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Junior baseball places ninth


by: COURTESY OF TROY DONALDSON - Carson Donaldson slides into home, during the state playoffs.The Molalla Youth Sports junior baseball team ended their season last week in Aloha, Ore. They lost to North Plains 16-6 and then to Lincoln 13-10, placing them ninth out of 70 teams in the state.

Troy Donaldson and Matt Pingo have been coaching this team for five years. They now have two other assistant coaches as well, Jeff Larsen and Kevin Carrier.

In 2010 they won the Rookie World Series. The following year they took fifth in district, missing a chance to go to state by just one spot.