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The Bowmen go 4-0 at the Junior Baseball Organization tournament to claim the crown

COURTESY PHOTO - Sherwood won the JBO Junior Federal State Tournament. Pictured are (top row, from left) assistant coach Jimmy Davis, head coach Jay Johnson, assistant coach Mike Bernards, (middle row) Conner Reilly, Brady Hix, Eli Schweitzer, Carson Miller, Owen Rainey, Landon Brown, Jackson Bell, (front row), Austin Bernards, Colby Stevenson, Parker Davis, Jackson Johnson and Peyton Nash.The Sherwood Junior Federal (fifth/sixth-graders) JBO Baseball team certainly didn't disappoint its home fans, as it played on its home field.

And the Sherwood squad got a championship to show for it.

The Sherwood team went 4-0 to claim the title at the Junior Federal JBO State Tournament, held July 19-21 at Hopkins Elementary School in Sherwood.

The Sherwood squad got off to a flying start to the eight-team, double-elimination event, jumping out to a 21-0 lead on its way to posting a 21-8 four-inning win over Dallas in a tourney first-round game played on July 19.

Jackson Bell had a huge game for the Bowmen in the victory, going 3 for 3 at the plate with a home run, two doubles, three runs scored and four RBIs. Brady Hix went 3 for 3 with three stolen bases, three runs scored and two RBIs. Parker Davis went 3 for 3 with a stolen base, two runs scored and three RBIs.

Colby Stevenson also had a big day, going 2 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBIs. Landon Brown had two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Payton Nash and Owen Rainey each had a pair of hits. Carson Miller had a hit and drove in three runs. Conner Reilly and Eli Schweitzer each scored twice. Jack Johnson and Austin Bernards each had a hit and drove in a run.

Later on July 19, in a winners' bracket semifinal, Sherwood scored three runs in the top of the sixth inning to get an 8-7 win over Westview.

Miller helped lead the way for the Bowmen in that victory, going 2 for 3 at the plate with two runs scored and two RBIs. Davis doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs. Reilly went 2 for 3 with a run scored.

Bell, Schweitzer and Stevenson each had a hit and each scored a run.

Bell, Miller and Reilly combined to pitch Sherwood to the win.

In the July 20 winners' bracket final, the Bowmen posted an 11-0, four-inning win over Tualatin. Schweitzer pitched three and two-thirds inning of no-hit ball for Sherwood, striking out three and walking none.

Brown hit a three-run home run to help lead the offense. Reilly went 2 for 2 at the plate with a run scored and three RBIs. Stevenson had a hit, a run scored, and RBI and two stolen bases. Schweitzer had a hit and scored two runs.

Bell, Hix, Nash, Bernards and Rainey each scored a run.

The Bowmen faced Tualatin once again in the July 21 championship game, and got a 9-4 win to claim the crown.

Sherwood got off to a fast start in the title contest, scoring six runs in the top of the first inning. Nash had the big hit of the frame with a three-run triple.

For the game, Miller went 3 for 3 at the plate with a run scored and two RBIs. Hix went 2 for 3 with a double, a stolen base, two runs scored and two RBIs. Stevenson went 2 for 3 with a run scored. Reilly went 2 for 4 with a run scored.

Bell had a hit and scored twice. Schweitzer and Davis each had a hit, a run scored and an RBI. Johnson had a hit and Bernards drew a pair of walks.

Schweitzer and Reilly both pitched for the Bowmen in the win, each throwing three innings.

The Sherwood team went 37-8 in the 2019 season.

Jay Johnson is the Bowmen's head coach, with assistants Jimmy Davis and Mike Bernards.


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