvallis on Thursday.

SOFTBALL GOES 1-2: Central’s softball team went 1-2 last week, falling to Lebanon 12-2 on April 5 and Silverton 7-4 on April 6 before defeating Corvallis 7-1 on Friday. Central (4-4 overall, 3-3 MWC) hosted Woodburn Tuesday after press time. The Panthers play at South Albany Wednesday (today) before hosting Dallas Friday at 4 p.m. Central will play at Crescent Valley on Tuesday and hosts Lebanon on April 20 at 4:30 p.m.

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