"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi
Lane baseball players to keep playing
Seven Lane baseball players have landed spots with four-year schools, including four who’ll be moving on to NCAA Division I programs.
Three of the players signed in the fall and four others signed during the recent spring signing period.
Among those who signed in the fall were Austin Crowson (Monroe High) with Nevada, Landon Bourassa (Lethbridge, Alberta) with San Francisco and Boone Casarez (Lowell High) with Campbellsville University in Kentucky.
Signing this spring were Tony Ortiz (Olympia) with Tulane, Kyle Keith (Casper, Wyo.) with Southern Mississippi, and Cooper Webster (Lakeridge High) and Jalen Fuhriman (Idaho Falls, Idaho), both with Northwest Nazarene.
Nevada, San Francisco, Tulane and Southern Mississippi are NCAA Division I programs.
Titans split double-header with Clackamas in baseball
OREGON CITY — Hank Forrest went 2-for-5 and drove in three runs to lead Lane to a 9-2 victory over Clackamas in the first game of an NWAC baseball doublheader on Sunday.
Thomas Rudinsky, Henry Lovekamp and Jayden Hanna also had two hits for the Titans, and Austin Crowson earned the victory by pitching six innings of shutout ball, striking out eight.
In the second game, Lane managed only four hits in a 3-1 loss to the Cougars. Tony Ortiz drove in Lane’s lone run on a double in the fourth inning.
Lane sweeps against Clackamas in baseball
Landon Bourassa and Jalen Fuhriman combined on a three-hitter to give Lane a 5-1 victory over Clackamas in the second game of an NWAC baseball doubleheader on Saturday.
Bryce Mulcahy drove in three runs for the Titans in the victory.
In the opener, Mulcahy’s three-run triple keyed a four-run seventh inning to lead the Titans to a 5-4 victory over the Cougars
Lane baseball team splits with SWOCC
COOS BAY — Thomas Rudinsky and Colton Sakamoto each drove in runs to help lead the Lane baseball team to a 3-1 victory at Southwestern Oregon, but a Titan rally fell short in the second game as the two teams split a Northwest Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader Friday.
Lane broke for a 1-all tie with runs in the fourth and seventh innings of the opener. Landen Bourassa earned the win on the mound, giving up just four hits and striking out two in six innings of work.
Southwest Oregon took a 4-0 lead into the top of the ninth inning of the second game before Lane erupted for three runs. But the Titans could plate the tying run in falling 4-3.
Titans pitch their way to sweep of Centralia
Three Lane pitchers combined on a three-hit shutout, and the Titans defeated Centralia 3-0 in the second game of an NWAC baseball doubleheader on Saturday at Titan Field.
Jesse Davis pitched five innings, and Jalen Fuhriman and Bryce Mulcahy each pitched an inning of hitless relief for the Titans. Davis struck out six in his five innings of work.
Tony Ortiz hit a solo home run and scored twice for Lane, and Colton Sakamoto was 3-for-3.
In the opener, Sakamoto hit a three-run homer in the third inning to propel Lane to a 6-5 victory. Sakamoto and Jayden Hanna had two hits apiece for the Titans.
Lane loses a pair to Treasure Valley
Treasure Valley swept a baseball doubleheader against Lane Community College on Friday.
The visiting Chukars (5-6) won the opener with a run in the top of the eighth inning pushing them ahead 3-2. They won Game 2 1-0 with the only run coming in the fourth inning.
Lane (1-9) had 14 hits in the two games combined.
Lane men’s baseball swept at Lower Columbia
LONGVIEW, Wash. —Lane’s baseball team struggled to cross the plate against Lower Columbia on Friday, scoring just one run in a doubleheader sweep by the Red Devils, 1-0 and 2-1.
The Titans (0-5) managed six hits in the first game but couldn’t answer Lower Columbia’s fourth-inning score. Austin Crowson took the loss, despite allowing just three hits in five innings. Bryce Mulcahy and Hank Forrest each had two hits.
Lower Columbia (2-1) used a hit batter, an error and two wild pitches to take a 2-0 first-inning lead in the second game. Thomas Rudinsky, who had two hits, scored Lane’s run in the top of the fifth on an error.
Lane falls to Linn-Benton in baseball
Damon Peters had two hits and drove in four runs to lead Linn-Benton to a 4-2 victory over Lane in an NWAC baseball game on Wednesday.
Tony Ortiz had two hits, including a two-run single in the third inning, and Jaden Hannah also had two hits for the Titans (0-3).