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Rain washes North-Crater game to today

CENTRAL POINT - The playoff game to determine the Southern Oregon Conference's second and third representatives in the Class 4A state baseball playoffs was rained out Tuesday.

North Medford and Crater will try again at 4:30 p.m. today at Anhorn Field.

"If we can't play there, we'll play any place we can," Crater athletic director Dan Speasl said. "We don't want second and third decided by a coin flip."

The Oregon School Activities Association cutoff date to determine playoff teams is today.

The second-place team earns a May 21 first-round home game, while the No. — team goes on the road.

"The (Anhorn) outfield started to dry out later in the day (on Monday), but we weren't able to get it ready" Speasl said. "Right now, we're not experiencing more rain and we've got a wind.

"What we don't want is a coin flip. But the nice thing about it is that the worst you could do is get third."

Speasl said he was in contact with Eagle Point High about the use of its field if needed, as well as Miles Field.

For up-to-date information on the site for today's Crater-North game, call 664-7280 or 664-7289.

Seven of eight Skyline Conference baseball and softball games were scrubbed as well Tuesday.

Today, Rogue River plays Phoenix at Hagler-James Park in baseball, while Phoenix plays softball at Rogue River. Illinois Valley goes to North Valley for baseball, while the softball teams play at Cave Junction. Lakeview goes to Henley for softball. All those games are at 4:30 p.m.

On Friday, Hidden Valley and Mazama are slated to play baseball at Grants Pass and the Mustangs go to Klamath Falls for softball in games scheduled for 4 p.m.