Expos close Oregon trip with doubleheader sweep

By June 18, 2014

ROSEBURG, Ore. — The Fairfield Expos American Legion baseball team wrapped up its first trip to Oregon this season by sweeping Doc Stewarts in a doubleheader, rallying to win the opener 5-4 in 10 innings before taking the second game 4-1, Monday.

The Expos took a 2-0 lead after 1 1/2 innings in the first game, Cameron Michael scoring an unearned run in the first and Anthony Kaleczyc stealing home in the second.

After Doc Stewarts took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the second, Fairfield tied it with a run in the fifth, Michael ripping a leadoff double with Garlind Webster following with an RBI single.

The home team took the lead again with a run the fourth, only to have the Expos tie it once more in the sixth, Jake Hedrick leading off with a single and taking second on an error before scoring on a single by Michael.

Jack Gamba, Justin Lee and Rylan Henry then combined to throw five innings of scoreless relief, allowing two hits while striking out three.

Jo Jo Quintanilla led off the 10th with a walk, stole second and scored on an error at shortstop on a ball hit by Hedrick.

Henry got the win in relief. Jake Brandt started, going five innings while allowing five hits and four runs (two earned) with six strikeouts and three walks.

Hedrick, Michael, Webster and Kaleczyc each finished with two hits, while Will Baker had the team’s only other hit.

In the second game, the Expos opened the scoring with a run in the fourth inning, Webster doubling in Hedrick.

After Doc Stewarts tied it with a run in the bottom of the fifth, the Expos took the lead for good with a run in the top of the sixth, Quintanilla tripling in Webster.

The Expos added two runs in the seventh as Kaleczyc scored on an error on a ball hit to third by JP San Antonio and Jason Brasile came in on a sacrifice fly by Nate Minster.

Payton Tyler went the first 4 1-3 innings to get the win, scattering five hits and striking out three, while David Hostler went the final 2 2-3 innings to get the save, allowing no hits.

The Expos return home to host Fair Oaks at Laurel Creek Park on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Daily Republic staff


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