Baseball, softball teams compete in playoffs

Snap-On Tools rolls in 11-12 baseball playoffs

Snap-On Tools, 11-12 junior national boys, won league playoffs 25-23 against Jefferson at Corvallis on July 25 in eight innings.

The game was called for darkness in the top of seventh inning, with a 17-17 tie, on July 21 .

Games normally go six innings, and overtime is usually controlled with a time limit. The championship game is played until someone wins.

The team defeated Scio 13-6 on July 20 and West Albany 11-3 in the first rounds of league playoffs.

West Albany was the only team to defeat Snap-On Tools during regular season, Coach Dick Reynolds said, and his team turned around and defeated West Albany in league playoffs.

The team continues on to the state tournament, which runs from July 28 to July 31. Its next game is at 6 p.m. on July 29 at North Marion.

Jason Miller Trucking finishes second in 9-10 softball playoffs

Jason Miller Trucking finished second in the league championship on July 19 at Pioneer School in Lebanon.

The 9-10 minor girls team was undefeated in regular season with a 10-0 record. They finish the season with an 11-1 overall record.

In the final game of league playoffs, they lost 17-6 to Jone’s Well Drilling.

For some of the girls, it was their first year playing, Coach Cindy Bell said proudly of their achievements this year.

South Santiam Cutters lose in state playoffs after first-round win

The 9-10 midget American boys South Santiam Cutters made it to the state playoffs as second seed in their league.

On July 18, they defeated Oregon City 7-1 in a preliminary game. They lost to Barlow 8-3 on July 21 and lost 7-6 to Sherwood on July 22 to be eliminated from playoffs.

The team was 21-9 overall.

The team included Marke Vandedrink, Austin Rice, Cory VanDeusen, Mitchell Keenon, Trever Olson, Colton Schilling, Christian Voldbaek, Colton Holly, Austin Mizsei, Nate Melcher and Ian Wingo.