Dirtbags split games over weekend

MONMOUTH - Six runs in the sixth inning put the Dirtbags on top last Friday evening, winning 10-2 against Roseburg.

Blake Arritola started the sixth stanza off by smacking a triple into the outfield, and Logan Graber following up with another three-base hit. Jacob Maiben sliced a double, and Jackson Holstad nabbed a walk on an error from Roseburg.

Derek Maiben led the team to a victory on the mound, allowing four hits, two runs and striking out five in five and two-third innings. Graber and Anthony Zellner helped to close the game in relief.

In the opener on Saturday, the Dirtbags fell behind the Skagit Sox early on in the game and couldn’t recover, falling to a 10-2 loss.

The team’s defense couldn’t keep up with the Sox’ intense offense, giving up 10 runs to the opponent.

At the top of the sixth stanza, Jackson Holstad laced a single on the first pitch at bat and scored one run for the Dirtbags. He was three-for-three at the plate and led the Dirtbags in hits.

Noah Amador took the loss on the mound, allowing five hits and four runs over three innings.

Closing the day out, the Dirtbags came back to the field with a new energy, posting a shutout against the South County Knights, coming away with a 15-0 victory.

Holstad and Eric Kessler worked together on the mound to keep the Knights from scoring. Holstad struck out a Knight in the final inning to close out the contest. Kessler walked zero, struck out six and had five hits over four innings.

Third inning, the team saw 11 runs, powered by RBIs, from Peter Mendazona, Holstad, Tristan Fergus, Graber and Braden Allison. Total, the boys nabbed 13 hits throughout the game, with Mendazona, Allison, Zellner and Fergus all clinching multiple hits.

A late lead in the opener on Sunday gave the Dirtbags what they needed to celebrate another victory, 5-1, against Moundtime.

At the bottom of the fifth, the game was tied, 1-1 until Kaiden Reidhead singled on the first pitch at bat and scored one run for the team. Seventh inning, the boys nabbed three runs, with Holstad leading the running score with a triple RBI.

On the mound, Kaleb Kantola closed the game out, allowing two hits and one run over seven innings, with five strikeouts and zero walks.

Zellner led the Dirtbags in at bats, going three-four-four.

Sunday evening, the Dirtbags took another win against Beaverton, pulling up ahead with a 10-5 score.

Derek Maiben put things in motion during the first inning when he doubled on a 2-1 count. Jacob Maiben and Arritola also collected multiple hits that day.

Jaret Stewart went three innings with four runs on three hits and striking out two. Allison three four innings in relief and sealed 12 outs to take the save for the team.

Monday the boys played against North Marion but no stats were available.

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