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Crater bumped from playoffs

CANBY - Missing an offensive punch and one costly inning sent Crater to a Class 4A first-round state-tournament defeat on Monday.

Ninth-ranked and Pacific-9 champion Canby scored four times in the bottom of the sixth inning to break open a 1-1 tie and clinch a 5-1 victory over the Comets.

Canby plays the winner of the Beaverton McKay game, which was postponed by rain.

Derek Petersen (9-5) kept Canby in check most of the afternoon but struggled in the decisive sixth.

Jason McCall belted a one-out double and moved to third after Petersen hit two straight batters.

McCall scored on a sacrifice fly and Brett Henry followed with a two-run double. Blake DuPont capped the rally with a two-out single that brought home Henry.

"We planned to go a little bit further, but that's how it goes," said Crater coach Chuck Dominiak. "I thought we'd hit the ball better (than we did), and we had a good week of practice coming in, but things don't work out sometimes."

Canby pitcher Jason Grisham struck out nine and gave up just one run on five hits.

"We didn't really mount much offensively, but they didn't either," said Dominiak. "Petersen didn't do too bad. He had them off balance most of the time, they just strung something together there in the sixth."

Brett Henry led Canby with two hits, including a key two-run double in the sixth.

The Comets, who were ranked No. — in the state at one point during the season before dropping five of their final six games, finish the season at 17-10 overall.

Crater.................................................000 000 — - — 5 1Canby.................................................000 014 x - 5 8 1

Petersen and Maddocks; Grisham and McCall. W - Grisham. L - Petersen. 2B - CR: Maddocks; CA: McCall, Henry.

GRESHAM AT ROSEBURG, PPD

. - The first-round game between Gresham and Roseburg was postponed due to rain.

The conest will be made up today at 4 p.m.

Class 3A

PHOENIX 3, REEDSPORT 2- At Reedsport, Phoenix scored all three runs by benefit of the home run and survived a strange finish for a first-round state-tournament win.

The Pirates (15-12) travel to play Grant Union on Wednesday for a second-round game.

Eric Kessler blasted Reedsport pitcher Brett Fitzgerald's two-out, full-count offering over the left-field wall for a two-run homer and a one-run lead for Phoenix.

In the top of the seventh, Reedsport second baseman Brett Butler collided with the right fielder on a shallow pop up. He would stay in the game because the Braves had used all of their subs earlier in the contest.

A dazed Butler came to bat in the bottom of the seventh with runners on first and second and two outs but couldn't continue due to his injury, giving Phoenix the win.

Nathan Emerson led the Pirates with two hits, including a solo home run in the fourth.

Brett Goble limited the Braves to five hits while collecting his 10th pitching win of the season.

Phoenix..............................................000 120 0 - — 5 1Reedsport..........................................101 000 0 - 2 5 3

Goble and Ellis; Fitzgerald and Harrington. W - Goble (10-3). L - Fitzgerald. 2B - R: Merrifield, Harrington. HR - P: Emerson (2), Kessler (4).

MAZAMA 11, NEWPORT 1, 5 innings - At Klamath Falls, Mazama pounded out 11 hits en route to a five-inning, first-round state tournament win.

The game was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.

The Vikings play at Central on Wednesday for a second-round game.

Justin Nelson had two hits and collected three of his game-high four RBIs with a bases-loaded double in the fourth inning.

Kyle Blank , Ryan Broadhead and Ryan McGraw each added two hits for Mazama, which improved to 19-8 overall.

Newport..............................................010 00 - — 3 3Mazama..............................................330 41 - 11 11 2

Mendevil, Dundas (4) and Munoz; Chris Bocchi and Mark Manfull. W - Bocchi. L - Mendevil. 2B - M: Ryan McGraw 2, Justin Nelson.