League play has finally happened upon Lakeview’s baseball team, who traveled to Rogue River to play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 13. The boys of Lakeview split the pair, winning the first game 7-4, but losing the second game 2-4.
In the first game, Lakeview won it in seven innings without having to bat in the final inning as they led throughout. The Honkers jumped out to a 4-2 win after the first four innings, and then pushed hard on the gas pedal as they rattled off three scores in the fifth. It was then that they really took control of the game. Trevor Callaghan pitched all seven innings and had an impressive ten strikeouts. His performance made head coach Sean Radford more than satisfied.
“Trevor threw an outstanding game for us,” he said. “If we can get that kind of outing from him consistently, we’re going to have the chance to win a lot more games.”
Cody Clemens scored two runs for the Honkers in the win.
Game two was not as fruitful for Lakeview, who managed only two runs the entire game. It was a defensive struggle for both teams, who were somewhat affected by the biting cold. Rogue River went up 3-0 in the second inning and never looked back. Both teams pitched well, but Rogue River was able to keep Lakeview at bay with some solid play by Brennen Moody, who had 2 RBI.