Sports Roundup 5.12.2021
Roadrunners Drop Close Match at Lane 3-2
EUGENE — Lane needed five sets to outlast Linn-Benton to win 3-2 in NWAC South Region volleyball action Wednesday night.
Set scores were 23-25, 25-18, 27-25, 20-25 and 9-15.
The Roadrunners (8-3) had their win streak ended at eight. Lane (13-0) remained undefeated thus far.
Defensively, Jade Hayes had 38 digs and Vandervoort-Walters had six total blocks.
The Roadrunners host Lane May 7 at 6:00 p.m.
Lane Outlasts Roadrunners 65-63
Linn-Benton outscored Lane 13-3 in the final 7:11 of the game to mount a comeback that included several chances to tie the game within the final 35 seconds, but the Titans held on to win 65-63 in NWAC South Region men’s basketball action on May 5.
The Roadrunners (1-5 overall, 1-5 NWAC South) trailed 62-49 before mounting their comeback run. Trailing 65-62, Kye Blaser hit the first of two free throws with 1.8 seconds remaining and intentionally missed the second and ended up with his own rebound and a shot to win the game from the left baseline, but it missed off the rim. Lane (6-3, 4-2) went scoreless the final 1:53 of the game.
Ayden Foster and Fred Harding IV each had 15 points to lead the Roadrunners. Harding also had a game-high 11 rebounds and added two steals, two blocks and two assists. Jordan Adams added 12 points for Linn-Benton including 4-for-7 from behind the three point line.
The Roadrunners travel to Lane on May 8 for a 4:00 p.m. tip.
Roadrunners Drop Game to Lane 60-49
Brooklynn Hankwitz scored 15 points and had nine rebounds for Linn-Benton but it wasn’t enough to stop Lane as the Roadrunners dropped a 60-49 decision in NWAC South Region women’s basketball action on May 5.
The Roadrunners (2-3, 3-3 overall) struggled from the field, only making 20 of 66 field goal attempts, including just 6-for-18 from behind the three-point line. Lane (6-1, 8-1 overall) also out-rebounded the Roadrunners 49-29.
Linn-Bentron travels to Lane on May 8.
Hoover’s Walk Off Home Run and No Hit Nightcap Propel Roadrunners Past Chemeketa
Linn-Benton needed extra innings in the first game but swept both games of a doubleheader on May 7 against Chemeketa, 4-2 and 5-0, in NWAC South Region baseball action at Dick McClain Field.
The Roadrunners (21-5) were tied 2-2 after 10 1/2 innings in game one. Michael Soper led off the bottom of the 11th inning with a double to left field. JJ Hoover followed by blasting a home run over the left field fence giving Linn-Benton the win.
Rhett Larson earned the win for the Roadrunners in 2 1/3 innings of work.
Linn-Benton travels to Chemeketa on May 9 for a 1 p.m. doubleheader.