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Huskies pull out baseball playoff win at La Grande, fall to Astoria at home


May 29, 2019

COLTON SMITH dives to third base on his way to scoring the Huskies' only run against Astoria in the second round of state playoffs.

Sweet Home ended its baseball season with a second-round 8-1 playoff loss to Astoria at home after beating La Gande 2-0 in the first round.

On the road at La Grande on May 22, Colton Smith went the distance, striking out seven batters while giving up just three hits and a walk.

"Colton, for us, was tremendous," said Coach John Best.

La Grande pitcher Parker Robinson, "holy smokes, he's one of the better pitchers I've seen at the high school level."

Robinson struck out 14 Huskies, Best said. The game was a "classic pitchers' duel."

Robinson gave up two walks, one hit and two earned runs....

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