Elmira completes season sweep of Siuslaw


The Elmira Falcons plated six runs in the bottom of the second inning en route to a 12-7 victory over the visiting Siuslaw Vikings in Sky-Em League baseball Tuesday.

Earlier, Elmira held off Siuslaw 16-13 in the completion of a game suspended due to darkness in Florence on April 16.

"I am really proud of the effort given by the team today," Suslaw coach Tom Shinn said of the completion of the suspended game.

"It was a weird circumstance to have to finish up this game. Everyone in the lineup had at least one hit."

Elijah Blankenship was 2-for-4, 3 runs, 2 RBIs, with a triple and 2 stolen bases; Jason Garcia 2-for-5 with 2 runs and a stolen base; Dalton Stinger 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs; Beau Erickson 2-for-5 with 3 RBIs, a run and a triple; Henry Rankin 2-for-5 and Clay Kramer scored 3 runs and stole a base.

In Tuesday's scheduled game, Elmira junior Troy Anderson got the win, hurling four 4 innings of scorelss 1-hit ball before tiring in the fifth. Leadoff hitter Hunter Stockinger was 2-for-4 with 4 RBIs and Cobyn Hunter clubbed a 2-run home run.

For the Vikings, Erickson was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBIs and a run scored.

"While the total number of hits for this game is low, we put the ball in play several times with well hit balls that found their ways into Elmira gloves," Shinn said.

"The big inning hurt us again, but the resiliency of the team shown through in pushing the game to seven innings." 

Siuslaw, 1-9 in league and overall, plays a doubleheader Friday at Marshfield.

This coming Tuesday is senior night at Jiggs Dodson Stadium, the Vikings hosting Marist. First pitch is 5 p.m., preceded by a celebration of the seniors.

Elmira improved to 6-4 overall and league.

Scheduled game
SIUSLAW 000 052 0 —   7    4   5
ELMIRA   162 201 X — 12  10   2
Clay Kramer, Beau Erickson (2), Andrew Jensen-Norman (5) and Elijah Blankenship; Troy Anderson, Ayden Walgamott (5), Hunter Stockinger (6) and Blake Wigham. HR — Cobyn Herbert, Elmira.
WP — Troy Anderson. LP — Beau Erickson.

Completion of suspended game
ELMIRA    229 001 2 — 16  16  5
SIUSLAW 143 013 1 — 13  15  2
Tyler Feltz, Beau Koffler (4), Hunter Stockinger (6) and Blake Wigham; Beau Erickson, Dalton Stinger (3), Elijah Blankenship (4) and Elijah Blankenship, Jason Garcia (4).
WP — Beau Koffler. LP — Dalton Stinger.

SCHEDULE
Record: 1-9 overall, 1-9 Sky-Em League
Tuesday, April 13 — Siuslaw 11, at Cottage Grove 9
Friday, April 16 — Elmira/Triangle Lake 22, at Siuslaw 7, 6 innings
Friday, April 16 — Elmira/Triangle Lake 16, Siuslaw 13, game completed May 4
Tuesday, April 20 — Marshfield 20, at Siuslaw 7
Friday, April 23 — at Marist Catholic 13, Siuslaw 2, 5 innings
Friday, April 23 — ar Marisr Catholic 11, Siuslaw 10
Tuesday, April 27 — Junction City 13, at Suslaw 3, 6 innings
Friday, April 30 — Cottage Grove 6, at Siuslaw 4, first game
Friday, April 30 — Cottage Grove 11, at Siuslaw 9, second game, 5 innings, called due to darkness
Tuesday, May 4 — at Elmira/Triangle Lake 12, Siuslaw 7
Friday, May 7 — at Marshfield (DH), 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11 — Marist Catholic, 5 p.m.
Saturday, May 15 — at Junction City (DH), noon

ROSTER
  1 Beau Erickson, junior, 6-0, 160, RHP, 2B, 3B, OF
  2 Isaac Garza, junior, 6-1, 175, RHP, 2B, SS, OF
  3 Noah Dotson, freshman, 6-0, 180, RHP, OF
  4 Elijah Blankenship, senior, 5-10, 170 RHP, 2B, SS, OF
  5 Victor Reyna-Ayala, sophomore, OF
  8 Ethan Aaron, junior, 5-11, 200, OF
10 Henry Rankin, 6-1, 250, junior, C, 1B, 3B
12 Ian Sissel, sophomore, 6-0, 195, C, 3B
13 Jason Garcia, junior, RHP, C, OF
15 Chayton James, senior, OF, 1B
21 Andrew Jensen-Norman, freshman, RHP
22 Clay Kramer, senior, RHP, OF
25 Dalton Stinger, senior, RHP, 1B, 3B, OF
34 Armando Galvan-Mendez, freshman, 3B




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