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Baseball roundup: Gervais bounces back at Sheridan


by: PHIL HAWKINS - Gervais senior Adam Jaramillo led the Cougars from the mound in a 9-6 road victory over the Sheridan Spartans.


The Cougars scored a crucial victory against Sheridan to end the week and maintain a tie for third place in the West Valley Conference.

Gervais (5-8, 3-2 West Valley) bounced back from a 13-0 loss to league-leading No. 3 Horizon Christian on April 15 by taking a 9-6 victory over the Spartans Friday.

Since opening the season with six straight losses, the Cougars have righted the ship and won five of their past seven contests.

Gervais currently sits tied for third in the conference with Willamina (4-9, 3-2), but the Bulldogs hold the tie-breaker over the Cougars due to a 9-4 victory on April 8.

Gervais was scheduled to play at Amity Tuesday and will end the week with a non-conference game against Waldport Friday.

North Marion

In a match between two of the top 4A teams in the state, the La Salle Falcons took the first game against the Huskies in a 4-2 contest on April 15.

The Falcons tagged North Marion for three runs to open the game. The Huskies responded with a run in the first but couldn’t score again until the seventh inning.

Kyle Williamson, Emry Patterson and Colin Barrow led the team with two hits each.

Brock Breshears pitched a complete game, striking out five while giving up just one earned run. The Huskies were hurt by four errors that led to three unearned runs by the No. 3 Falcons.

The two teams were scheduled for a rematch Thursday, but rain delayed the game to be rescheduled Monday.

The No. 2 Huskies will then travel to No. 8 Gladstone Tuesday followed by a rematch against the Gladiators at home Thursday evening.

The Tri-Valley Conference is the lone league in 4A baseball with three teams currently ranked in the top 10 of the OSAA ranking polls.

St. Paul

The St. Paul Buckaroos took home one of their biggest victories of the season in a 9-0 shutout of Santiam four days after taking the brunt of a 24-0 loss to Kennedy.

The win bumped St. Paul into a tie with Santiam for eighth place in the Tri-River Conference.

St. Paul was scheduled to play at Waldport Monday and at Regis Tuesday. The Buckaroos will finish the week Friday at home against Western Mennonite.


The Woodburn baseball team’s lone game last week against Corvallis was postponed due to rain. The Bulldogs and Spartans will play their match May 21.