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Molalla vs. Dallas to open Junior State baseball tournament Thursday

by: JIM BESEDA/MOLALLA PIONEER - Molalla's Lucas Ellis pops a pitch foul during last week's Junior State summer league baseball game against Franklin at Al Geddes Field. Ellis leads the team with 19 hits.Molalla will take on Dallas in the opening game of the 2014 Junior State Division I baseball tournament at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.

Thursday's forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and a 20 percent chance of rain.

Molalla summer league team leaders:

Batting average (minimum 25 at-bats): Andrew Sherwood .429 (12 for 28); Lucas Ellis .388 (19 for 49); Will Schaefer .359 (14 for 39); Trevor Miles .323 (10 for 31); Reed Aylett .321 (18 for 56); Austin Alexander .300 (9 for 30); Keaton Franco .298 (14 for 47); Kurt Potter .275 (14 for 51); Daniel Stoddard .233 (7 for 30).

Hits: Lucas Ellis, 19; Reed Aylett, 18; Keaton Franco, 14; Kurt Potter, 14; Will Schaefer, 14.

Doubles: Keaton Franco, 5; Kurt Potter, 5; Reed Aylett, 3; Austin Alexander 2; Will Schaefer, 2; Andrew Sherwood, 2; Five players tied with 1.

Triples: Lucas Ellis, 1; Kurt Potter, 1; Daniel Stoddard, 1; Josey Swain, 1.

RBIs: Reed Aylett, 20; Will Schaefer, 14; Keaton Franco 12; Kurt Potter, 10; Andrew Sherwood, 8.

Runs: Reed Aylett, 14; Will Schaefer, 14; Kurt Potter, 13; Austin Alexander, 12; Lucas Ellis, 12; Keaton Franco, 11; Trevor Miles, 11.

Stolen bases: Austin Alexander, 5; Reed Aylett, 5; Daniel Stoddard, 4; Trevor Miles, 3; Will Schaefer 3.

Here is a look at Thursday's tournament schedule:

THURSDAY

At Western Oregon University, Monmouth

9:30 a.m. Molalla vs. Dallas

12:00 p.m. Philomath vs. Churchill

2:30 p.m. Gladstone vs. McNary 5:00 p.m. Central vs. Summit

At Crescent Valley High School, Corvallis

9:30 a.m. Sprague vs. North Eugene

12:00 p.m. St. Helens vs. Corvallis

2:30 p.m. Scappoose vs. Bend

5:00 p.m. Thurston vs. Crescent Valley

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