PHOTOS: MIKE EYSTER/FOR THE CHRONICLE – (1) Freshman catcher Brandon Reed eyes the pitch from Corban’s Braedyn Chong, (2) connects, (3 and 4) watches the flight of the ball and (5) celebrates with teammate Peyton Hino in Friday’s Game 2 victory.
First baseman Jeff Fripp slugged two home runs and three doubles, pacing the Bushnell Beacons to a four-game weekend sweep over visiting Corban University as league play opened for both teams.
After scoring 25 runs during Friday’s twinbill sweep, 15-5 and 10-7, the Beacons (6-19, 4-0) used the pitching of Abbott Haffar to secure a 4-1 victory in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader. Haffar blanked Corban for 7 1/3 innings before yielding an RBI single in the 8th. Fripp then homered in the bottom of the eighth for the final 4-1 margin.
Fripp enjoyed a huge weekend, clubbing 2 homers and 3 doubles while going 8-for-17.
Freshman Jameson Hussey paced the Beacons’ 9-7 victory in the fourth and final game of the weekend with a homer and 2 doubles.
“We finally got almost all of our guys healthy again,” Beacons assistant coach Jamie Womack said. “It’s fun watching them, as a first-year program, create their own culture here and that’s what we’re doing.
“That’s the first step. Now we have to show that we can keep it going.”
After a Tuesday road game at Western Oregon, the Beacons were slated to visit Eastern Oregon for doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.