Sandblasters’ outfielder Tylan Corder (left) gets congrats from infielders Josh Iabichello (center) and John Dodson after a spectacular catch deep in left field to save a run and end the inning during game one of Thursday’s doubleheader at home against Klamath Falls.
Nick Cole winds up after coming in for relief in the eighth inning to claim the win.
Though weather in the first part of the week made things hit-or-miss for the Three Rivers Sandblasters’ AAA baseball team, the opening game of Thursday’s doubleheader was all hits for the ’Blasters, who tromped Klamath Falls 20-3 in game one.
Florence native Jake Thompson started on the mound for TRC, pitching seven innings and striking out seven batters while allowing just four hits.
“Jake pitched seven strong innings for us,” Sandblasters coach Dave Deutschman said of Thompson, who allowed only one earned run.
All told, TRC had six hits in the game, manufacturing runs off of Klamath Falls’ errors, aggressive base-running and six RBIs.
North Bend’s Nick Cole came to the mound in the top of the eighth inning for the ’Blasters, where he pitched the next two innings to pick up the win in in relief.
Cole also went on to drive home the game-winning 20th run on an RBI single in the eighth inning.
Also scoring for the Sandblasters was Florence’s Josh Iabichello, who smacked an RBI double and scored once.
Jarrett Peterson led Klamath Falls with two hits.
Game two was a complete reversal, with Post 20 connecting for 13 hits in the seven-inning match-up. Scott Schepige led Klamath Falls’ offense with two home runs, a double and three RBIs.
North Bend’s Hayden Davisson went 2-for-4 at the plate for TRC, with a triple and one runs scored.
Today, the Sandblasters will host a league game with Mid-Valley of Albany.
First pitch goes out at 3 p.m.
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