Second-ranked Lancers land hard in upset.Byline: Steve Mims The Register-Guard
Southridge coach Don Fitzgerald knew how dejected de·ject·ed
Being in low spirits; depressed. See Synonyms at depressed.
de·jected·ly adv. Churchill felt after his unranked Skyhawks upset the second-ranked Lancers lanc·er
1. A cavalryman armed with a lance.
2. A member of a regiment originally armed with lances.
3. lancers (used with a sing. verb)
a. A kind of quadrille.
"I was right there last year," Fitzgerald said. "We were ranked No. 1 in the state and got beat right off the bat. I walked in with a bunch of horses, we were supposed to run through the tournament, and we got beat in the first game. It's an empty feeling."
Churchill was ranked No. 1 for much of the season and won its playoff play·off also play-off
1. A final game or series of games played to break a tie.
2. A series of games played to determine a championship.
Noun 1. opener against Sandy on Monday before losing to Southridge in the third round of the OSAA OSAA Oregon School Activities Association
OSAA Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (United Nations body)
OSAA Ocean State Aquaculture Association
OSAA Office of the Sergeant-At-Arms (Philippines) Class 4A baseball playoffs at Churchill High School on Wednesday.
The Skyhawks will meet Sprague in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Midwestern League champions were eliminated in the third round for the second year in a row.
"That's a good club we played," Churchill coach Erik Hoberg said. "They came out strong and we made some mistakes, and you've got to be perfect when you get to these rounds and we didn't play perfect baseball."
The Lancers committed four errors that led to three unearned runs for Southridge.
That was more than enough offense for senior pitcher Jordan Post, who allowed six hits and two runs in a complete game.
"My change-up was working well today," Post said. "They were chasing a lot of pitches low and outside with the change-up. They are all good hitters, but I just got them off balance a bit."
Southridge led 2-1 before scoring four runs in the top of the fourth inning in·ning
a. Baseball One of nine divisions or periods of a regulation game, in which each team has a turn at bat as limited by three outs.
b. innings (used with a sing. on three hits and two Churchill errors.
Scott Coleman reached base on a fielder's choice field·er's choice
A play made on a ground ball in which the fielder chooses to put out an advancing base runner, thus allowing the batter to reach first base safely.
Noun 1. , and then Trent Oleszczuk doubled and Jordan Burger walked to load the bases with one out. Post hit a sacrifice fly, and a throwing error on the play allowed Oleszczuk and Burger to move up a base.
J.J. Hitchcock singled in Oleszczuk, and then Greg Stolzenburg reached base on an error that allowed two more runs to score to make it 6-1.
"We didn't play good defense, but you've got to give it to Southridge," Hoberg said. "They sprayed the baseball around, and we just didn't get it done when we needed to."
Churchill cut its deficit to 6-2 when Travis Larsen doubled home Corey Kent in the bottom of the sixth, and the Lancers eventually loaded the bases with one out before a double play ended their threat.
Fitzgerald played a hunch hunch
1. An intuitive feeling or a premonition: had a hunch that he would lose.
2. A hump.
3. A lump or chunk: "She . . . and started Andy Eiden on the mound mound, prehistoric earthwork erected over a burial place as a memorial or landmark, a defensive embankment, or a site for ceremonial or religious rites. Such structures are found in many parts of the world, but the name is applied in particular to those of North in Monday's 6-5 win over South Medford to leave Post, the ace of the staff, ready for the Lancers.
"We didn't do that on purpose, I just had a gut feeling gut feeling Intuition, visceral sensation on Andy because he's been with me for four years," Fitzgerald said. "Jordan came to me and said, `Coach, I'd love to throw against Churchill if it's possible.'
"What can you say about Jordan? He could have easily given up in the sixth inning, but he did a great job for us."
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"I thought we hit the ball real well, and they had us played right," Hoberg said. "They played us deep, and they were able to track down balls in the gap because they were back so far."
Jordan Post held Churchill to six hits while leading Southridge to the 6-2 victory over the Lancers in their third-round game Wednesday. O S A A b a s e b a l l p l a y o f f s