State baseball second round playoff wrap: Jesuit upset
The second round of the OSAA state baseball playoffs are in the books, with eight teams advancing to Friday's quarterfinals. Here's what happened…
Lakeridge 9, Westview 2
No. 1-ranked Lakeridge simply proved to be the better team, tallying 12 hits against the Wildcats, including a Mason Utech two-run homer in the sixth inning en route to a win over the Metro League's third place team.
Pacers starting pitcher Zach Johnson allowed just two hits over six innings of work.
Lakeridge will face Sherwood—who defeated Tualatin in Wednesday's second round—in Friday's quarterfinal.
Westview ends the year 13-15 on the season.
Sherwood 1, Tualatin 0
Despite nary a hit, the No. 8-seeed Bowmen scratched across a first-inning run and then rode the arm of starting pitcher Nolan Umlandt to a 1-0 victory over the No. 9-seeded Timberwolves at Sherwood High School.
Umlandt threw all seven innings for Sherwood, allowing just three hits while striking out eight.
Tualatin pitcher Logan Larrance took the hard luck loss, allowing no hits while striking out seven and walking three.
Sherwood's run came as the result of back-to-back walks to start the bottom of the first, then after a stolen base and deep flyout allowed Cam Christenson to advance to third, Chase Highberger's shallow flyout to center plated Christenson for what would be the game's only run.
Sherwood will travel to top-ranked Lakeridge Friday for the quarterfinals.
Sheldon 4, McMinnville 3
Sheldon watched a 3-0 lead evaporate after McMinnville scored two in the fifth and one in the sixth, but the Irish responded with what would be the game-winning run in the top of the seventh when Nolan Miller scored on a passed ball that then turned into a throwing error.
Miller finished the game 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run-scored and was one of seven Sheldon players with hits in the game.
The No. 5-seeded Grizzlies tallied eight hits in the game
Sheldon will face No. 4-seeded West Linn in the quarterfinals.
West Linn 4, Sprague 0
Lions pitchers Drew Talavs and Drake Gabel combined to allow just three hits while striking out 11, and West Linn batters notched 10 hits in a 4-0 shutout of the No. 13-seeded Olympians.
Jeremy Levasseur and Kace Naone each had two hits for the Lions, who had eight hitters tally a hit in the game.
West Linn will host Sheldon in the state quarterfinals.
Canby 4, South Medford 2
Canby's Kellan Oakes struck out nine Panther hitters while tallying two hits at the plate in the Cougars' 4-2 upset win over No. 3-seeded South Medford.
South's Cameron Sewell had two hits for the Panthers, including a seventh inning home run, but Canby pitchers got Kaleb Long out on strikes with the bases loaded to end the game and send the underdog Cougars onto the quarterfinals.
Canby will face Mountainside Friday.
Mountainside 6, Summit 2
The Mavericks' Brian Mannion allowed just four hits while striking out eight and senior Spencer Barnard had two RBI in No. 6-seeded Mountainside's 6-2 win over the Storm.
Summit managed just four hits in the game, with the Storm's Canon Reeder notching two of them.
Mountainside will host Canby in Friday's quarterfinal.
Clackamas 3, Roseburg 2
Roseburg's Dominic Tatone had two hits including a double and home run, but it wasn't enough as Clackamas' Matthew Tacheny allowed just three total hits in six innings to help the No. 7-seeded Cavaliers advance to the state quarterfinals.
Clackamas will face Lake Oswego who upset No. 2-seeded Jesuit in Friday's quarterfinals.
Lake Oswego 5, Jesuit 1
Jesuit tallied eight hits but scored but one run in the day's biggest upset, falling to the No. 18-seeded Lakers 5-1.
Lake Oswego's Blaise Heher led the way with three hits an RBI and a run-scored, and was one of five Lakers to notch hits against the heavily favored Crusaders.
Heher also through all seven innings for Lake Oswego, allowing just the single earned run while striking out three and walking none.
The Crusaders' Levi Jones and Hayden Smith had two hits apiece.
Jesuit starting pitcher Nelson Keljo allowed two runs on four hits while striking out six in four innings on the mound.
Banks 5, Madras 0
Top-seeded Banks used the long ball and solid pitching to blank visiting Madras 5-0.
Charlie White hit two home runs, a two-run shot in the first inning and a solo shot in the fifth, and pitched a complete game two-hitter in leading the Braves to an easy win over the visiting Buffaloes.
Sophomore Justin Walters also homered as one of his two hits for Banks, while Blake Jewett added two hits of his own.
Banks will host Philomath in Friday's quarterfinals. The No. 8-seeded Warriors defeated Henley 12-4 in Wednesday's first round.
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