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Willer, Garrett power Royals

EAGLE POINT ' Brandon Willer dominated on the mound and Ryan Garrett continued with the hot bat as the North Jackson Royals defeated Baker County 10-0 in five innings in the second round of the American Legion A state tournament at The Yard Saturday.

The host Royals play West Albany in a battle of tournament unbeatens at 7:05 tonight.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Willer surrendered three hits, struck out four and didn't walk a batter. Willer made some key pitches behind in the count early in the game, then found his groove.

He was pretty dominant, North Jackson coach Tom Britton said. He throws hard, and they just couldn't catch up with him tonight.

The Royals cashed in on walks to Chris Boyd and Tyson Nelson to open the bottom of the first. Garrett followed with a single to load the bases. With one out, Boyd scored on an error and Nelson came home on a fielder's choice to give Willer all the runs he would need.

North Jackson scored four runs in the fifth to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule. Garrett's double with the bases loaded drove in the final two runs.

Garrett, the Royals' No. — hitter, went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and is 6-for-8 in two tournament games.

Willer, Ricky O'Callahan and No. 9 hitter Ryan Augino each contributed two hits for the Royals.

North Jackson only committed one error in the game and the two the Royals have made in the tournament haven't cost them any runs.

We had a real balanced hitting attack from top to bottom, said Britton. We're doing the things we have to do to win ' play catch, make contact and throw strikes.

Baker County............................000 00 ' 0 — 6

North Jackson...........................212 14 ' 10 13 1

Spooner, Baily (5) and Price; Willer and Garrett. W ' Willer (4-1). L ' Spooner. 2B ' NJ: Nelson, Garrett, O'Callahan. 3B ' NJ: Hedrick.

Wilsonville 3, West Linn 2

West Linn..............................011 000 0 ' 2 4 3

Wilsonville............................030 000 x ' — 5 1

Schrank and Horton; West and Bartell. W ' West. L ' Schrank. 2B ' WL: Hughes, Horton.

Sisters 6, Southridge 5

Sisters.....................................000 005 — ' 6 10 3

Southridge..............................022 100 0 ' 5 7 3

T. White, McAlister (4) and Burke. Johnson and J. White; W ' McAlister. L ' Johnson. 2B ' S: Powell.