Reedsport’s softball team suffered its first league loss last week, but is still in good shape both in the league standings and in the Class 2A-1A Power rankings.
The Brave beat Siletz Valley 12-4 to open the week before losing to Toledo 30-2 on Friday.
Reedsport also split a nonleague doubleheader with Oakland on Saturday, winning the opener 12-6 and losing the nightcap 10-9.
Reedsport is 9-3 for the season, but still ranked No. 4. Oakland is ranked No. 3 and Toledo No. 2. The other Reedsport loss was to Class 4A North Bend.
This week, Reedsport was scheduled to face Bandon and Waldport in a pair of league games on Tuesday and Friday before visiting Gold Beach next Tuesday.
Reedsport’s baseball team got its biggest scare of the league season on Friday. The Brave trailed Toledo 8-4 in the fourth inning before rallying for a 20-9 victory. Reedsport scored 12 runs in the sixth to put the game away after pulling even in the fifth.
Griffin Lavigne and Dallas McGill both hit two-run homers in the win. Lavigne had four hits in the game. Marc Chaney and Jacob Chaney both scored three runs and Lavigne, McGill, Korde Parmenter, Kyle Barnes and Javier Analco all scored twice.
That win followed a 7-3 victory over Siletz Valley on Tuesday.
The two wins improved Reedsport to 13-0 on the season. The Brave remained No. 1 in the Class 2A-1A power rankings heading into Tuesday’s game against Bandon, which also entered the week perfect in league play.
TRACK & FIELD
Reedsport’s track team competed in the annual Prefontaine Rotary Invitational at Marshfield on Saturday.
The meet had more than 30 schools, including several from California, making placing a big challenge, but several Reedsport athletes had good performances.
Fowler had Reedsport’s one place in the meet, taking eighth in the javelin with a throw of 145-11.
Fowler also was close to the top eight in time in the 100 meters, but still finished 18th overall in 12.21 seconds.
Fowler also teamed with Ben Fowler, Leo Voepel and Ryan Dove finished 15th in the 4x100 relay in 48.69.
Voepel was 19th in the shot put (35-11).
For the girls, Elsa Frakes was 19th in the 800 (2:48.28) and Ashley Schuttpelz was 16th in the mile (6:24.26).
Reedsport competes this week in the Central Coast Invitational at Florence.