The ninth-ranked Newport High School baseball team used a week-and-a-half break between games to recover from some of the bumps and bruises that come during a 22-game regular season schedule, and danced between raindrops Monday afternoon at Frank V. Wade Memorial Park in Newport to the tune of a 4A-3 Oregon West Conference doubleheader sweep of Sisters.
After seeing a comfortable lead nearly slip from their grasp in a 6-4 victory in the opener, the Cubs put their paws on the gas pedal in busting out a 12-4 win in a nightcap halted after 4 1-2 innings due to the 10-run margin rule.
The wins, Newport’s second and third straight following a 1-3 slump between March 28 and April 6, pushed the Cubs’ record to 3-2 in league contests and 10-3 overall. They were scheduled Wednesday to visit Sisters before returning Monday to Frank V. Wade for a conference home game against Cascade.
Junior Markus Everitt toted the big bat for Newport, smacking a double and collecting three RBIs in the first game in a 2-for-3 effort before adding a single and two RBIs in the second game.
In the first contest, senior Kaden Bruns allowed an earned run on four hits and four walks in his six-inning start. Bruns struck out six in his 107-pitch outing, and left with a 6-1 lead. The Outlaws struck for three runs in the top of the seventh before Landon Scott grounded out to end it.
The Cubs amassed 10 hits in the opener, including a two-single outing from freshman shortstop Ethan Bruns and a double off the bat of sophomore Braxton Blaser.
Newport exploded for 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning in the second game, highlighted by RBI singles off the bats of Austin Loomis, Jon Fritz and Ethan Bruns.
Ethan Bruns drove in a pair, and Braxling and Miguel Torres had an RBI apiece for the Cubs.
Junior Caleb Malloy threw the first three frames on the mound for Newport, surrendering an earned run on three hits and seven walks while fanning a pair. Blaser was tagged for two unearned runs in pitching the fourth, and Torres threw a perfect fifth with a strikeout to finish it off.
SHS 000 100 3 — 4 4 0
NHS 204 000 x — 6 10 1
Austin Dean, Landon Scott (6) and catcher unavailable. Kaden Bruns, Carson Braxling (7) and Jon Wiese. W — Bruns. L — Dean.
SISTERS — Dean 0-1. Brody Duey 0-3, Patrick Silva 1-4, Brody Fischer 0-3, Scott 1-4, Hudson Symonds 0-2, Reece Larrabee 0-2, Jamen Schwartz 1-2, Diego Silva 1-2, Ben Cooper 0-0, Griffen Gardner 0-0.
NEWPORT — Bruns 1-1, Austin Loomis 1-2, Jon Fritz 0-2, Markus Everitt 2-3, Ethan Bruns 2-3, Wiese 0-4, Caleb Malloy 1-4, Braxton Blaser 2-3, Braxling 1-3,
2B — D. Silva, Blaser, Everitt. RBIs — Dean, Fischer, Scott, Everitt 3, Malloy.
SHS 011 20 — 4 4 2
NHS (11)10 0x — 12 5 3
Landon Scott, Brody Fischer and catcher unavailable. Caleb Malloy, Braxton Blaser (4), Miguel Torres (5) and Kaden Bruns. W — Malloy. L — Scott.
SISTERS — Austin Dean 1-3, Brody Duey 0-2, Patrick Silva 0-3, Fischer 0-1, Scott 0-3, Hudson Symonds 0-2, Reece Larrabee 2-3, Noah Pittman 0-1, Jamen Schwartz 1-3.
NEWPORT — Bruns 1-1, Torres 0-1, Jon Fritz 1-2, Markus Everitt 1-2, Ethan Bruns 1-2, Malloy 0-1, Blaser 0-1, Carson Braxling 2-2, Tyler Mattson 0-1, Austin Loomis 1-2, Lucas Paranto 0-1.
RBIs — Scott, Larrabee, Pittman, Schwartz, Torres, Fritz, Everitt 2, E. Bruns 2, Braxling, Loomis.
- In 2A/1A-SD 5 action Tuesday, Reedsport handed Toledo a 12-7 setback at Toledo Elementary. The Boomers (3-3, 4-6) are scheduled at 4:30 p.m. today (Friday) to host Siletz Valley/Eddyville Charter (1-3, 1-3) at Toledo Elementary.
- Conditions on Tuesday forced the postponement of Waldport’s scheduled game at Myrtle Point/Pacific as well as the Siletz Valley/Eddyville Charter game at Bandon. Waldport (1-4, 4-6) is scheduled at 4:30 p.m. Friday to host Reedsport.