KLAMATH FALLS - The River Dogs opened Senior Babe Ruth World Series action with a 4-2 come from behind win over Fairfax, Va. Sunday afternoon.
Hunter Boyd led the charge for the Dogs on the hill and at the plate. He tossed seven innings of two-run ball giving up nine hits and fanning four. Boyd was 3-for-3 at the dish with a double and two RBI.
"It was a nice come back win," coach Randy Boruff said. "We started out slow ... or should I say they started out fast. They had three hits in their first four at bats ... but only managed six more the rest of the way. Hunter got stronger as the game went on ... turned in a great effort.''
Three consecutive singles and a fielder’s choice put Fairfax up 2-0 in the top of the first.
An RBI single by Boyd and a sac fly from Kaeden Murphy evened the score in the home half of the second.
Cameron Walker’s RBI double brought Tristan Parton home from second in the bottom of the third to give the Dogs the lead.
The River Dogs and Boyd blanked the Southeast representative over the final four innings while adding an insurance run in the sixth to seal the deal.
"It really was a big win for us," Boruff said. "I can see Virginia fighting for one of the top three spots in our division."
Walker gets the nod for the River Dogs in Round 2 today when they match up with Williamsport who beat heavily favored Cape Cod.