Onalaska baseball faced something few high school teams — let alone Class 2B teams — get the pleasure of: a duo of Division I-bound pitchers in back-to-back games.
The result was to be expected. The Loggers fell in a road doubleheader Saturday to Toutle Lake’s Jackson Cox and Zach Swanson.
In Game 1, the Loggers were held to just three hits, coming from Jeremy Larson (1 for 3), Lethon Fitch (1 for 3) and Tuff Lyons (1 for 2). Dominic Serl was the Loggers only other baserunner after walking once.
Cox, who is signed with the University of Oregon, fanned 12 batters and allowed just one hit with no walks across five innings of work.
Rylan McGraw threw all six innings for the Loggers, allowing six earned runs on six hits and no walks with the strikeouts.
The Loggers again found tough sledding at the plate, collecting just two hits in an 11-1 loss in five innings. Swanson struck out six batters with three walks and one hit in four innings.
Fitch scored the lone run in the top of the first after reaching on a fielder’s choice, stealing third base on a wild pitch then scoring on a passed ball to give Ony its only and last lead of the game.
The Ducks would take the lead with three runs in the bottom of the first before scoring three more in the second, four in the fourth and the game-winner in the fifth.
The Loggers’ lone hits came from Larson and Case McGraw, who each went 1 for 2.
Lane Zandell pitched the first inning for Ony, allowing one earned run on four walks with no hits and one strikeout. Serl threw 2 ⅓ innings, striking out one and allowing two earned runs on two walks and four hits.
Onalaska next hosts Adna in a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. on Monday.