Rangers swept in two against Lyle

In a doubleheader played on Thursday, the Rangers were swept by Lyle-Wishram by scores of 7-6 and 12-11.

With those defeats, Dufur has lost four games by an average of two runs, including three one-run setbacks.

In the opening game, Dufur led 5-3 in the fifth inning, but Lyle scored four unearned runs to regain the lead 7-5.

Dufur scored a run in the top of the seventh, but could not overcome that one-run deficit late.

Bailey Keever suffered the loss on the mound, as he lasted five innings and had nine strikeouts.

He walked six and allowed eight hits, but only one of the seven runs allowed was earned.

Tabor McLaughlin went 2 for 3 with two RBIs, Kolbe Bales added two hits, two runs and an RBI, and Connor Uhalde went 2 for 4 with two runs and two steals.

Keever also had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run in his three at-bats.

In the nightcap, Dufur scored two runs in the seventh inning to lead 11-9, but the Cougars scored three runs in the home half of the seventh to secure the 12-11 comeback win and the sweep.

McLaughlin took the loss in relief, as he tossed 1 1/3 innings, allowed two hits, walked two and had a strikeout. Two of the runs were earned.

Uhalde got the start and was tagged for nine runs, two earned, in 5 2/3 innings pitched. The right-hander gave up seven hits, walked five, hit three batters and struck out seven in the no-decision.

Dufur had 11 hits in the second game, led by Bales, who went 3 for 5 with four RBIs.

Keever had two hits, scored three runs and drove in two, McLaughlin totaled two doubles and scored two runs, and Uhalde went 2 for 4 with three runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases.

Dufur (2-4 overall) hosts Weston-McEwen for a game at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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