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Culver's in middle of roadtrip to game when they learn Sheridan has canceled due to COVID

LON AUSTIN - Brodie Little takes a cut for the Bulldogs The Culver baseball team had an interesting week.

The team was scheduled to play at Sheridan on Monday. However, the team received a phone call about the time they got to Detroit saying the game had been canceled. So, the team bus turned around and returned to Culver. It turns out that Sheridan has had a COVID outbreak and the team has canceled at least part of their season. The two teams were scheduled to play again on Wednesday, but with Sheridan not playing, Culver scrambled to find a replacement game.

On short notice, the Crook County JV team stepped into the mix, and the two teams played at Culver on Wednesday with the Bulldogs coming away with an 8-2 victory. The Bulldogs resumed league play on Friday and took care of business with a 15-5 home victory over Salem Academy.

Wednesday against Crook County, the Bulldogs jumped on top with two runs in the first on a pair of singles and a double.

After the Cowboys scored a run in the second, Culver responded with three more runs in the bottom half of the inning.

Crook County scored another run in the third inning, but that was all the offense the Cowboys could muster. Culver added a pair of insurance runs in the sixth inning to push the final margin to 8-2. Anthony Hood picked up the win on the mound for the Bulldogs, while Logan Macy came in in relief. The two pitchers combined to give up just three hits in the game, while Culver finished with nine hits, three by Macy who was 3-3 in the game.

Friday, the Bulldogs were in control throughout as they routed Salem Academy. Brody Little started on the pitcher's mound for Culver, striking out five in 3 and 2/3 innings of work. Macy came in to relieve Little and struck out three more batters in 2 and 1/3 innings of work.

Once again, Macy was hot at the plate, going 3-4 with four RBIs. Trevor Smith also had a good day at the plate, going 3-3.

"We did a good job of hitting the ball and forcing them to make plays defensively," Culver head coach Joey Graves said.

The Bulldogs are now 5-0 overall and 3-0 in conference play, while Salem Academy has fallen to 0-5 overall and 0-3 in league.

Culver and Salem Academy played again on Monday in Salem. The Bulldogs are on the road again today when they take on Santiam, 0-4, 0-2. The two teams play again on Friday in Culver, with game time scheduled for 4 p.m.

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