Sweet Home looking to climb league ladder in baseball


March 16, 2022

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Varsity baseball team members are, in front, from left, Josh Wilson, Kajen Zajic, Alex Kisselburgh, Nathan Aker and Jacob Sieminski. In the second row, from left, are Casey Valloni, Hunter Ashby, Tucker Weld and Lewis Conn. In the rear, from left, are Huston Holly, Dylan Luttmer, Assistant Coach Zach Luttmer, Coach John Best, Assistant Coach Dawson Armstrong, Russ Holly and Caleb Christman.

Sweet Home's baseball team wrapped an abbreviated 2021 spring season at 7-8 overall and 5-7 in league for a fifth-place finish in Oregon West Conference (OWC) play. (Ahead of Sweet Home stood Stayton (9-6, 9-3), Philomath (9-8, 8-4), Sisters (8-5, 8-4), and Newport (7-5, 7-5).)

Head Coach John Best can see the Huskies rising in the standings this year, although he expects that every team will have improved.

"We play in a very tough conference. A lot of the Oregon West has some pretty good baseball," he said. "But I think Sweet Home will have a really good year and I'm optimistic that we a...

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