Second game closerAstoria took a pounding in Game 1 and came back strong in Game 2, but ended up on the losing end of a doubleheader sweep at Pendleton Wednesday afternoon.

The Buckaroos scored a 12-0 win in the opener, and followed up with a 3-2 victory in Game 2.

Astoria pitchers Luke Ness and Garrett Long gave up just five hits in the first game, but Pendleton took advantage of eight walks.

Long and Mike Gallegos each had doubles for Astoria, which had just three hits off Pendleton pitcher Adam Whalen, who struck out four batters in the five-inning game.

The Bucks scored five runs in the third and added six in the fourth to end the contest.

Astoria's Steven Hess, Sean Fabela and Keenan Borgardt all had doubles in Game 2, but the Fishermen stranded eight runners in the loss.

Fabela pitched six innings, allowing six hits with five strikeouts and six walks.

Long was 4-for-4 at the plate to lead the Fishermen, who are scheduled to play at R.A. Long Friday at 4 p.m.

Game 1

Pendleton 12, Astoria 0

Astoria 000 00 - 0 3 -

Pendleton 015 6x - 12 5 -

Ness, Long (3) and Hess; Whalen and Van Cleave. W - Whalen. L - Long. RBI - Pen, Alberts 4, Gilliland, Beamer, Levy. 2B - Ast, Gallegos, Long; Pen, Levy, Gilliland. HR - Pen, Beamer, Alberts.

Game 2

Pendleton 3, Astoria 2

Astoria 010 010 0 - 2 8 -

Pendleton 200 100 x - 3 6 -

Fabela and Hess; Alberts and Van Cleave. W - Alberts. L - Fabela. RBI - Ast, Long, Hill; Pen, Van Cleave, Merrill, Alberts. 2B - Ast, Hess, Fabela, Borgardt; Pen, Merrill, Christy, Swearingen.

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