Dawgs split pair with Humboldt Crabs

Jon Flinn pitched the Southern Oregon RiverDawgs to a 7-1 victory in the opener of a West Coast League Tri-State division doubleheader Tuesday.

The Humboldt Crabs, however, rallied for a 6-5 win to salvage a split at Harry & David Field.

Flinn evened his record at 3-3 with the 85-pitch complete game.

Austin Coleman went 2-for-3 with three RBIs to pace the RiverDawgs' attack. Jared Adamson and Mitch Garcia each contributed two hits.

Southern Oregon (19-17, 10-10 WCL Tri-State) jumped out to a 4-0 first-inning lead. Coleman followed singles by Dustin Smith and Adamson with a two-run double to open the scoring. On Allen Smith's grounder back to the mound, Coleman got caught in a rundown between third and home but ducked under a tag and scored. Allen Smith went all the way to third on the play and scored on a ground out to second by Tyler Davis.

The Dawgs scored three more in the third on Coleman's RBI double and Allen Smith's two-run single.

In Game 2, Travis Wolf's grand slam in the fourth inning gave Southern Oregon a 5-2 lead.

The Crabs came back to tie the game with three runs in the fifth.

Humboldt scored the winning run in the seventh when Jeff Giacomini delivered an RBI single.

Coleman added two hits and one RBI in the nightcap.


Humboldt Crabs 000 001 0 — 1 6 1

S.O. RiverDawgs 403 000 x — 7 10 1

Whitsett, Crockett (6) and Giacomini; Flinn and Hassel. W — Flinn (3-3). L — Whitsett. 2B — H: Leid, J.J. Ethel; SO: Coleman 2, Garcia.


Humboldt Crabs 200 030 1 — 6 8 0

S.O. RiverDawgs 100 400 0 — 5 4 5

Escat, Boo (5), Draxton (7) and Morgan; Skaalen, Freeman (7) and Hassel. W — Boo. L — Skaalen (2-5). 2B — H: Pavesi; SO: Coleman. HR — SO: Wolf.

SAN JOSE SEALS 2, S.O. RIVERDAWGS 1 — Southern Oregon couldn't get its offense going and San Jose took advantage late Monday night at Harry & David Field.

RiverDawgs pitchers Jared Adamson and Tim Sabo combined on a four-hitter, but San Jose matched that effort.

The Seals tied the game 1-all in the top of the fourth when the RiverDawgs' Marcus James' throw to home plate sailed wide of the target, allowing a run to score. Then the Seals' Abel Alcantar drove in the go-ahead run to cap the frame.

The RiverDawgs (18-16) took the game's initial lead in the third when Johnny Omahen scored Southern Oregon's only run on James' swinging bunt.

Both coaches decided to only play seven innings rather than the scheduled nine.

San Jose Seals 000 200 0 — 2 4 2

S.O. RiverDawgs 001 000 0 — 1 4 1

I. Alcantar and Kasch; Adamson, Sabo (5) and Garcia. W — I. Alcantar. L — Adamson (0-1).

Little League

BOYS 10-11 STATE TOURNAMENT — At Portland, Central Point received a grand slam from Caine Smith and a big offensive game from Dylan Pearce to beat Eugene, 16-1, in pool play at Lakeside Little League Fields on Monday.

Pearce went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs. James Carpenter hit a bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning.

On Sunday, Central Point (2-1) needed extra innings to beat Murray Hill, 4-2. Cavin Gillispie hit a three-run double in the top of the seventh inning to give CP the win. Ben Curry threw five solid innings and struck out five. He also hit a home run.

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