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Cougars beat Southridge and Barlow by single runs before dropping decision to Lebanon on April 1

Two wins out of three games for the Canby High baseball team lifted them to 3-4 on the young season. The Cougars beat Southridge 2-1 on March 29 to kick off last week's action. Joe Brauckmiller had a sterling turn on the mound, going five innings while striking out six and allowing no runs. Alex Evans came on in relief to strike out five batters in two innings to get the win. The Herald-Pioneer. Canby was scoreless until the bottom of the seventh inning, when Carson Guretzki got things rolling with a line drive single. He later scored on a Hunter Robinson triple, tying the game. With one out and hunter prowling the third base line, Theo Netter put a ball in play that Southridge's shortstop failed to corral, allowing the walk-off win. On March 30, the Cougars defeated Barlow 8-7. Kellan Oakes earned the win on the mound and combined with Logan Robinson. Each threw "three solid innings on the mound," according to coach J.J. Stolsig. Bryce Oliver delivered a grand slam and Langdale added a pair of hits with 2 RBI and a run scored. Mikey Gibson had two hits and Robinson recorded the save. The Cougars dropped an April 1 battle with Lebanon by a 6-4 count. Oakes led the offense by going 2-for-4 with a home run. Langdale and Owen Tilden each had a hit and an RBI. "We had our chances in this game," Stolsig said. "We left the bases loaded a couple of times but weren't able to scratch out any runs."

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