The Joseph boys baseball team upped their Wapiti League record to 3-1 after splitting a doubleheader with Elgin on Saturday. Elgin fell in the first contest 2-1 in a defensive battle that saw Joseph slinger Wade Gleasman keep the Husky hitters at bay, giving up only two hits, none after the first inning.
A double by Mike Gamboa drove home John Schmidt in the second to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead.
Ryan Barstad singled in the third before advancing to second on a stolen base. Chris Garrett connected with a shot to drive in Barstad for what would eventually be the game winner.
Elgin's only score came in the bottom of the third as Payne crossed the plate on a wild pitch.
Elgin topped Joseph 8-4 in the second contest of the afternoon. The Huskies, with the score tied at 4-4, broke the game open in the fourth inning by scoring four unanswered runs for the win.
In the second game, Blake Eckstein and Cody Burgess pitched for Elgin, with Eckstein picking up the victory. Burgess connected for three hits, including a triple. Eddie Diaz hit a double and drove in two runs.
Joseph's scoring efforts included, Barstad scoring in the first inning on a Wade Gleasman double. Pat Lynn scored on a hit by Tanner Stewart in the second. Garrett singled before stealing two bases, eventually scoring on a double by Gamboa. Lynn singled and stole second before Stewart hit a double driving Lynn home for the final score.
Joseph out hit the Huskies in the final contest 10-6.
Joseph is scheduled to play a make-up doubleheader at Daggett Field against Nyssa at 3 p.m. on Friday.