Sweet Home looking to rise in league ranks this baseball season


March 15, 2023

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Varsity baseball team members are, in front, from left, Trenton Smith, Kaden Zajic and Kelso Ellis. In the second row, from left, are Casey Valloni, Jon Holley, Dylan Luttmer, Lewis Conn, Christian Dominy and Kayden Gutierrez. In the rear, from left, are Coach Evan Teter, Head Coach John Best, Daniel Goodwin, Coach Amos Burger and Coach Cliff Dominy.

Sweet Home baseball had a tough showing last season, going 5-17 overall and 3-12 in Oregon West Conference play, to finish last in the conference.

This year Head Coach John Best expects improvement.

"I don't think we'll finish last," he said. "If we play to our potential, we should be right in the mix. It's going to come down to those Philomath and Newport games to see if we have a chance at a league title or if we can get into the playoffs."

He noted that the OWC is a really tough league and just got tougher with the addition of North Marion. Woodburn, which didn't field a varsity baseba...

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