When Shawn Rigsby, Hunter Buchanan and Tristan Gross walked off the diamond at Banks High School in May, they didn’t expect to play together again.
KEIZER — Henley won its third OSAA Class 4A baseball championship in four years Saturday with a 3-2 victory over Estacada at Volcanoes Stadium.
KEIZER — Knappa High finally faced a team from outside Special District 3 in the OSAA 2A/1A baseball playoffs and the defending state champions didn’t have an answer for top-ranked Burns in a 4-3 championship game loss at Volcanoes Stadium.
DRAIN — The North Douglas softball team used a big inning to eliminate Irrigon in the first round of the OSAA Class 2A/1A playoffs on Wednesday.
MONROE — Sean Winn pitched a three-hitter as the Oakland baseball team clinched a berth in the Class 2A/1A playoffs with a 2-1 win over North Douglas Friday in the Special District 3 playoffs.
TRI CITY — Hunter Buchanan dove in left field, glove extended as the fly ball died in front of him. When he rolled over and thrust the glove in the air, South Umpqua’s dugout exploded with cries of joy.
DRAIN — Yoncalla ace Will Shaw kept North Douglas off the scoreboard for five innings in Wednesday’s Special District 3 baseball playoff game.
TRI CITY — Hazel Buchanan’s brown eyes light up when she sees Hunter Buchanan walk up as if her own personal sun has just risen.
Coming into Saturday’s Southwest Conference baseball doubleheader with Willamette High, the Indians’ backs weren’t just to the wall, there was a black cloud hanging around as a blindfold.
GLIDE — A sweep of Tuesday’s doubleheader would’ve created some distance in the Mountain Valley Conference baseball race between Glide and Pleasant Hill.
Mother Nature seemed to do everything she could to prevent the Roseburg Indians and No. 1 ranked Sheldon Irish from completing their Southwest Conference baseball game at Legion Field.
DRAIN — Trailing 2-1 entering the bottom of the seventh, North Douglas High managed to load the bases and Warriors sophomore Carson Burris put a good swing on a 2-2 fastball for a grand slam and the 5-2 victory over second-ranked Monroe in the Special District 3 baseball game.