Red-hot Titans now alone in first in South
OREGON CITY — David Bellamy went 6-for-8 on the day, and Lane took sole possession of the South Region lead in the Northwest Athletic Conference baseball race with a doubleheader sweep of Clackamas on Saturday.
The Titans (27-9, 15-5) have won 13 in a row and have a one-game lead in the South on Mount Hood, which split its twinbill with Chemeketa.
Bellamy, a sophomore out of Sheldon High, was 4-for-4 with an RBI in the 9-7 opening win. Bruin Campbell drove in three runs and Logan Roberts was 3-for-4 with a double and triple.
In Lane’s 8-1 win in the nightcap, Bellamy added two more hits, including a double, to raise his average to .412, third best in the NWAC. Bryce Tilton and Jordan Hadley each drove in two runs to back the three-hit pitching of Austin Crowson (6-1) and Drew Smermes.
The Cougars (5-29, 3-21) have lost their last 17 games.
Lane finishes its regular season with a four-game, home-and-home series against Chemeketa next weekend.