Posted Wednesday March 25, 2009
BOARDMAN - The Myrtle Point Bobcats defeated the Riverside Pirates 8 to 2 on Monday, March 24, 2009. It was a cloudy day with a strong wind out of the west on Tuesday afternoon. Fans in winter coats huddled under blankets while they watched the game. The strong wind gave the players a challenge on the popups and long fly balls.
Myrtle Point scored a run in the top of the first. The Bobcats scored two more on a long hit to center field to take a 3-0 lead at the end of two.
Myrtle Point drove in a run in the third for a 4-0 lead.
The Bobcats drove in two more runs in the top of the sixth on a base hit.
The Pirates got their offense going in the bottom of the sixth. Harley Orcutt and another Pirate crossed homeplate on two separate plays just a few moments apart. That cut the Myrtle Point lead to 7-2.
Myrtle Point scored one more run in the top of the seventh on a grounder which brought in the runner on third to give the Bobcats the 8-2 lead.
Evan Keefer pitched the first six innings for the Pirates. Cody Connell closed out the game for Riverside.
Photos by Terry Aichele