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SH Sr. American team rallies for trip to state tourney


July 21, 2015

COLTON SMITH lines up a double off the center field wall against Central Saturday.

Sweet Home’s Senior American baseball team advanced to the state playoffs in Corvallis with a second-place finish in the district tournament last weekend.

Coach Jim Hagle’s players beat Philomath 10-4 on Friday and lost 10-4 to eventual champion Central on Saturday.

On Sunday morning, Sweet Home was down 5-2 to Corvallis entering the bottom of the seventh. But they scored four runs to win 6-5, as Micah Stewart drove in Zach Zanona for the winning run.

“The kids rushed the field,” Hagle said. “It was pretty cool. You don’t get an opportunity to do that very often. It was a lo...

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