Siuslaw drops doubleheader to Marshfield


Vikings seniors Tim Lowder and Gabe Simington

The Marshfield Pirates mounted a comeback in the opener and made no doubt of it in the nightcap Friday to sweep a baseball doubleheader from the Siuslaw Vikings at Dodson Field, 12-6 and 14-0.

Siuslaw finished 1-14 in the Sky-Em League and 2-20 overall.

Friday was senior recognition night for Vikings Tim Lowder, Gabe Simington and Jordan Taniguchi, who were honored between games.

In the opener Friday, Simington — a four-year starter from Mapleton — pitched 4 2-3 solid innings, striking out 10 while throwing 108 pitches. Marshfield rallied for five runs in the fifth against Simington, none of the runs earned.

Junior Caleb Hennessee was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two stolen bases, junior Dalton Stinger 1-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, Simington was 2-for-4, sophomore Zach Stinger had a double and junior Jared Northrop scored two runs.

"Only three of Marshfield's 12 runs were earned in this game," Siuslaw coach Tom Shinn noted. "Our six errors came at very untimely times and led to pitchers needing to throw more pitches to get out of the inning.

"Offensively we did well early, but when they made a pitching change, we struggled to adjust to the new pitcher and seemed to run out of steam."

In the nightcap, Marshfield plated eight runs in the second inning and five more in the sixth.

SENIOR RECOGNITION NIGHT NOTES
Provided by coach Tom Shinn

Tim Lowder, who was joined by parents Rhonda and Nathan Lowder

  • Tim plans on joining the Army upon graduation. He then would like to go to college and possibly get a law degree to become a state policeman.
  • Tim's favorite baseball memory was the trip this season to Klamath Falls.
  • Tim's advice to his teammates is to always remember baseball is the greatest sport. Have a good time with it.

Gabe Simington, who was joined by parents Cara and Mike Simington

  • After high school Gabe plans to attend and play baseball for Chemeketa Community College in Salem.
  • Gabe's favorite memories (are) bus rides to games, as well as playing with his teammates.
  • Gabe's advice to his teammates is to relax, and always know you have teammates that'll have your back.

Jordan Taniguchi, who was joined by parents Brandi Taniguchi and Jeff Gray

  • After high school, Jordan plans to attend a work/study program.
  • Jordan's favorite memory was getting to pitch last season.
  • Jordan's advice to teammates is to practice every day and work hard.

Also honored, senior Desteny Johnson, Vikings team scorekeeper the past two seasons.

First game
MARSHFIELD   000 052 5 — 12    14     0
SIUSLAW           003 210 0 —   6      9    6
Trace James, Jason Hinds (5) and Ezra Waterman; Gabe Simington, Jared Northrop (5), Tim Lowder (7) and Elijah Blankenship.
WP — Jason Hinds. LP — Jared Northrop.

Second game
MARSHFIELD   081 005 — 14   12    0
SIUSLAW          000 000 —    0     1    0
Dom Montiel, Ryan Knight (3) and Jason Hinds; Dalton Stinger, Tim Lowder (6) and Elijah Blankenship.

VIKINGS 2019 SCHEDULE
Record: 1-14 Sky-Em League, 2-20 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 — at Siuslaw 4, Elmira 1
Friday, May 10 — Marshfield 12, at Siuslaw 6, 1st game
Friday, May 10 — Marshfield 14, at Siuslaw 0, 6 innings, 2nd game
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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