Joseph's bats were in high gear at Umatilla last Wednesday as the Eagles defeated Umatilla 6-4 in the opening game of their double header. Their second game of the day was called in the seventh inning with the score tied 9-9 due to darkness. "We were hitting the ball like crazy," said Eagles coach Dave Schmidt.

Dustin Gibbs played some of his best baseball of the young season pitching a win in the first contest giving up four hits and three walks in the game. The JHS junior continued his stellar play in the nightcap hitting a homerun and a double in the contest to drive in two runs.

"The team is looking good but, we did have a couple of mental lapses in the field," Schmidt said.

The Eagles open home play this weekend with two doubleheaders. Joseph will face Weston-McEwen on Friday.

Saturday's contest pits the Blue and Gold against Nyssa in their first league game of the season. Both games are scheduled to get underway at 12 noon at Daggett Field in Joseph.

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