Saints and Roadrunners Split Again

ALBANY, Ore. — Two days after a split on the road in Gresham, Linn-Benton and Mt. Hood split today's doubleheader at Dick McClain Field with the Saints taking game one 5-2 before the Roadrunners bounced back for a 6-2 win in the nightcap.

The win keeps LBCC on top of the NWAC Southern Region standings at 12-2, and the Roadrunners 22-7 overall. Mt. Hood, in second place, sits at 7-3 and 17-8 overall.

In game one, the Roadrunners went ahead 2-1 in the bottom of the 7th inning when Dequan Dennis-Lee laid down a sacrifice bunt to score Maxwell Long from third base. But the Saints came back with a four-run 8th inning to post the winning margin.

The Roadrunners recorded 10 hits while the Saints had eight. Fridtjof Fremstad went 3-for-4 for Linn-Benton while Parker Kuntz and Dennis-Lee each collected two hits. 

In the second game, after Mt. Hood scored in the bottom of the 2nd inning, the Roadrunners tied the game in the 3rd inning and posted a four-run 4th inning to open up the game.

Fremstad continued his hot bat in the nighcap, going 2-for-3 and Dennis-Lee added two RBIs.

Caden Hennessy pitched a complete game for the Roadrunners and earned the win.

Linn-Benton next travels to play at Clark Monday afternoon with game one scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m. 

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