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Chaffee sweeps Oran

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

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Chaffee's Dustin Johnson slides into third base in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday afternoon as Oran's Bear Hicks waits on the throw. Brent Shipman, Staff
ORAN -- Coming away with the sweep Tuesday afternoon, the visiting Chaffee Red Devils summer team defeated Oran's summer squad in both a varsity and jayvee match-up.

Chaffee put up four runs in the final inning to beat the Eagles varsity team 9-7, while basically the same group of players went on to route Oran's jayvee team 8-1.

"In high school baseball this is a district rival," Chaffee coach Joe Bickings said. "They played us tough in districts and the game before districts.

"We knew it was going to be tough battle coming in and I'm just happy we got the job done with the wins."

In the six-inning varsity contest the Eagles came out of the gate early scoring seven runs in the first three frames to take a 7-4 lead heading in to the fourth.

The Red Devils would cut the deficit to two with a run in the top of the fourth, but stall out the next inning leaving Oran with a 7-5 lead going in to the sixth and final frame.

After a missed fly ball and a walk left two runners on for Chaffee in the sixth, Andrew Dooley brought both runners home with a double down the left field line to make it a tie ball game.

Following a walk to the next batter, Dustin Johnson would bring the eventual winning run home on a ground ball to the second baseman that scored Andrew Dooley from third.

With a passed ball allowing the Red Devils to score an added insurance run Chaffee was left with a two-run lead and only three outs to go.

Relief pitcher Alex Crowe would retire all three Oran batters he faced in the bottom of the seventh to secure the come-from-behind win.

"We didn't play bad, we just got in trouble a couple of times," Bickings said. "The good thing was we were down and we battled back.

"That's what it takes and it shows a lot of character for your team when they battle back back from a couple of runs down. Especially in that last inning right there."

Going 2-for-2, Andrew Terhune led the Red Devils who had six hits on the contest. Both of Terhune's hits were for extra bases as he had a solo home-run to left in the second inning and double in the fourth.

As for Oran the Eagles came away with three hits on the game with Nolan Urhahn, Blake Tenkhoff and Chance Tenkhoff all contributing a single.

"We swung the bats okay today," Oran coach Adam Friga said. "But I think we still need to do a better job of being aggressive at the plate in hitters counts."

Things wouldn't be so close in the second match-up as the Chaffee faced an overall younger Oran team for a five-inning game.

Scoring in all but the first inning the Red Devils easily held the Eagles jayvee to a single run in the third to take the 8-1 win.

Chaffee would do most its damage in the third scoring five runs on three hits and three walk to go up 6-0 at the time.

In the bottom of the inning Dylan Dannenmueller would score Oran's lone run as he safely took home on a wild pitch while at third base.

With most of his kids playing against older and more experienced opposition, Friga hopes the challenge helps his squad in the long run.

"We have a lot of young kids out there and it's summer time," he said. "We want everybody to get better and we're doing that right now so we're getting out of it what we need to."

Varsity

Chaffee040 104 - 9
Oran241 000 - 7

WP -- Alex Crowe. LP -- Adam Schaefer, Multiple hitters -- (C) Andrew Terhune 2-2. 2B -- (C) Terhune, Andrew Dooley; HR -- Terhune.

Jayvee

Chaffee015 11 - 8
Oran001 00 - 1

WP -- Tyler Schlitt. WP -- Dustin Johnson. Multiple hitters -- (C) Cody Payne 2-3. 2B -- (C) Payne 2, Andrew Terhune; HR -- (C) Alex Davie.


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