The best will now face the best.
And one of the best, not surprisingly, came from the talented West Linn baseball team.
In this case, graduated senior outfielder Chase Cosner will play for the North team in this week's Oregon All-Star Series, set Saturday and Sunday at Goss Stadium on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis.
Officially titled the 2017 Daimler All-Star Series, this annual event is a North vs. South battle of Oregon's top graduated senior baseball stars.
The first pitch for Saturday's opener is slated for 2:30 p.m. The Oregon All-Star Series will conclude with a doubleheader starting at 10 a.m. Sunday.
Cosner earned his place in the lineup with an all-star senior season that saw him lead the Lions to a Three Rivers League championship and a runner-up finish in the Class 6A state playoffs. West Linn dropped a 5-1 decision to Clackamas in the state title tilt.
The team's center fielder, Cosner batted .412 this year (best among the Lions' regulars) with one home run, six doubles, a team-leading 47 hits, 26 RBIs and 31 runs scored.