KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — The Klamath Union Pelicans built up seven runs in the second and fourth innings to earn an 11-2 win over the Henley Hornets in each team’s Skyline Conference baseball opener at Leo Bocchi Field Tuesday.
The early difference was Klamath Union’s ability to hit in runs while Henley stranded its early baserunners. In all, the Hornets left 10 runners on base, while Klamath Union (5-4; 1-0 Skyline) tallied 11 RBI.
Klamath Union DH Branden Tron
Marcus Paschal, Hunter Bradford and Trenton McGahan hit in two runs apiece. Joe Whisler was the only Pelican starter to not earn an RBI.
Cody Dykstra had the only multi-hit game for Henley (8-3; 0-1).
After Bradford walked to lead off the bottom of the second inning, Nick Bell, Branden Tron and McGahan hit singles to load the bases. Eric Montgomery brought in a run in the next at bat, followed by Payton Poe’s two-RBI single.
In the fourth inning, Paschal and Bradford hit back-to-back RBI singles after Jack Bell and Whisler reached base. Paschal later scored when McGahan was walked with the bases loaded and Poe hit an RBI single.
Henley’s Jesse Hilyard had his worst outing of the season. He walked five batters in the game after allowing just four in his previous 16 innings. Klamath Union finished with 14 hits, 11 off of Hilyard (2-1), who allowed seven earned runs.
Klamath Union’s Albert Depew pitched a complete game victory with four strikeouts.
The Pelicans are home again this weekend hosting Phoenix in a doubleheader (Noon – 960 the Sports Legend), while Henley has its home opener against Hidden Valley in a rematch of last year’s state semifinal.
Other Tuesday Scores
Hidden Valley 19, Mazama 3
North Valley 11, Phoenix 2
Lakeview 8, Modoc 7
Modoc 11, Lakeview 8
St. Mary’s 20, Tulelake 3 (5)
Mazama 11, Hidden Valley 1
Modoc 14, Lakeview 7
Modoc 17, Lakeview 11
Chiloquin 21, Myrtle Point 20
Myrtle Point 15, Chiloquin 12
Cascade Christian 8, Tulelake 5