JOHN DAY - Grant Union's varsity baseball team easily put away Riverside in a home doubleheader last week.
The May 4 games elevated the Pros to 6-2 in the 3A Eastern Independent League. They started the week second only to Burns, which was 8-0 in the Eastern Independent League.
The bats were banging out hits in Game One, which the Prospectors won 26-2 in five innings.
Taylor Myers went 4 for 5 at the plate, with four RBIs. Dustin Lippert also was 4 for 5, and had three RBIs.
Also on the hit parade: Tyler Roberts was 2 for 3, Dustin Silva was 2 for 4, Keldon Martin was 2 for 3, and Cash Wenick was 2 for 4. Wenick's tally included a home run.
On the mound, Wenick claimed the win, going 3 and a third innings. He struck out six and allowed two batters to walk. Alec Oliver pitched one and two-thirds innings, striking out two batters and allowing no walks.
The hits continued in Game Two, as 11 Pros put bat to ball. Myers and Lippert were both 2 for 4, and Tyler Roberts was 3 for 3.
Cody Williams went six innings on the mound and had the win. He threw six stikeouts and one walk. Oliver took an inning on the mound, striking out one batter.
The wins followed a hard-fought May 1 contest vs. Ontario that spilled over into the eighth inning. The Pros held out to win 6-5.
The Pros won the game in the bottom of the eighth as Keldon Martin led off with a double, and advanced to third on a sacrifice by Tyler Martin. A sacrifice fly by Zach DeRosier sent Keldon home from third.
In all, the Pros had 18 hits in the game.
Wenick pitched an inning, giving up five hits and striking out one batter. Oliver took the mound for five innings, allowing four hits and three walks.
Williams got the win on the strength of two innings, allowing just one hit.
The Pros traveled to Baker City Tuesday, May 8, past press time.