Roadrunners Finish Strong

Catcher JJ Hover. Photo provided by LB Athletics.

SALEM – The Linn-Benton Baseball team won both games of their doubleheader against Chemeketa Community College on Monday, May 16. Roadrunners Head Coach Andy Peterson won his 100th game as head coach for the Beaks. 

The Roadrunners finished the regular season with a 34-11 record overall, and 19-7 in the NWAC South Region. The Storm finished the regular season with a 17-30 record overall, and 10-16 in the NWAC South Region. 

In game one, the Roadrunners defeated the Storm 3-1. Chase Reynolds picked up the win on the mound in relief. Reynolds went 4 scoreless innings, allowing only 2 hits while striking out 2. Ruben Cedillo went 3-5 with 2 doubles, and 1 RBI. 

Dylan Rush picked up the save, going 2 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits while striking out 4. 

In game two, the Roadrunners defeated the Storm 16-4 in seven innings. The entire Roadrunners offense came together to cap off the final game of the regular season. Six Roadrunners had at least 2 RBI. Cole Cramer started the fireworks with a solo shot to left field in the first inning. The Storm responded by putting up 4 runs in the first two innings. 

The Beaks took the lead for good with a 2 RBI-single by Titus Dumitru in the top half of the fourth, putting them ahead 6-4. Cramer picked up his second blast of the game with another solo shot in the sixth inning. Durham Sundberg, Reece MacRae and Kyle Perkins all picked up 3 RBI for the Roadrunners. 

Roadrunner Kaden Miller picked up the win on the mound. Miller went 3 scoreless innings, allowing only 3 hits, while striking out 3. Miller improved to 5-1 on the year. 

Next up, the Roadrunners will travel to Lower Columbia Community College in Longview, Washington for the NWAC Baseball Championship Tournament — their opponent is TBD.