Mac-Hi sweeps Dufur in final games before GOL play

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MILTON-FREEWATER — McLoughlin High School took another doubleheader sweep to improve its record to 7-1 going into its Greater Oregon League opener this weekend.

Mac-Hi took two from Dufur Saturday behind strong pitching from starters Dylan Shuler and Chase Copenhaver, 8-2 and 8-3.

Shuler pitched a complete game for the opener and backed it up with two-run home run in the second inning. He had four hits in the twin bill.

Hunter Yensen added three hits in the two games including a double.

“Our batters are taking good approaches at the plate and hitting the ball well,” Mac-Hi coach Mike Garcia said. “Our pitchers are locating well and going deep into ball games. So far so good. Hopefully it will all continue in a tough upcoming GOL schedule.”

The Pioneers play in LaGrande Saturday in a doubleheader at noon.

First game

Dufur 100 010 0 — 2 4 2

Mac-Hi 320 300 0 — 8 8 2

Parke, Newman (5) and Kortge. Shuler and Hodgen.

HR — Mac: Shuler.

Hits — Duf: Parke, Caldwell, Bravos, Little. Mac: Aguilar 2, Shuler 2, Richwine, Copenhaver, Yensen 2.

Second game

Dufur 000 002 1 — 3 5 4

Mac-Hi 230 012 0 — 8 6 0

Tibbits, Little (4), Knapp (6) and Kortge. Copenhaver, Ortiz (7) and Hodgen.

Hits — Duf: Caldwell 2, Duling 2, Kortge. Mac: Shuler 2, Richwine, Copenhaver, Leinbach, Yensen.

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