Churchill's offense ignites.Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard
Churchill brought its bats back out for the playoffs.
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"We've been waiting for a breakout game like that for a while," senior center fielder Ryan Royster said. "It's nice to start a new chapter of the season on a good note and to bring something to Churchill that has not been there for a while."
The Lancers averaged 11.5 runs per game in the first half of the Midwestern League schedule, but their production dropped to 6.1 runs in the second half. The Lancers had nine days off after winning the league title and bounced back to match their largest run total of the past four weeks.
"I expected Crook County to swing the sticks and they did, but I thought we could outhit them," Churchill coach Erik Hoberg said. "We worked hard the last two weeks to get back on track with our bats. We outhit them and got the runs when we needed to."
Junior catcher Travis Larsen was 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs. Larsen hit a two-out, two-run double to center in the bottom of the first to give the Lancers a 2-1 lead.
"The ball was at my shoulders, but I got the bat on the ball and it felt good," Larsen said.
Larsen had a run-scoring double in the third inning as the Lancers scored three times to take a 6-1 lead. He then opened the fifth inning with a double to left field and later scored on a single by Levi Begin to put the Lancers ahead 8-3.
"Travis came up big for us," Hoberg said. "Those were some timely hits by him. We got some guys swinging well, but we need to get some others back on track."
Royster, Begin, Jack Mehl and Josh Hogan had two hits apiece for the Lancers.
Royster, who was intentionally walked in the first inning, had a single in the fourth inning and then hit a huge home run that bounced off the concession stand Concession stand is the term used to refer to a place where patrons can purchase snacks or food at a cinema, fair, Stadium, or other entertainment venue. Some events or venues contract out the right to sell food to third parties. at the football field to give Churchill a 10-4 lead in the bottom of the sixth. It was the 12th home run of the year for Royster.
"I was surprised when they walked me in the first inning. I thought they might do that the rest of the game and keep me out of it," Royster said. "Then on my fourth at-bat I got a curveball up in the zone and it was a pitch I could hit."
Cory Boosinger earned the victory on the mound by allowing three hits and three earned runs in five innings pitched In baseball, innings pitched (IP) are the number of innings a pitcher has completed, measured by the number of batters and baserunners that are put out while the pitcher is in the game. Three outs made is equal to one inning pitched. . He struck out six and walked three.
Derrick Thoma relieved Boosinger and allowed three runs in two innings pitched.
Crook County (16-9), the No. 3 seed out of the Intermountain in·ter·moun·tain
Located between mountains or mountain systems, especially lying between the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada or Cascade Range in the western United States. Conference, cut Churchill's lead to 10-5 when Scotty Ledford opened the top of the seventh inning with a solo home run off Thoma. Kyle Huntley followed with a double and then Wally Backman
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Backman, the son of former major-leaguer Wally Backman, was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Churchill improved to 25-2 with its sixth consecutive victory.
The Lancers will travel to No. 6 Lake Oswego Lake Os·we·go
A city of northwest Oregon, a residential suburb of Portland. Population: 35,800. on Wednesday to try to reach the state quarterfinals for the first time in school history.
Churchill's Levi Begin (7) scores on a wild pitch thrown by Crook County's Peter Bjvorik (right). Begin was one of five Lancers with at least two hits Monday as Churchill won 10-6 to set up a showdown with Lake Oswego on Wednesday. Wayne Eastburn / The Register-Guard BoldfaceChurchill's Levi Begin gets greeted by teammate Eric Brown Eric Brown is the name of several people: