Buffalos 10-run Cardinals to complete series sweep
The White Buffalos baseball squad traveled to Gladstone May 3, and lost to last year's state champion Gladiators 12-0.
Madras held strong the first two innings, keeping Gladstone scoreless. The game was scoreless heading into the third inning of play.
The Gladiators took the game over in the next two innings, though, scoring five runs in the third inning and seven runs in the fourth.
Mateo Burgess pitched a no-hitter for the Gladiators, recording seven strikeouts and only one walk through five innings pitched.
Gladstone had 11 hits as a team with 12 RBIs and only had one error the entire game.
The White Buffalos, as noted, did not record a hit in the game and had three errors on the day.
Hosting North Marion
Madras welcomed the No. 1 4A team in the state, the North Marion Huskies May 1, and lost 12-2 in five innings of play.
The Huskies made their presence known early, scoring eight runs in the first three innings.
Madras was able to score two runs in the bottom of the third, on two Husky errors, cutting the lead down to 8-2.
North Marion finished the game scoring four runs in the fifth inning and beating the White Buffalos in five innings.
Carter Dunten had a great game for Madras, going 2-for-2 with an RBI at the plate. Ethan Graeme went 1-for-3 and the Buffs recorded three hits as a team.
Carson King, Liam and Reece White all pitched for Madras, allowing nine hits and striking out three batters.
The Buffs traveled to Corbett April 29, and finished their sweep of the Cardinals during a 14-3 victory.
Madras and Corbett were both held scoreless in the first inning, but Graeme was able to spark the Buffs in the second inning.
Graeme started the second inning with a big double to left field. Liam White stepped to the plate and hit a grounder to left field for an RBI single.
Kody Zemke then blasted a ball over the center field fence for a two-run homer.
Jacob Hulsey kept things going with a single to left field. A few batters later, Trent Mitchell was hit by a pitch. Madras runners advanced bases on a sacrifice bunt by Nathan Stout.
With runners on second and third, Isreal Penaloza crushed the ball on a line to center field for a two-RBI single. Madras took an early 5-0 lead after the second inning.
In the third inning, Graeme was walked and soon hit home by Liam White, who doubled to center. White was able to advance to third with Hulsey up to bat and Hulsey grounded out to second base, but White scored on the throw to first.
The Cardinals scored one run in the bottom of the third inning on a White Buffalo error and Madras had a 7-0 lead heading into the fourth inning.
The fourth inning was a scoreless one for Madras and Corbett, but the Buffs exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning.
Liam White reached first base on a Cardinals error and Zemke and Hulsey were both walked, loading the bases for Reece White, who hit an RBI single to fight field, scoring his older brother. Stout stepped into the batter's box and ripped a shot to center field for a two-RBI single.
Penaloza was walked and Jordan Mitchell was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, scoring a Buffalo run.
Graeme hit a hard ground ball past third base, scoring Stout, and Penaloza scored on a wild pitch a few plays later.
Liam White hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Jordan Mitchell and giving Madras a 14-1 lead.
The Cardinals scored two runs on a hard line drive hit to center field, but that is all they could muster as the Buffalos cruised to the victory.
The Buffalos recorded 10 hits as a team and were led by Stout and Liam White, who both went 2-for-3 with three RBIs.
Reece White ended the game 1-for-1 with an RBI, while Hulsey went 1-for-2 with an RBI. Graeme was able to go 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Zemke and Penaloza both went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
Michael Belgard and Reece White both pitched for the Buffs, allowing five hits and striking out two batters through five innings.
The White Buffalos have their last game of the season at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, taking on the Rangers at Estacada at home.