For the first time ever, LaPine will be playing for the Class 3A State Baseball Championship. LaPine won the Mountain Valley League regular season championship but lost the State seeding game to league rival Pleasant Hill; then a week later knocked the Billies out of the play-offs with a 5-4 Quarterfinal win. It was Pleasant Hill that bumped LaPine out in the Quarterfinals a year ago.
The Hawks will face Horizon Christian of Tualitin (20-7) who are coming into this game with a 6-game win streak. Horizon Christian makes its third appearance; having won the Championship in 2011 and finishing runner-up in 2013.
LaPine is have a record year at 23-and-4. The game is at Volcano Stadium in Keizer today at 1:30.