WALLA WALLA - DeSales made sound work of the Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia baseball team here Saturday
The Irish won the first game 9-5, and the second 11-1 in a mercy-rule-shortened five-inning game.
"It was a good win for us," said head coach Kim Cox of the second game, when the Irish had 11 runs on 11 hits.
The DeSales team lead 9-0 until the top of the ninth, when T-O-R posted five runs to close scoring at 9-5.
"They closed the gap," he said. "They had seven of their eight hits in that inning, and five runs."
Victor Mata pitched for the Irish, and posted two RBIs and a homer for his cause.
"He had a pretty good day," Cox said.
In the second game, the Irish got moving in the fourth inning, scoring four runs. They scored seven in the fifth to end the game 11-1 on the mercy rule.
"We got going," Cox said. "We put together some runs and hits."
Tommy Gregg posted a double and single with two RBIs for the Irish, Matt Wujek nailed three hits and Pat Richard had a double and an RBI, as well as five strikeouts and no walks from the pitcher's mound.
The Irish are not 10-2 on the season and 5-1 for league play with eight games to go. They play a non-league single in LaGrande at 4 p.m. Tuesday and host Asotin at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
T-O-R 000 000 5 - 5 8 2
DeS 130 410 0 - 9 7 1
Hovde, Hodges (4), Brown (6) and Hereford. Mata, Lindgren (6) and Wujek.
Hits- TO: Lindgreen, Dedic, Hovde 2, Brown, Hereford, Renstrom, Boxleitner. DeS: Gregg 2, Mata 2, Haen, Arellano, Roach.
T-O-R 010 00 - 1 2 2
DeS 001 37 - 11 11 0
Dedic, Brown (5) and Hereford. Richard and Wujek.
HR - none.
Hits - T-O-R: Hovde, Hereford. DeS: Gregg 3, Wujek 3, Richard 2, Mata, Lindgren, Hoeft.