Running Wild: LB baseball holds first place in region

Donte Glover makes a pitch to SouthWestern Oregon Community College player.

LBCC’s baseball team is currently dominating their season so far, with a record of 16-6 overall (6-2 in league) and tied for first in the Southern region of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC).

After picking up a non-league win against Linfield JV, the team traveled to Coos Bay for two doubleheaders against Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC). The Roadrunner split the first doubleheader against SWOCC on Saturday, April 8, winning the first game 3-0 and then falling 0-3 in the second game. The teams ran it back on April 9, with LB taking both games 5-2.

Shortstop Josh Congdon has been one of the team’s best hitters so far. Congdon’s batting average so far is .338, with 14 runs and seven RBIs (runs batted in) on the season. Congdon had four runs over the weekend with 12 at bats, and also contributed four hits.

Colton Cosner also has had a productive batting season so far. His average sits at .337 with 18 runs and six RBIs this season. Against SWOCC, he had four runs and seven hits.

The Roadrunners will host the first doubleheader against Clark on Friday, April 14 with the games scheduled at 1 and 4 p.m. The team will then travel to Clark on Saturday, April 15 and play a doubleheader with games at 1 and 4 p.m as well.

Clark has currently played six less games than LB, but have been formidable so far, with an overall record of 12-4 and 3-1 in league play. The games should be a great test between the teams to see who will pull ahead as a real contender in the Southern region of the NWAC. Right now it looks to be a three-team race between the Roadrunners, Lane, and Clark.

Story by Nick Fields

Photos by Wesley Rankin

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