Vikings tumble at Cottage Grove, 7-4, 14-3


Gabe Simington struck out 12 in a six-inning complete game in the opener.

The Cottage Grove Lions extended the Siuslaw Vikings baseball team's losing streak to 18 games Friday with a Sky-Em League doubleheader sweep at Kelly Field in Cottage Grove, 7-4 and 14-3.

Siuslaw, 0-12 in league and 1-18 overall, closes out the season next week with three games, a single game Tuesday against Elmira and a twin bill Friday against Marshfield.

Cottage Grove improved to 8-4 in league and 11-10 overall as the No. 20-ranked Lions continued their chase for a playoff berth.

In the opener, the Lions plated three unearned runs in the bottom of the sixth to break a 4-all tie, retiring the Vikings in order in the top of the seventh to preserve the win.

Vikings senior left-hander Gabe Simington struck out 12 in a six-inning complete game, giving up only two earned runs.

"Gabe pitched very well," Siuslaw coach Tom Shinn said.

Cleanup-up hitting sophomore Chayton James was 2-for-4 with an RBI, junior Zach Stinger 2-for-3 with a run scored, junior Caleb Hennessee 1-for-3 with 2 RBIs, sophomore Elijah Blankenship had a run scored and an RBI and junior Jared Northrop had a run scored and the Vikings' lone stolen base.

Blankenship, Hennessee and James each picked up an RBI in the top of the fifth to rally Siuslaw from a 4-1 deficit to a 4-4 tie.

In the nightcap, Hennessee was 2-for-3 with a run scored, sophomore Dalton Stinger had a double and a run scored and junior Clayton Remilong was 1-for-1 with an RBI.

"Zach Stinger (3-for-5) had a great day at the plate, and Caleb Hennessee (3-for-6) had a very productive day at the plate," Shinn said.

First game
SIUSLAW                100 030 0 —  4   7    3
COTTAGE GROVE  301 003 X —  7    4    0
Gabe Simington and Elijah Blankenship; Conner Browning, Ezra Senters (6) and Walker Humphrey.
WP — Ezra Senters. LP – Gabe Simington.

Second game
SIUSLAW                 000 12 —   3     4    2
COTTAGE GROVE  651 2X — 14   12    3
Dalton Stinger, Jared Northrop (2) and Elijah Blankenship; Wyatt Sales, Gavin Sowa (5) and Walker Humphrey.
WP — Wyatt Sales. LP — Dalton Stinger.

VIKINGS 2019 SCHEDULE
Record: 0-12 Sky-Em League, 1-18 overall
Sky-Em League
Tuesday, April 9 — at Marist 14, Siuslaw 0, 5 innings
Friday, April 12 — Junction City 20, at Siuslaw 3, 5 innings, 1st game
Friday, April 12 — Junction City 6, at Siuslaw 0, 2nd game
Tuesday, April 16 — Cottage Grove 13, Siuslaw 3, 6 innings
Friday, April 19 — at Elmira 5, Siuslaw 2, 1st game
Friday, April 19 — at Elmira 10, Siuslaw 0, 5 innings, 2nd game
Tuesday, April 23 — at Marshfield 6, Siuslaw 0
Friday, April 26 — Marist 7, at Siuslaw 6, 8 innings, 1st game
Friday, April 26 — Marist 9, at Siuslaw 6, 6 innings, darkness, 2nd game
Tuesday, April 30 — at Junction City 17, Siuslaw 0, 5 innings
Friday, May 3 — at Cottage Grove 7, Siuslaw 4, 1st game
Friday, May 3 — at Cottage Grove 14, Siuslaw 3, 5 innings, 2nd game
Tuesday, May 7 — Elmira, 5 p.m.
Friday, May 10 — Marshfield (DH), 3 p.m.
Nonleague
Wednesday, March 13 — at Siuslaw 8, Harrisburg 5
Thursday, March 14 — Sutherlin 7, at Siuslaw 5
Tuesday, March 19 — Pleasant Hill 25, at Siuslaw 1, 5 innings
Friday, March 22 — at Mazama 21, Siuslaw 0, 5 innings
Saturday, March 23 — at Klamath Union 8, Siuslaw 7, 1st game
Saturday, March 23 — at Klamath Union 11, Siuslaw 0, 2nd game
Tuesday, March 26 — Neah-Kah-Nie 5, at Siuslaw 4
Tuesday, April 2 — Douglas (DH), cancelled

VIKINGS VARSITY ROSTER
Sophomores
  2 Chayton James (home schooled), 6-0, OF/3B
  4 Elijah Blankenship, 5-6, C/RHP
11 Clay Kramer, 6-1, OF/RHP
21 Dalton Stinger, 6-1, RHP/utility
Juniors
  1 Jared Northrop, 5-6, RHP/SS
  3 Clayton Remilong, 5-8, OF/infielder
  8 Caleb Hennessee, 6-0, RHP/infielder
10 Zach Stinger, 5-10, C/infielder
Seniors
17 Tim Lowder, 6-0, RHP/utility
22 Jordan Taniguchi, 5-10, utility
34 Gabe Simington (Mapleton), 6-2, LHP/1B
Coach: Tom Shinn
Assistant: Dirk Anderson




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