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Riverside's Forrest Gunther takes a swing during the game with Myrtle Point on Monday afternoon.

Myrtle Point Beats Riverside

Myrtle Point won 8-2

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.

LEFT - Riverside's Evan Keefer started the game and pitched six innings. RIGHT - Outfield Cody Connell of Riverside races to catch a fly ball.

LEFT - Cody Connell of Riverside makes the catch. RIGHT - Jordan Connell demonstrates a little whistle that sounds like the blast from an air horn. It's a cool little gizmo. She said it only cost one dollar.

LEFT - Harley Orcutt slides in safe as one of two runs scored by Riverside in the sixth inning. RIGHT - Cody Connell moved from the outfield to pitching for the Pirates in the seventh inning.

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