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Huskies blow past Newport, fall to La Grande in playoffs


May 30, 2017

KOBE OLSON catches Colton Blaser at second base.

La Grande walked most of the way through the state baseball quarterfinals, courtesy of Sweet Home, to beat the Huskies 4-0 Friday evening on the road.

“Lots and lots and lots of walks,” said Coach John Best. “That was the tale of the game. We walked in the first run (in the second inning).”

Bases were loaded, and La Grande had two outs, said Best, then La Grande walked into the run.

He said La Grande had one hit all day, a triple in the fourth to score two runners who reached base on a walk, followed by an error that led to another run.

Sophomore Colton Smith gave up eight walk...

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