Irrigon hands W-M split

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IRRIGON — Jessica Lambert and Isabelle Dillow knocked in runs in a three-run Weston-McEwen third here in the opener of a Special District 5 doubleheader against Irrigon Saturday and pitcher Molly von Borstel made those three runs stand up for a 3-1 win.

Irrigon rebounded and took advantage of seven TigerScot errors to split the doubleheader with a 14-4 win in the nightcap.

von Borstel went all the way in the circle and finished with a five hitter in the opening win.

W-M fell behind early in the second game as Irrigon scored in every inning to earn the split. Natalie Arnold collected two hits to lead W-M.

“Game two was a horse of a different color,” W-M coach Jeff Griggs said of the split. “If we would’ve swept we would’ve gotten second (in league).”

The split leaves W-M third at the close of the regular season. W-M will host a loser-out playoff game against Echo/Stanfield Tuesday.

First Game

W-M 003 000 0 — 3 7 1

Irrigon 000 001 0 — 1 5 1

von Borstel and Coffman; Zuercher and Cadek.

Hits — W-M: Coffman 2, Dillow 2, Arnold, von Borstel, Lambert; Irr: Vera, Martin 2, K. McLaughin, Garrett.

Second Game

W-M 103 00 — 4 7 7

Irrigon 332 42 — 14 11 4

von Borstel, Lambert (4) and Coffman; Zuercher and Cadek.

Hits — W-M: Arnold 2, Coffman, von Borstel, Lambert, Hill, Thompson; Irr: Vera 2, Zuercher 2, K. McLaughin, Garrett, Stamper, Cadek, T. McLaughlin 3.

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