Just 5 local prep baseball teams remain alive heading to the State playoffs this week beginning on Wednesday.
Ridgeview bowed out losing in the Play-In round last week to La Salle, 7-1, but Summit punched their ticket with a 1-run win over Putnam, 8-7. The Storm travel to play top-ranked Thurston on Wednesday while IMC Champion Bend hosts Wilsonville.
Madras travels to face Astoria, and Crook County blanked Ontario 3-zip to advance and will challenge 2nd ranked North Marion on the road..
La Pine lost its league playoff to Pleasant Hill Friday, 4-3, but the #4 seeded Hawks will host Vale Wednesday at 430 in 1st round play of the 3A bracket.
On the Softball side…Ridgeview hosts La Salle Wednesday, and Crook County ventures to La Grande.