Sports Roundup Apr 28, 2021

Linn-Benton Volleyball

ALBANY, Ore. — Linn-Benton blanked visiting Mt. Hood 3-0 in NWAC South Region volleyball action Friday night.

Set scores were 25-21, 25-19 and 25-14.

The Roadrunners improve to 6-2, while Mt. Hood drops to 1-6.

Shaylyn Gray and Emily Curtis had 10 kills and seven kills, respectively to lead the Roadrunners’ offensive attack. Sydnie Johnson managed the offense with 28 assists. 

Defensively Gray and Jade Hayes each had 12 digs for Linn-Benton. Hayes also added four aces on the night.

Linn-Benton defeated the Saints 3-1 on Wednesday night in Gresham. The Roadrunners have now won six matches in a row.

The Roadrunners next host Rogue on Wednesday.

Linn-Benton Men’s Basketball

ALBANY, Ore. — Mt. Hood took advantage of a cold-shooting Linn-Benton squad in the second half en route to a 60-52 win in NWAC South Region men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon.

The Saints (1-1) forced 13 Roadrunner turnovers and edged them on the boards as well 38-36. Mt. Hood also outscored Linn-Benton 34-20 in the second half. The Roadrunners shot just 28% in the second half.

Linn-Benton won a 77-75 thriller in overtime on Wednesday against the Saints. 

Freshman Jace Mills led the Roadrunners with 13 points on 4-for-7 shooting from the field. Fred Harding IV and George Sadi each added 11 points for Linn-Benton (1-3). Sadi also collected a team-high 11 rebounds. 

The Roadrunners travel to Chemeketa Wednesday for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.

Linn-Benton Baseball

ALBANY, Ore. — Linn-Benton split a doubleheader with Mt. Hood Sunday afternoon in NWAC South Region baseball action, topping the Saints 5-4 in game one before dropping the nightcap 13-9.

The Roadrunners (12-4) got a boost from freshman Durham Sundberg in game one. Sundberg’s solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning put the Roadrunners up 2-1. But the Saints (9-4) scored two runs in the seventh and another in the eight inning to take a 4-2 lead. 

Linn-Benton scored three runs of its own in the bottom of the eighth for the final margin. Ruben Cedillo singled home Jake Hoskins to start the comeback. Michael Soper‘s bases loaded walk brought home Cedillo and Ian McIntyre scored on an error. 

Taylor Ott pitched six and one-third innings to earn the win, striking out eight batters.

In game two, the Saints scored two runs in the fourth inning to open up a 7-2 lead. Both teams struggled on the mound and in the field recording three errors apiece. The Saints opened up a 13-5 lead in the seventh inning before the Roadrunners added four more runs to post the final margin.

Kenji Lamdin took the loss for Linn-Benton.

The Roadrunners travel to Chemeketa next Friday and will then host the Storm Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Dick McClain Field.

SALEM, Ore. — Linn-Benton scored six runs in the fifth inning to set up a 16-9 win over Chemeketa in NWAC South Region baseball action Friday.

The Roadrunners (13-5) started the scoring run when Michael Soper doubled to score Trey Hageman. Wyatt Young singled to score Soper followed by Durham Sundberg‘s two-run home run. Hageman’s sacrifice fly brought home Ruben Cedillo, giving the Roadrunners a 10-5 lead.

Linn-Benton took a 16-5 lead into the bottom of the ninth before Chemeketa (8-6) scored four runs for the final margin.

Soper, Young and Cedillo each had three hits for the Roadrunners while Sundberg posted five RBIs. 

In game one, Chemeketa collected nine hits en route to a 7-2 win. 

Linn-Benton hosts Chemeketa Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

ALBANY, Ore. — Linn-Benton swept both games of Sunday’s doubleheader against Chemeketa, winning game one 7-3 and a shortened game two 15-0, in NWAC South Region baseball action at Dick McClain Field.

The Roadrunners (15-5) broke a scoreless game one in the bottom of the sixth inning when Jake Hoskins scored on a passed ball. Linn-Benton scored two more in the inning with Ruben Cedillo notching his fourth home run of the season and Ian McIntrye scored on Michael Soper‘s RBI single. 

The Storm (8-8) tied the game at 3-3 in the seventh inning, before the Roadrunners rallied for three more runs in the eighth inning for the final margin.

William Fehrenbacher earned the win for the Roadrunners.

In Game Two, the Roadrunners racked up 15 hits in just four at bats in a five-inning shortened game because of the 10-run rule. Linn-Benton jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, added eight runs in the third inning and tallied three more runs in the fourth inning. 

Hoskins, Soper, McIntyre, Durham Sundberg and Emiliano Alarcon each collected two hits apiece for the Roadrunners. Soper led the effort with three RBIs. 

Rhett Larson picked up the win for the Roadrunners.

Linn-Benton hosts Clackamas on Friday for a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m.

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