Oakridge baseball squad rallies past Orchard View to capture Division 2 district title

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The Oakridge baseball team overcame an early deficit to down Orchard View 5-2 on Monday and claim a Division 2 district championship.

Orchard View took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Oakridge tied the score in the bottom of the inning when Mason Wever scored on a passed ball.

OV went up 2-1 in the third inning, but Oakridge took the lead when Hunter Jennings ripped a two-run double.

Jalen Hughes executed a suicide squeeze bunt, scoring the fourth Eagles run, and  Jon Terpenning knocked in the final run with a ground out to second that scored Blake Masterman.

The Eagles escaped a major threat in the fifth inning when the Cardinals had the bases loaded. Masterman caught a fly ball and threw a strike to the plate to gun down the tagging OV runner.

TJ Ruel picked up the win on the mound while Ethan Miller got the save.

Chase Keller pitched well for Orchard View, striking out four. He also led the Cardinals’ offense with two hits.

Oakridge will play Sparta in regional action on Wednesday in Big Rapids.

 

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