Sherwood wins Junior Federal championship
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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