Brady Gagner had three hits to propel the Panthers to a 13-10 slugfest win over Madison Edgewood on Tuesday, July 2.
“It’s great to see some of the new guys get an opportunity and make the most of them,” said assistant coach Ryan Stace, who served as head coach with Jake Soule on vacation.
The Oregon Senior and Junior Legion teams are a combined 8-7. There are players who play on both teams and were facing a busy week ahead. They were scheduled to play a doubleheader at Middleton on Tuesday, July 9, a doubleheader against Monona Grove at Cottage Grove on Wednesday and a doubleheader at home against Milton at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Junior League team lost 10-0 to Edgewood on July 2.
Senior Legion Oregon 13, Edgewood 10
Oregon jumped out to an early lead with a seven-run first inning in the Senior Legion’s 13-10 victory over Edgewood.
Gagner pitched three innings to get the win.
“It wasn’t his best performance, but he worked hard to limit the damage and get out of some rough spots,” Stace said.
In the opening inning, Alex Jameson walked to lead off and moved to third base after two wild pitches. Eli Landis then delivered an RBI single. Gagner singled and Carson Knobel came through, lining an RBI single to right to tie the game 2-2. Thor Abraham reached on an error and the Panthers scored two runs to take a 4-2 lead.
Bryce Holtman was hit by a pitch and Eli Haufle walked. Jordan Disch then delivered a two-run single to center to extend the lead to 6-2. Haufle scored the final run of the inning on a wild pitch.
Knobel had two hits, and Jameson was on base four times with two walks and two hits.
“Alex Jameson hit the ball hard all night,” Stace said.
Junior Legion Edgewood 10, Oregon 0 (5 inn).
Edgewood limited the Junior Legion team to four hits and handed them a 10-0 loss in five innings on Tuesday.
The Crusaders scored one run in the first inning before a 30-minute lightning and rain delay hit in the bottom of the first. Edgewood had three hits that led to a three-run second to take a 4-0 lead. The Crusaders ended the game early with a four-run fourth.
Oregon’s Niall Olson went 2-for-2. The Panthers had a golden scoring opportunity in the fourth after James Heller’s lead-off double. Disch then lined into a double play and Braden Fry singled. Fry was thrown out trying to steal base to end the threat.