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Madras White Buffalos baseball team lose to Rangers 10-0, 6-1, beat Molalla Indians 10-4.

STEELE HAUGEN - Freshman Ethan Graeme fields a ground ball during the Buffalos' 10-0 loss to Estacada at home April 26.The Madras baseball team couldn't get things going against Estacada, April 26, losing to the Rangers 10-0 in five innings.

Madras hosted Estacada and the Rangers were able to get things going early. Estacada scored the first run of the game in the first inning, on a White Buffalo error.

They later scored three runs in the third inning. With the bases loaded, the Rangers scored two runs on two different sacrifice flies to the outfield. The Rangers also scored on a ground ball that the Madras infield could not handle, taking a 4-0 lead.

The Buffalos were able to keep Estacada from scoring any runs in the fourth inning, but the Rangers crushed the ball in the top of the fifth inning.

Estacada was able to hit four singles, two doubles and a triple in the fifth inning, scoring 6 runs and taking a 10-0 lead.

Madras still couldn't find a way to get their bats going, losing to Estacada.

Nathan Hagel led the Rangers at the plate, going 2-for-2 with two RBIs, while Jeremiah May went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for Estacada.

Madras' Liam White ended the game 1-for-1 batting, while Jordan Mitchell and Ethan Graeme both finished the game 1-for-2 at the plate.

The Rangers recorded 12 team hits and the White Buffalos three team hits.

Riding against Rangers

The Buffs baseball program traveled to Estacada April 24, to take on the Rangers.The Buffalos were able to score one run in the sixth inning, but couldn't stop Estacada from scoring runs, losing 6-1.

The Rangers scored their first run of the game on a wild pitch by the Buffalos and scored another run from a Nathan Hagel fly ball to left field.

In the second inning, Estacada scored on a White Buffalo error and Nick Kellar blasted a ball to left field for an RBI double.

The third inning was scoreless for both the Buffs and the Rangers, but Kayden Settle hit a line drive RBI double for the Rangers, giving them a 5-0 lead.

The Rangers scored their last run of the game in the fifth inning on another Buffalo error and Madras needed to get the bats going in order to make a comeback.

Jordan Mitchell hit a ground ball to center field for the Buffs and advanced to second after the Estacada third baseman mishandles a ground ball hit by Kody Zemke.

Mitchell was able to score on another error by the Rangers, but it was the only run scored for the Buffs and the Rangers were able to come away with the victory.

Settle and Nathan Hagel led the Rangers at the plate, both going 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Jeremiah May pitched all seven innings for Estacada, recording seven strikeouts, only allowing four hits.

The Buffs were led by Zemke and Reece White, who ended the game 1-for-2 in the batter's box. Michael Belgard and Liam White pitched for Madras, allowing eight hits, while striking out six batters through seven innings combined.

Snapping streak

The Madras White Buffalo baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak by traveling to Molalla and beating the Indians 10-4 April 22.

Madras found the timing of the Molalla pitcher early, scoring three first-inning runs.

Penaloza started things off with a walk and was soon hit home by Liam White, who hit an RBI double to left field.

Jordan Mitchell stepped to the plate and crushed the ball to right field for an RBI triple. Zemke could feel the momentum of the game, hitting a line drive to right field for an RBI double, taking a 3-0 lead.

Molalla scored on a passed ball in the first inning, and scored on two Madras errors in the second inning to tie the game at 3-3.

In the top of the third inning, Zemke hit another double, this time to right field. Graeme laid down a sacrifice bunt, advancing Zemke to third. A few plays later scored on a balk by the Molalla pitcher.

Trent Mitchell was hit by a pitch to start the top of the fourth inning. Dunten struck out during the next at-bat, but the catcher dropped the pitch, allowing Dunten to be safe at first and Mitchell advanced to third.

Liam White hit a grounder to the Molalla infield and Mitchell scored on a fielder's choice, while Dunten advanced to second base.

Jordan Mitchell was hit by a pitch, loading the bases for Zemke at the plate. He hit a line drive single to center field, scoring Dunten.

Graeme was able to keep things going with a single to left field for an RBI and a few plays later, Jordan Mitchell scored on a wild pitch, giving Madras a 8-3 lead.

In the top of the fifth inning, Penaloza was walked. Dunten laid down a sacrifice bunt and Molalla committed an error, which allowed Penaloza to score and Dunten advanced to third base.

Dunten was hit home by Liam White, who hit a line drive up the middle, giving Madras a large 10-3 lead.

Molalla scored in the bottom of the fifth inning, but both teams were held scoreless in the last two innings, giving the White Buffalos the win.

Reece White and Carson King both pitched for the Buffs, allowing only four hits, while striking out seven batters.

Jeff Larson, Carson Donaldson, and Linden MacKenzie all pitched for the Indians, allowing eight hits and striking out 16 Buffalo batters.

Liam White led the Buffalos batting, going 2-for-5 with three RBIs. Zemke ended the game 3-for-5 with two RBIs.

The Buffalos host the No. 1 ranked North Marion Huskies at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 1. They travel to Gladstone to play the Gladiators at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3.


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