Cougars claw their way back into the game late, but can't get the timely hits when needed in 7-3 loss

The Canby High baseball team dropped a 7-3 extra-innings league game to visiting Tualatin Monday afternoon.

Down 3-0 entering the top of the fifth inning, the Cougars started to battle back. Canby scored one run in the fifth and got two more in the sixth, punctuated by a two-run single from Bryce Oliver that scored Alex Evans and Kaden Sander to tie things up.

Unfortunately, the Cougars couldn't complete the comeback in extra innings, eventually giving up four runs in the ninth frame to suffer the loss.

COURTESY PHOTO: SARAH OLIVER - The Canby High baseball team in action against Tualatin Monday afternoon.

Jason Naffsinger scattered five hits over seven innings on the mound, while striking out six. Oliver and Joe Brauckmiller both provided effective relief pitching in the contest.

"Overall, we didn't play our best defense and struggled to get timely his with runners in scoring position," coach J.J. Stolsig said. "Tualatin played a little better than we did."

Overall, the Cougars are 1-3 in league play, 3-4 overall.

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