CORVALLIS — The Eugene Challengers used a six-run first inning Tuesday for a 9-3 win in the second game of the American Legion Regional C playoff doubleheader with the Corvallis Marketmen at Corvallis High School.

The Challengers (23-23) lost the opening game of Tuesday's regional doubleheader 5-3 and faced a must win in the second game.

The second-game win by Eugene forced a third game at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the best-of-three regional format with the winner advancing to the state tournament starting Saturday in Roseburg.

Eugene, the No. 4 seed from Area IV, was the home team for Tuesday's second game and after Kyle Lund struck out the side in the top of the first inning, the Challengers struck for six quick runs in the bottom of the inning.

Two singles and a hit batter loaded the bases for Peyton Bracy, who doubled all three runners home. Charlie Updegrave then doubled home Bracy, and Eugene added two more runs in the inning to take control.

Bracy finished 3-for-4 with three doubles, five RBIs and a run and Cole Wilkinson was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

Lund got the pitching win, allowed four hits and one run while striking out eight in 5 1/3 innings.

In the opener, the teams were tied at 1 before Corvallis (23-18), the No. 3 team from Area III, scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Bracy was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the opener.